catfish limits

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by flatheadslayer, Nov 17, 2009.

do you think we need a creel limit on catfish in ga.?

  1. yes

  2. no

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  1. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    Thomaston, Geor
    how does everyone feel about there being no limit on the # of catfish a person can keep.i remember when it use to be 50 per person,thats more than most people need.i know people that keep 3 or 400 pounds in a 1 or 2 night trip,and will do it everytime they go out.i keep my share of fish,but no limit is a bit extreme in my book.i think we need a limit to help stop people from abusing the catfish population.
     
  2. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    2,388
    State:
    Columbus, Ohio
    i didnt vote because im not from GA, however i wish KY had one. i think a slot limit would be the best kind. it would allow the little ones to get just a bit bigger, and let the big breeders go to populate. also i think the slot should open up again around the state record to allow for a new one to be caught
     

  3. katmax

    katmax New Member

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    State:
    griffin ga
    i may be wrong, but i think all catfish over30 ins should be releasts.....put the limit at 25 fish.....or maybe only 1 fish between 30 & 40 be kept...and all fish over 40 must be put back.....:0a36:(dont forget i maybe wrong )
     
  4. yellingrebel78

    yellingrebel78 New Member

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    georgia
    I think they should have a limit of some sort
     
  5. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    Council Bluffs
    i didnt vote, but i think all states should have a limit and a possission limit!!!iowa the limit is 8 fish and 30 possession, last year it was 15 limit and 30 posession but i dont kepp to many buti still think there should be a limit in all states!!
     
  6. catfish1083

    catfish1083 New Member

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    georgia
    i would like to see limits put on catfish but everyone knows all the baitfish (bass,crappie, and bream) are the priority for the dnr:sad2:
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    I would like to see trophy catfish laws imposed on all waters. I really like the way Alabama has theirs set up where you can have 1 fish over 34 inches per lisenced fisherman
     
  8. yellingrebel78

    yellingrebel78 New Member

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    455
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    georgia
    that would be good I didn't even know that it's sort of like stripers
     
  9. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Georgia
    TN has the same rule (1 over 34") and from the numbers of big fish, it's workin' there :wink:. I don't understand why DNR can't do this at least in some places, such as the Coosa River. GA DNR recommends that you do not eat blue cats over 32" from the Coosa anyway, so why not protect the big fish and have a real trophy catfishery in GA :big_smile:.
     
  10. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Great point brother! I believe that it will make its way here soon, but how much damage will be done before it happens. I think if it was not for that danged red eared sunfish we would already have it
     
  11. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    5,834
    State:
    Thomaston, Geor
    or the red breast bream.good bait by the way.
     
  12. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    1,306
    State:
    Seale Alabama
    I think they should put a 1 fish over 34" size limit rule in GA also, not so much on numbers.
    If you put the big ones back they will make enough little ones to make up for the ones people eat and wast.
     
  13. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    456
    State:
    georgia
    i dont think the regular catfisher is gonna hurt the population. but the commercial fishers should have a limit.
     
  14. Sumpfmann

    Sumpfmann New Member

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    17
    State:
    Florida
    I asked the Florida FWC if they considered limits, or even gamefish status, for catfish. Their response was that the current regulations are protective of the species. No limits or gear restrictions is protective?
     
  15. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    PA
    Ya'll like trot lines? :smile2::smile2::smile2: LMAO
     
  16. katmax

    katmax New Member

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    1,070
    State:
    griffin ga
    not me ...to much like work.....:0a33:
     
  17. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    5,834
    State:
    Thomaston, Geor
    yeah i run trot lines but only keep what i need.that is one reason we need a limit, size&number.i no how many fish can be taken on trotlines & limblines.and theres people that will keep every fish they catch on one.trot lines & and limblines are'nt a bad thing,they just need to be better regulated.no one needs to bring home 3 or 400 lbs. of fish everytime they go.we NEED a limit.
     
  18. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    3,603
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    PA
    Bumper started a petition a long time ago. I think it was 1 over 34" per day with no limit under 34". Not many people would sign it. Seems there are a lot of folks that want to keep every fish they catch. :roll_eyes:
     
  19. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    1,306
    State:
    Seale Alabama
    If people want to be able to catch big catfish then there should be a size limit. I don't think we will over harvest the smaller catfish, because catfish does have a large percentage of their young make to adult size at least to a good harvest size.

    Just my thoughts
     
  20. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    5,834
    State:
    Thomaston, Geor
    thems the people that we need a limit for.i know people that don't even eat fish,but they won't let them go.they'll take everything,and either sell them or show them off then give them away ,"if they can". sometimes they just show them off,then dump them.that pisses me off,keep what you need let the rest go,is my way of thinking.