Commercial fisherman in action...

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by snakedog, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. snakedog

    snakedog Well-Known Member

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    I've been living in Aurora, Indiana, just downstream from the mouth of Hogan's Creek, with a view of the river. Lo and behold this morning I caught a glimpse of a commercial fisherman at work. I've been keeping an eye out since last week when I saw some strange marker buoys in the river just offshore.

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    He came all the way from Missouri, 400 miles away or so. Missouri tags on his pickup anyway. I'm not familiar with net setups, but there is clearly a line running from the Indiana shore to one of the marker buoys. It's not especially heavy.

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  2. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    probably tangle nets.......and they tangle prettymuch whatever hits them....not good for the catfish population.....weve watched them boys in action down our way clean out miles of river destroying our trophy catfish population......
     
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  3. Wallbass

    Wallbass Well-Known Member

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    If it were me I would call DNR and have it checked out to see if they are Legal. It would be no different than DNR checking on one of us.
     
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  4. snakedog

    snakedog Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Done, both Indiana and Kentucky. Kentucky has jurisdiction over the river up to the low water mark on the Indiana side. I wonder about that tether line tied to the Indiana side. It looked like he was laying a hoop net.
     
  5. Wallbass

    Wallbass Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken don't you have to put your information on the line to be identified ?
     
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  6. snakedog

    snakedog Well-Known Member

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    I don't care. I'm old, lol. Gonna dig out a big 6 ounce weight I got at the camp up on the Whitewater and practice my casting down on the landing tomorrow. Just got one of those 9' Kattech rods today and I'm itching to try it out.
     
  7. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the report Karl!! Great to know we have someone with a close eye on the problem that we are unfortunately well aware of.
    I didn't think that Indiana issued out of state commercial fishing licenses? I know Kentucky does. Hmmm?
     
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  8. Wallbass

    Wallbass Well-Known Member

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    If that's the case and it's on the Indiana side then Hmmm!
     
  9. twaskom

    twaskom Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    On the Ohio River you can have a KY license and fish from the Indiana side and visa versa. I do not know it that also pertains to commercial licenses and may also only be for IN or KY residence.

    Still the best suggestion was to notify DNR.
     
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  10. snakedog

    snakedog Well-Known Member

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    So I did hear back via email from the Kentucky wildlife officer, and he replied he passed the info along to Indiana. I got a hunch the field officers in a given DNR feel similarly to us. The see the rot in the system.
     
  11. ccat

    ccat Well-Known Member

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    Sam is right. The Ark river has been wiped out of bigger fish.
    And be careful if posting "where" you are catching fish, as the comm fishermen read these posts.
     
  12. snakedog

    snakedog Well-Known Member

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    Good! Maybe they'll see pictures of themselves and their equipment. Lol.
     
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  13. sjble66

    sjble66 Active Member

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    I would not give Ky officers that much credit, i talked to a couple at Cincy Travel/Boat show a few years ago, and he said CF coukd not possibly do damage to ohio river catfish population. That IS the mindset of the KDFW
     
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  14. jumpmaster

    jumpmaster Well-Known Member

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    I think they are getting some kind of kick back from the cf. industry
     
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  15. mikecat87

    mikecat87 Active Member

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    The same guy has been running nets all the way up by tanners creek. Its a disgrace that Kentucky wont protect the trophy catfish.
     
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