Blues took from the river

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by howard2119, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. howard2119

    howard2119 New Member

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    What do you guys think about the fishermen who take the big blues out of the river with big nets and sell them to the pay lakes.
     
  2. swampratt

    swampratt Member

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    Who gets the money and what is it used for.?..
    If the wildlife department gets the money then turns around and uses it in the hatchery or to buy more land for hunting and fishing ,, it would be fine...in a case like that ,,,but if it is just to fatten a mans wallet it just don't seem right
     

  3. howard2119

    howard2119 New Member

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    The money goes in the fishermans wallet
     
  4. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Should be banned and a felony offense in my opinion. How long before that practice has a negative impact on the river fishery? Chris
     
  5. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    Its wrong...don't care how you look at it...they sell fingerlings everywhere......
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I agree 1000%!!! It happens all the time around here with Blues & Flatties. Makes me sick at my stomach just thinking about it...:angry::angry::angry:
     
  7. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    I agree with Chris. These paylake people dont care what they are doing to a fishery, they are just trying to capitalize on people looking to catch big catfish. They are greedy people and will do anything to maximize their profits. They should be charged, fined heavily, and lose any kind of licenses that you would need to operate a paylake. :angry:
     
  8. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Thank god mo outlawed the practice on the mo river --- only place they can do it now is on the miss.
     
  9. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    This is just bad business.
     
  10. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    A lot of those trophy blues and flatheads never make it the paylake alive and who ever netted or caught them doesnt lose a dime. What a waste, there should be a huge penalty or fine or revolked license in order here.

    Notice I didnt use the term "fisherman" !