It is Legal in WV to use goldfish.

Discussion in 'LOCAL WEST VIRGINIA TALK' started by moondog58, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. moondog58

    moondog58 New Member

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    Ok, I just called the DNR and ask if goldfish are legal bait.

    IT IS LEGAL HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA TO USE GOLDFISH AS BAIT.

    So, I am off to petco to get a dozen to try the next night I go catfishing.

    I will report back to how successful they will be in the Mon river up here around Morgantown.

    Also, about blue gills, I ask about them.

    It is legal to use blue gills as bait as long as you did not catch them in a trap or net. If they are caught on an hook and line, you can use them as bait. Or buy them as minnows.

    Hope this helps you guys out.

    Thanks everyone for your input.
     
  2. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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    Just for future reference ANY fish caught with rod and reel can be used for bait.Thanks for the info tho.
     

  3. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Most everywhere allows you to fish goldfish..:wink:
     
  4. WV_Catfisherman

    WV_Catfisherman New Member

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    if theres a bait shop close to you that would be better than going to petco. the "feeder" goldfish they sell are cheap, but pretty small. and the bigger goldfish are expensive at any petstore because they call them koi goldfish and stick a $5 price on them. you can get big goldfish, like 5 or 6 inchers at a bait store for about 7 bucks a dozen around here. i know people that own a petstore and buy there goldfish from a bait store and then resell them. so i would go that route if you have a bait store close to ya. let us know how you do.
     
  5. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    GOTO A BAIT STORE THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER AND BETTER SIZED....
     
  6. WV_Catfisherman

    WV_Catfisherman New Member

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    beat ya to it jeremy. good fisherman think alike i guess lol.