Attention: Ohio Blue Catfish anglers

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by misterwhisker, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    The ODNR currently does not have Blue cats listed on there Fish Ohio species list :confused2: What can we do to change this ?? I personally would like to see that trophy fishing for big blue cats in our stretches of the rivers and lakes is appreated like other great sport fish in our state. :big_smile::cool2:
     
  2. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    I would also like to say that the certificate and pins they give to participating anglers are a good compliment beside a picture :wink:
     

  3. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Now that we have an officially recognized state record Blue Cat i'm sure it's only a matter of time till they're included in the Fish Ohio recognition program Paul. The Blue Cats are a worthy addition for sure and i've contacted them with this question. I'll notify everyone of the response i get. Here's a copy of the email i sent them:


    I'm an avid Catfisherman and have a question regarding whether or not the Blue Catfish is going to be added to the Fish Ohio Recognition program now that we have an official state record Blue Catfish. I and a lot of other Catfisherman i know think it would be a worthy addition to the program. Thanks in advance for your response. Sincerely ,
    Garrett Cope
     
  4. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Thats def. a good idea Paul. We need to get them protected also! Protect them just like the other trophy fish! Ive never caught a blue cat but would def. be interested in signing a petition or what ever you have in mind!
     
  5. FreeWorldFishing

    FreeWorldFishing New Member

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    I was wondering the same thing about a fish OHio blue. It would also be cool if they had a triple crown type certificate if u could manage to get a fish Ohio channel, flathead and blue all in the same year.
     
  6. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Great post Paul, we need to recognise the BLUE!