indiana catfish regulations talk

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by river scum, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i seen some interest and concerns on our IN. regulations. i am putting this,topic specific, thread out to hopefully get more input from my Indiana brothers. so lets hear what you think on the subject guys n gals.
     
  2. HoosierPoleCat

    HoosierPoleCat New Member

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    I'm with ya river scum. Indiana should look into this matter more closely.
     

  3. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    Ill do some reasearching as soon as i am able and maybe i can come up with a name and e-mail adress so we can bombard em with emails and request that they look into revising some of the current regulations {or lack of} for catfish.....we'll get er done ;)
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    good luck guys, it may take awhile..But It will be worth it.
     
  5. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    spiecies Catfish limit min size
    channel,blue flathead (stream) none 10"
    channel,blue flatheadlakes (lakes, res) 10 none
    bullhead cat none none

    Theses came from
    Indiana fishing guide
    DNR Division of Fish and wildlife

    www.wildlife.IN.gov.


    The date of this publication is 2004 but I do not think they have changed anything. I also did not list all spiecies fish. If you would like info a certain spiecie e mail me. (I'm to lazy to type the whole thing out)LOL :D


    If you would like to write them:

    DNR402 W. Washington Street
    Indianapolis Indidana
    46204-2781

    Phone
    317-232-4080
    I hope this helps.
    Bill :cool:
     
  6. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    You are correct Bill. The catfish regs. have not change since 2004...actually, they haven't changed much since 1969. I just found a file containing IN's fishing regs. -- looks like 1969 to present.

    1969 catfish regs:

    Rivers & Streams -- blues & flats daily bag = none; min. size = none
    channels = none; = 10"

    Lake & Reservoirs - all species = 10; = 10"

    Around 1979 the DNR dropped the size limit on catfish in lakes & reservoirs, which makes those regs the same as we have now.
     
  7. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Do you no why they dropped the size limits?
    Bill :confused:
     
  8. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Lets start a e mail campain. (sps) We could all use the same letter and send it to one e mail address. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Bill :confused: