Bluecats on the Altamaha river!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by Plowboy411, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    Talked with the local biologist sunday and he said its true. the biggest Blue he's seen was about 3 lbs. BLUECATS/FLATHEADS/NATIVE/ GOOD/BAD/ or just plain UGLY!!!! what's your opinion on this.do we let nature take its course or let the GOV' breed sterile and stick genetically engineered fish in an already messed up river???? state your opinion or the GOV' will think you don't have one!!!
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Let them breed and grow. This part of Georgia could use a boost in the economy, and a duel hat trophy catfish river that would produce record Blue and Flathead catfish would be the draw.

    The Annual Wayne County Catfish Festival is growing every year, and will eventually spread through several events.

    I know the local population is concerned about the reduction in panfish population, but the catfish density makes a favorable food conversion for those that target for the freezer.

    People will drive from out of state for a 50+ pound catfish, but not for slab gills, no matter how much fun it is to catch slabs.
     

  3. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    We think the same way . but G E fish is where we are headed if we don't stand up and stop it. this is the point of my post . thank you for your reply friend.
     
  4. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Well, I love to catch big blues so I say if there already in the river then let's see how big they will get there. In other big tidal rivers like the James in VA blue cats get huge and I expect the same from the Altamaha(just look how flatheads have grown). If blue cats take hold there and aren't messed with by DNR, then I expect a state record blue to come from the Altamaha later on in the future.
     
  5. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    good morning John.LOL
     
  6. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    no there not ugly prettier than my wife !
     
  7. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    ok John that is post #1 LOL
    9 more to go.
     
  8. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    good morning james,time to get up ad go fishin the rivers ready !just rained here good fishin
     
  9. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    just find some post you would like to post in and you will have your 10 in no time LOL
     
  10. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    why would they breed steril fish ?that makes no sense.
     
  11. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    why u not fishn?stead of talkin here?
    im going in 3 hours.
     
  12. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    the fish would lay there eggs but they would not be fetal.
     
  13. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    need big gear tackle to get em in .
     
  14. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    I haven't been but 4 or 5 times this year.I haven't felt the best here as of late.
     
  15. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    I 've tied it on and never get anything to bite ,but when I dont I can,t keep it in the water they tear it up ,think they know its there?
     
  16. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    I,ve wondered how good it would work.
     
  17. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    would it work ?never have but allways looking for new ways and baits.
     
  18. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    as long as they are big
     
  19. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    LMAO!!! you gonna get that #10,,LOL
     
  20. redneckcatkiller

    redneckcatkiller New Member

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    does any one know what the effect on the meat quallity is would any one eat em?