100-pound catfish invade Susquehanna

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by catfisherman369, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

    Messages:
    4,944
    State:
    Nashville Il.
    100-pound catfish invade Susquehanna

    Friday, July 26,

    By The Associated Press


    LANCASTER -- One-hundred pound flathead catfish could eventually take over the Susquehanna River and disrupt its ecosystem, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

    Last week, commission officials confirmed that the species recently entered the Susquehanna River. And officials are worried the predatory fish, which can reach more than 100 pounds, could cause problems for other species.

    The agency is now looking for the help of anglers to help control the growth of the species, which is not native to the river.

    Full story here: http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20020726catfish0726p7.asp
     
  2. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,463
    State:
    IN
    Name:
    Winston
    If only it were that easy to grow a river system dominated by 100lb Flatheads.
    A guy can only wish...W
     

  3. lil kat

    lil kat New Member

    Messages:
    208
    State:
    Illinois
    I agree with you there wish we could have that trouble here in IL :wink:
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

    Messages:
    4,944
    State:
    Nashville Il.
    That is what i was thinking . Icouldnt believe they was complaining and not fishing ...lol

    Iwould live in the boat .:smile2:
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

    Messages:
    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    sign me up. I would love to help them with their big catfish problem
     
  6. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

    Messages:
    321
    State:
    St.Paul, MN
    That is some "problem" to have. It is kind of sad really to think about all those flatheads that will be killed. Hopefully people will at least eat them and not just throw them up on shore.

    Thanks Floyd for posting the article.
     
  7. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

    Messages:
    158
    State:
    HENDERSON,LOUISIANA
    NEED TO FORM A GROUP LIKE THE GHOSTBUSTERS MAYBE CATBUSTERS TO HANDLE PROBLEMS LIKE THIS.THAT'S ONE PROBLEM I WOULD ENJOY SOLVING!!!:wink:
     
  8. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

    Messages:
    1,797
    State:
    greatbend kansas
    sign me up
    i wish we had more flaties in that range here
    ha ha we do but we love it
    hope people dont take this to seriously and start killing those flaties for nothing
     
  9. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

    Messages:
    1,680
    State:
    Belleville
    Flatheads.. the Next Asian Carp! :crazy:


    I can see that as the next headline for the ignorant publicists.
     
  10. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

    Messages:
    222
    State:
    Glasford, Illinois
    :big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:eek:k so who's going to drive us all over there
     
  11. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Peru, IL.
    I need to find this place, the fishoff is starting next week...
     
  12. curdog

    curdog New Member

    Messages:
    896
    State:
    Sheridan, Arkansas
    Durn the way thay are talking you would have thought Jaws crawled up on their porch and eat their dog.:eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  13. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

    Messages:
    1,834
    State:
    norfolk, va
    yeah but if flatheads could jump like that, they would dominate more than the river.
     
  14. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

    Messages:
    2,648
    State:
    Indiana
    years from now it would be a great place to fish lol !