Mussels

Discussion in 'LOCAL ALABAMA TALK' started by fichere, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. fichere

    fichere New Member

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    alabama
    does anyohe if mussel have a season for catching or using them?
     
  2. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    Alabama
    Tom,

    A few rules for reading concerning mussles:

    220-2-.106 MUSSEL ​
    FISHING SEASONS

    The season for legal mussel fishing is open year-round except during
    the prescribed waterfowl hunting season, Swan Creek, Crow Creek, Mud​

    Creek, and Raccoon Creek Wildlife Management Areas shall be closed.
    The area of the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge between Interstate 65 and U.S.
    Highway 31 and the area of Limestone Bay shall be closed to mussel
    harvest during the period of October 15 through February 15 of each year.
    Mussel fishing in the fresh waters of this State shall be restricted to five
    (5) days each week (Monday through Friday) and shall be closed on all
    federal holidays.​
    ____________________________________________________________
    220-2-.50 HARVEST OF ​
    FRESHWATER MUSSELS RESTRICTED TO

    DAYLIGHT ​
    HOURS ONLY

    It shall be unlawful to take, catch, kill, or to attempt to take, catch or
    kill mussels from freshwater between the hours of sunset and sunrise​
    (nighttime).

    220-2-.51 HARVEST OF ​
    FRESHWATER MUSSELS FOR COMMERCIAL

    PURPOSES IN ALL ​
    OPEN AREAS RESTRICTED TO FIVE DAYS A

    WEEK​
    Mussel fishing for commercial purposes in the freshwaters of this State
    in all open areas shall be restricted to five days each week (Monday​
    through Friday), unless specifically provided otherwise by law or regulation.

    There are also a lot of places you can not legally take mussels from.

    If you need any other info, let me know.

    Hope this helps and answers your question.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Shelbyville, TN
    That is some real good info on Mussels. I know the blues eat the heck out of them, but have never heard of anyone actually catching fish on them
     
  4. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    You know, there aren't many in Bama who do but if you go over to Santee Cooper, alot of the locals will use them. You'll catch cats over there whose bellies are swollen and their lips are ruby red from tearing up the mussel beds. Yes Sir, you'll see some fellas out with a 5 gallon bucket with ice, collecting them mussels for bait.