Goldfish - are they legal to use in Tennessee?

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by tnkatman, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Bluff City, TN
    Can Anyone Tell Me If It's Legal Here In Tn To Use Goldfish And Bluegills As Bait ? Also Is It Legal To Use Cut Bait Here In Tn ? Thanks.
     
  2. dixiedrifter

    dixiedrifter New Member

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    Tennessee
    AFAIK they are all legal.

    However since you don't know you really should sit down and read the regs for yourself

    They are available on the TWRA website for download.
     

  3. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Glencoe, Arkansas
    I'm hoping that goldfish are legal there. Was planning on stopping in Paragould Arkansas on the way there in Sept and picking up a couple of pounds of em. Think they go for about 10 bucks a pound there. They told me last time I stopped there would be between 40-60 of em in a pound.
     
  4. oldwhiskers

    oldwhiskers New Member

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    Memphis, TN
    I was in a bait shop here in Memphis yesterday and they sell goldfish.

    I called TWRA a couple of months ago about the bluegill since the regs were considerably less than clear on it. They said that you could use bluegill for bait as long as they were legally caught. The line on not usi ng game fish for bait and not altering a fish so that it's type could not be determined in the field worried me.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Ohio
    $10 a pound is a steal compared to prices here in Ohio.