Can you put a fish trap "bluegill trap" in public water

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by walongtree, May 8, 2008.

  1. walongtree

    walongtree New Member

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    NC
    I live and fish in NC and am about to make a fish trap to catch live bait. Can I place it in public water?

    DL
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Kentucky
    I'm not from your area but if I was you I would get the local fishing and game regulations for your state and look to see if it has anything against and if it dont then you should be able to place it in the lake.
     

  3. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    il-waynesv
    ya not sure in NC. here its ok to put minnow traps out in public waters. must be tagged with name address. but WE cannot catch bluegills like this. must be caught on rod reel to use for bait. ill see if i can find info for ya.
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    so far this is what i get from regs. bluegill are game fish. and the regs later say only with hook and line. so i would say bluegill traps. no. not legally. im sure minnow traps might be ok. here is a link to the NC rules and regs as well.

    http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg02_Regs/2007_08_Regulations_Digest.pdf

    and heres the part from regs book.


    INLAND GAME FISH
    The following fishes are designated as inland game fish:
     Black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted)
     Crappie (white and black)
     Sunfish
     Bluegill
     Redbreast sunfish (robin)
     Redear sunfish (shellcracker)
     Pumpkinseed
     Warmouth
     Green sunfish
     Roanoke bass
     Rock bass
     Flier
     All other species of the family Centrarchidae
     Mountain trout (including but not limited to brook, brown
    and rainbow trout)
     Kokanee salmon
     Walleye
     Sauger
     Pickerel, chain (jack) and redfin
     Muskellunge
     White bass
     Bodie bass (striped bass x white bass)
     Striped bass, in inland waters
     Shad, American and hickory, in inland waters
     White perch, in inland waters
     Yellow perch, in inland waters
     All other species of perch and pickerel
     Spotted sea trout, in inland waters
     Flounder, in inland waters
     Red drum(channel bass, red fish and puppy drum), in inland waters


    Manner of Taking
     Inland game fish may be taken only with a hook and line.
     Landing nets may be used to land fishes caught on a hook and line.
     It is unlawful to snag fish by pulling or jerking a device equipped
    with one or more hooks through the water for the purpose of
    impaling fish.
     American and hickory shad may be taken with bow nets from
    March 1 through April 30.
     In the inland waters of the Roanoke River upstream of the U.S.
    258 bridge, only a single barbless hook or a lure with a single
    barbless hook may be used from April 1 to June 30. “Barbless”
    means that the hook either does not have a barb or that the barb