using live perch on noodles...illegal now?

Discussion in 'LOCAL LOUISIANA TALK' started by da-cajun-angla, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    i heard using live bait is now illegal here in south la...is it illegal also to use live perch on trot lines?
    thanks in advance,
    shaun
     
  2. joneugene

    joneugene New Member

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    fishing with live perch is only legal on toledo bend
     

  3. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    I've been usein live bream on trot lines for a few years, never had a game warden tell me it was illegal to do so.
     
  4. Igottheblues!

    Igottheblues! New Member

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    I never heard of that either ! We use then all the time too. Been seeing where several members were trying to catch some this week, for the tournament. But, You have to CATCH them, you can't catch them in a net !:confused2:
     
  5. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    I recently read up on it as I've been using live bream as bait lately. It states that bream can only be used as bait WHEN CAUGHT IN A TRAP at Toledo Bend, nowhere else.

    Otherwise, I understand it must be caught on rod/reel to be used as bait. (which is what I do anyways, it's half the fun)
     
  6. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    a lot of people have been telling me its illegal...personally, i dont give a sh!t:smile2:...im still gonna use my perch! its the filet mignon of bait!...lol
     
  7. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    how can it be legal to catch perch in a trap, as its considered a sport fish?
     
  8. WildWillie

    WildWillie New Member

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    I think it is because you can legally trap perch in TX. There are all sort of agreements between LA and TX involving Toledo Bend.

    Will
     
  9. Kajun77

    Kajun77 New Member

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    The way it was explained to me was that It's not illegal to use bream or perch for bait but it is illegal to use any kind of trap or net to catch them.