Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Leftridge, Panhandleag18, Heath419, lrak, jroush
102707 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82854
hopalong 74377
Pilothawk 73417
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59865
Tritonman 56822
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52453
LoneStarSon® 52211
facebook
Forum Stats
102707 Members
61 Forums
858847 Topics
11266623 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#10784810 - 04/21/15 01:07 PM News Worthy?
CBFisher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 135
Loc: Plano Texas

http://www.fox4news.com/story/28858429/giant-catfish-caught-in-grapevine-lake

Nice fish. Just suprised it made the news. Anyone else feel that way?

Top
#10785187 - 04/21/15 03:11 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
General Jigs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
eh, nice feel good story. could have been a friend or family member that wrote it for fox4news.
_________________________
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time.”- 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Top
#10785192 - 04/21/15 03:14 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
KQT Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 759
Loc: Dallas and Port A
That must be about 60 years of fish sure wish we could protect them.
_________________________
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

Top
#10785247 - 04/21/15 03:32 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
Ranger7 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/16/14
Posts: 179
Hate to see such big fish being killed! It's not like they taste good anyway!

Top
#10787299 - 04/22/15 11:57 AM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
I wrote them an email expressing my displeasure with their story. I suggest you do the same. I do not think it is newsworthy and in my opinion glorifies the harvest of large catfish.I suggested that they instead do a story on the state legislature's refusal to allocate millions of dollars in dedicated federal funds to TP&WD so they can "balance" the budget.
_________________________


Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#10787464 - 04/22/15 12:47 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
At the end of 2014, the Game, Fish, and Water Safety Account had a balance of approximately $94M. That is $94M that can only be spent on parks and wildlife... But the legislature isn't spending it elsewhere...they are using g this surplus to offset their deficit spending elsewhere...hence they are "balancing the budget".
_________________________


Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#10787538 - 04/22/15 01:10 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
DarrellSimpson Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 100
Hi BrianTx01. I'm sorry to change the subject but your post caught me off guard . What is the general consensus in the cat fisherman's community on size limits for catch and release. I'm new to cat fishing in Texas and have never caught 20+ lb. cat fish, but if I did and took it home and posted pics I would hate to be flamed and find out It would have been better to release it. Also a fisherman told my son that when cat fish get too big they are not good tasting anymore. Can someone enlighten me what size would be too big for the dinner table. Thank you.

Top
#10787599 - 04/22/15 01:27 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
Jpowell7575 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/28/12
Posts: 484
From the article:

So what did the Robles do with 100-plus pounds of catfish?

“We invited both of our families and some friends and we had a huge fresh fish fry. There was so much fish and we still have so much left over. We even gave friends bags of fish to feed their families,” Jennifer said.

You catfishermen are getting as bad as the bass guys about keeping a big fish.

I don't do it, I don't care if you do it, they fried a bunch of fish and gave some fish away. A couple of fish are gone from a huge lake. No laws were broke, no fish were wasted. What's the big deal?

Top
#10787609 - 04/22/15 01:30 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
Joe Slab Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
I'm no expert on the subject but the 3 to 5 pound fish is the best eating in my opinion. I rarely ever keep any fish over 5 pounds. The smaller fish are easier to clean and cook up better for me. If your looking for catfish to eat I see no reason to keep any fish over 10 pounds.

Top
#10788025 - 04/22/15 03:23 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: Joe Slab]
REDGUN Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 568
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: Joe Slab
I'm no expert on the subject but the 3 to 5 pound fish is the best eating in my opinion. I rarely ever keep any fish over 5 pounds. The smaller fish are easier to clean and cook up better for me.


I agree, UNLESS it is a flathead!!!
_________________________


Top
#10788229 - 04/22/15 04:04 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
Laws and morality/ethics are two different things. Any member of this community has the right to express their opinion as to whether or not the harvest of a particular size of fish is justified. The fact that it legal is not relevant.

Secondly, comparing bass fisherman to catfisherman is not valid because bass anglers do not keep any fish.
_________________________


Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#10788284 - 04/22/15 04:16 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: DarrellSimpson]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: DarrellSimpson
Hi BrianTx01. I'm sorry to change the subject but your post caught me off guard . What is the general consensus in the cat fisherman's community on size limits for catch and release. I'm new to cat fishing in Texas and have never caught 20+ lb. cat fish, but if I did and took it home and posted pics I would hate to be flamed and find out It would have been better to release it. Also a fisherman told my son that when cat fish get too big they are not good tasting anymore. Can someone enlighten me what size would be too big for the dinner table. Thank you.


Personally, I like to harvest fish between 5 and 10#. This way I only have to clean a few fish and I get a lot of good tasting fish. Cleaning really large fish is difficult and messy.

There are a several good reasons to release large fish. First, a 30# fish will grow to be a 50# fish much more quickly than a 5# fish. Secondly, a fish that has grown to be 30#+ has superior genetics. Many fish can live to be 20+ years and never pass 20#s. Third, I don't want to eat anything that has been in Grapevine Lake for 20+ years.
_________________________


Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#10788293 - 04/22/15 04:19 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12723
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Slamming people for keeping Legally caught and kept fish does Not help CPR!!! If someone jumps on me about something that is legal you can bet your butt I will disagree with ya on general principal!! Education, not slamming is the key here and contacting TPWD and your legislature!!!
_________________________
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin
Lewisvillecatfish.com

PB 65#
www.lewisvillecatfish.com
Facebook.com/Tom Gravley
www.youtube.com/gravleybrats

Top
#10788342 - 04/22/15 04:34 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
BrianTx01 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Slamming people for keeping Legally caught and kept fish does Not help CPR!!! If someone jumps on me about something that is legal you can bet your butt I will disagree with ya on general principal!! Education, not slamming is the key here and contacting TPWD and your legislature!!!


I can see your point, perhaps you should invite fox 4 on a trip and you can tell the CPR story.
_________________________


Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2001
Proud UNT Alumni

Top
#10788384 - 04/22/15 04:44 PM Re: News Worthy? [Re: CBFisher]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12723
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Might just do that!!!
_________________________
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin
Lewisvillecatfish.com

PB 65#
www.lewisvillecatfish.com
Facebook.com/Tom Gravley
www.youtube.com/gravleybrats

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide