what is a sport fisherman?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by JERMSQUIRM, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    I buy my liscense to go fishing. im a sport fisherman.

    I take my kids fishing, im a sportfisherman.

    i forgot to pick up the fishing rules and regs book when i got my sportsmans liscense.

    I only left 2 hotdog wrapers and a worm container, im a sportfisherman.

    I poured my dead bait on the ground when i left, im a sportfisherman.

    I only kept 2 more than my limit this time, im a sportfisherman.

    Im only using 1 extra pole, so im a sportfisherman.

    I only toss carp on the bank, so im a sportfisherman.

    i only let my kids kill snakes, so its safer for sportfisherman.

    you cant see the bottles i left, i sank them, so im a sportsman.

    my boat only leaks a little gas, so im a sportsfisherman.

    the fire was fine when i left so im a sportsman.

    i throw my fish guts in for the turtles, im a sportsfisherman.

    i didnt relize that my bait was an invasive destructive species?? so that still makes me a spotsfisherman.

    it wasnt my garbage to pick up. im a sportsfisherman.

    its not my land hes dumping on so its not my problem, im a sportsfisherman.

    there fine lines and theres broad ones.

    in illinois i can set 50 hooks out on lines with my sportfishing liscense.

    i can take turtles by hawging with my sportsman liscense.

    i can jug and trotline with my sportfishing lisecnse.

    am i a sportsman???

    are you?????????

    true sportsman are few, but many. :cool2:
     
  2. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    if you answered yes to one or more of the following take a look at your regulations booklet.:wink:
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Jeremy I left the ones where I have questions on.
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    the first one im not even gonna address. you should know what i mean. some get pi$$ed when they get a ticket but the regs are right there free to take.

    pouring bait in the water is another way that non native species get spread into different waters. ya it CAN be bad and illegal.

    i didnt say invasive species. tossing any native fish on bank is illegal. ever year of want and waste laws?

    well if you boat leaks gas and you dont care well when it catches fire dont complain.

    tossing fish entrails in public waters is illegal in illinois. ya bad.

    these you have misunderstood.

    the 50 hook thing. i mean in illinois i can set 50 hooks on bank poles with a sportsmans liscense. ya is ok

    BUT THERE ARE SOME ON HERE THAT WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS AND SAY ITS NOT ETHICAL!

    and same with turtles and hawging. its legal but many on here say it not sportsman like.
     
  5. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    p.s. obviously you have never fished a spot where someone has dumped 2 doz minnows and 1 1/2 doz worms the 90 degree day prior.:eek:oooh:
     
  6. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Just looked at Ky. regulations here is what they say about bait. :eek:oooh:

    DISPOSE OF BAIT ON LAND OR IN THE TRASH NOT IN THE WATER

    Bait and non-native plants and animals hitchhiking in bait can harm our lakes, rivers and streams.

    Protect Our Waters!

    Don’t Dump Bait

    So if someone dumps bait on the banks here I guess they are following what the state say to do.
     
  7. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I bank pretty much 99% of the time Ive seen it and yes its disgusting. Im not faulting you I just had some questions.

    Im not saying that it shouldnt be fixed if its leaking that bad Im just saying that every boat puts out some type of stuff. If its enough that it might catch fire I get your point.

    I get your point on these didnt think of putting non-native species thing.

    What is Hawging tho Ive never heard that term?
     
  8. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    hawging is the slang term for taking fish by hand.

    yes griz the illinois regs say the same. i guess i should have put dump in water. lol.

    what my point was, was when i buy my sportsman liscense and the law says under it i can jug set lines and take by hand and then here i see someone telling a mamber to fish with rod and reel "cause its more sportsman like" and yet i see lots of &*^%(^%( going on like trash, stinking maggot piles, foul dead fish, ect....... and its all from SO CALLED ROD AND REEL SPORTSFISHERMAN.:angry: but when i go set lines and take a few fish all my beer cans, fish guts ect get disposed of in my trash recepticle. yet a few certain fellas here feel like me and anyone whom limbline trotline ect... are UNETHICAL. well thats a load of %()#)#& .:angry: