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#11113586 - 09/19/15 03:00 PM How much?
Pilothawk Offline
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Figured someone here would know.

Talking to the guys at the ramp last night there was a mention of the trot lines in the river. Seems there is an 82 year old that sets those. Said he sells about 800 lbs a week. Is that a lot?

Any idea as to how much they bring at market.

Thanks.
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#11113696 - 09/19/15 04:24 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Are you from Texas? Because this is HIGHLY illegal
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#11113708 - 09/19/15 04:32 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
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Commercial fishing for catfish and Asian carp are major industries around here.

Hmmm. If it's illegal you're probably not going to be able to answer my question.


Edited by Pilothawk (09/19/15 04:37 PM)
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#11114290 - 09/19/15 08:53 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
J Lowe Offline
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Troll?? Lol

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#11116279 - 09/20/15 06:00 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
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PH, it's legal to commercially fish with a trotline for certain freshwater catfish. I have no idea what the licensing requirements are, but, from the Texas commercial fishing regulations book:

Trotline:

NONGAME fish, channel catfish and blue
catfish may be taken by trotline.

For trotlines fished under a commercial
license, flathead catfish may not be
retained or possessed.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_v3400_0074.pdf

Not a clue what the going market rate is or how much is a 'good' haul.
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#11116819 - 09/20/15 09:03 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
Pilothawk Offline
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Thanks. I'll ask around here.
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#11117482 - 09/21/15 10:03 AM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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I guess i'm still confused? Are we talking Texas or not? I wasn't aware of the Asian Carp here i guess lol.
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#11117532 - 09/21/15 10:36 AM Re: How much? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Originally Posted By: EtxBassFisher
I guess i'm still confused? Are we talking Texas or not? I wasn't aware of the Asian Carp here i guess lol.


Check PHs location... He is up in Kentucky now.
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#11117915 - 09/21/15 02:23 PM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
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You don't want these Asian carp. They will kill you. I have had two hit my pontoon boat. Neighbor had fence dented by one.

They launch themselves airborne in front of boats. Dangerous.
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#11119421 - 09/22/15 08:52 AM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
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How's the Catfishing over there?
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#11119703 - 09/22/15 10:55 AM Re: How much? [Re: Pilothawk]
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It is good to very good. These are excellent waters for catfish.
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