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Thread: News On The New Bait Rule
03-29-2012, 07:18 AM #41
03-29-2012, 07:37 AM #42
- Gary Felkner
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I support the notion of trying to keep a record fish alive, but there is no actual requirement that a record fish be alive when weighed..
Gary Felkner, Overland Park, KS
Member since Aug 2003
03-29-2012, 07:44 AM #43
[QUOTE=Backlashed;2448949]Call and ask.
That's to easy
03-29-2012, 10:08 AM #44
Thanks for the knowledge! I am glad I don't have to buy bait for $15/dozen
03-30-2012, 11:20 AM #45
Here's to hoping I don't get ticketed for taking my bait from spot to spot, I have many days and nights that I will fish 3 to 5 different places, not going to dispose of high priced bait, that's for sure. Guess this is the year I will finally break down and buy a new cast net to make bait catching at each spot more efficient.
03-30-2012, 01:59 PM #46
I wonder how this is going to affect tournament rules. It would be nice if everyone was using the same rules etc. Maybe the tourney officials will get a clear definition and pronounce the rules ahead of scheduled events.
04-10-2012, 11:24 PM #47
I talked to the Pratt office today on this subject and recieved 2 different answers. The end result was that Col Jones decided that taking bait from a private pond to a public water like the river is NOT legal. See my post under KS River talk for a copy of the email I recieved after the phone call that said it was ok. Just want everyone to be aware so we don't get ticketed and we can properly protest the current regs.
04-11-2012, 12:31 PM #48
I have a copy of my emails on the KS rivers forum under the new bait laws.
04-11-2012, 12:54 PM #49
Ok, I just got off the phone with Col Jones myself. What Buffplace said is accurate. I asked him point blank several times if if was ok to take bait caught from a private water fishing impoundment to the KS river and he said YES, as long as the pond meets the definition of a private water fishing impoundment like Buffplace posted. When I asked yesterday I used the wording "private pond" instead of "private water fishing impoundment" and got a different answer than I got today. The difference in the answers we were getting came down to the wording, so if you are asked where you caught your bait don't say from a private pond, say from a private water fishing impoundment. If you call to check for yourself you should do this also.
I got my answer I wanted finally, I'm going to quit worrying about it and start fishing. I do plan to take a picture on my cell phone each time I catch bait from one of our "private water fishing impoundments" that shows me, my fishing rod, and one of my baitfish with the "private water fishing impoundment" in the background. That should help clear up any misunderstandings because I will be able to show a photo with the date and the water where the bait was taken.
04-11-2012, 06:26 PM #50
One of the requirements in getting a permit was to supply them with the GPS coordinates of the pond...er...fishing impoundment you take bait from. Probably wouldn't hurt to have them too.