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#10933134 - 06/22/15 01:28 PM Here's your chance....
ChuChu1 Offline
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#10933147 - 06/22/15 01:34 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Please take the survey at the end of the press release.
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#10934237 - 06/22/15 11:47 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
Please take the survey at the end of the press release.
Done
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#10934412 - 06/23/15 07:33 AM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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LOL two out of 179.
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#10934495 - 06/23/15 08:24 AM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Done Got my 2 cents worth in.
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#10934613 - 06/23/15 09:15 AM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
KQT Offline
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Thanks for posting! I gave my 2 cents plus some as well!
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#10935472 - 06/23/15 02:06 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
ChuChu1 Offline
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I honestly don't see anything happening for a few years, but maybe something for the future.
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#10935705 - 06/23/15 03:39 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
I honestly don't see anything happening for a few years, but maybe something for the future.
don't be too sure about it, the press release was sent out June 22 with a survey imbeded in it but it's open only until July 26, 2015. The final plan will be published in fall 2015.

I noticed many of the questions lumped HARVEST, HIGH CATCH, and large trophy catfish together, specifically to obtain max interest from all types of anglers to support for new regulations in a hurry. people tended to indicate high interest because they they thought their interests are included in the questionarec... But the devil is in the details.
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#10935739 - 06/23/15 03:51 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: BankAngler50]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bankfisher50
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
I honestly don't see anything happening for a few years, but maybe something for the future.
don't be too sure about it, the press release was sent out June 22 with a survey imbeded in it but it's open only until July 26, 2015. The final plan will be published in fall 2015.

I noticed many of the questions lumped HARVEST, HIGH CATCH, and large trophy catfish together, specifically to obtain max interest from all types of anglers to support for new regulations in a hurry. people tended to indicate high interest because they they thought their interests are included in the questionarec... But the devil is in the details.



I see that as severely limiting limits and possession. But I don't see it happening soon.
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#10935786 - 06/23/15 04:16 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
DaleR Offline
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Completed the survey.

And so begins the effort to take away one of the last fish species that is still regulated with the common man in mind. And the attempt to turn catfish into another Trophy species.

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#10935856 - 06/23/15 04:50 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
central texas Offline
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Done , thanks for posting
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#10935908 - 06/23/15 05:11 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: DaleR]
Blues Offline
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Originally Posted By: DaleR
Completed the survey.

And so begins the effort to take away one of the last fish species that is still regulated with the common man in mind. And the attempt to turn catfish into another Trophy species.

You want money dumped into our targeted fish or not? Look at the stocking rates of Florida hybrid large mouth compared to stocking rates of blues and flathead. There's a reason tpwd spends so much time and effort on bass....money. Until catfish are viewed as a true lucrative industry for tpwd and others to make big money on, nobody is really gonna care much, plain and simple.

There is a new breed of cat fisherman. The tournament and trophy guys. Channel cats, a cane pole, and punch bait ain't gonna do it for people wanting to target trophy fish.

Old methods are being improved on, fisherman are getting smarter, and the equipment is 10x better. Add to that the population of cat fisherman has increased 10 fold. Methods need to be explored that can increase trophy size, maintain great trophy lakes, and build populations of trophy fish in lakes that need help.

I'm not impressed with what they've proposed so far. Sounds more like they want channel cat that are big enough for the table in every body of water, town ponds included. Sounds great for the kiddos and the channel cat guys, but I'm not convinced that's going to get the big money rolling that I believe cat fishing needs to improve.

Love or hate bass fishing, but look what those guys have done to their sport. Bass fisheries are improving daily, trophy and numbers. Look at all the lakes being stocked the last month.....all large mouth and striper.

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#10935950 - 06/23/15 05:26 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: Blues]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Blues
Originally Posted By: DaleR
Completed the survey.

And so begins the effort to take away one of the last fish species that is still regulated with the common man in mind. And the attempt to turn catfish into another Trophy species.

You want money dumped into our targeted fish or not? Look at the stocking rates of Florida hybrid large mouth compared to stocking rates of blues and flathead. There's a reason tpwd spends so much time and effort on bass....money. Until catfish are viewed as a true lucrative industry for tpwd and others to make big money on, nobody is really gonna care much, plain and simple.

There is a new breed of cat fisherman. The tournament and trophy guys. Channel cats, a cane pole, and punch bait ain't gonna do it for people wanting to target trophy fish.

Old methods are being improved on, fisherman are getting smarter, and the equipment is 10x better. Add to that the population of cat fisherman has increased 10 fold. Methods need to be explored that can increase trophy size, maintain great trophy lakes, and build populations of trophy fish in lakes that need help.

I'm not impressed with what they've proposed so far. Sounds more like they want channel cat that are big enough for the table in every body of water, town ponds included. Sounds great for the kiddos and the channel cat guys, but I'm not convinced that's going to get the big money rolling that I believe cat fishing needs to improve.

Love or hate bass fishing, but look what those guys have done to their sport. Bass fisheries are improving daily, trophy and numbers. Look at all the lakes being stocked the last month.....all large mouth and striper.



That's designed to get more kids into the sport of fishing. More kids means more money. License sales, tax money, etc. Also supports more business and employment. The trickle down economics thing.
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#10935958 - 06/23/15 05:31 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
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I understand kids are important for the sport and hope they do stock every little pond with as many channels as they can for kids and everybody really. BUT I don't think that trickle down affect will help us catch more fish over 50lbs in our lifetime.

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#10936138 - 06/23/15 07:11 PM Re: Here's your chance.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Well said blues!!
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