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#12206978 - 04/19/17 12:04 PM Fin Notching
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Anyone mark bluegills to see if they catch them again? Looks like fin clipping would be the easiest way to do it.
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#12206987 - 04/19/17 12:09 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
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Never thought of it! hmmm Catch to many! hooked



Side Note: I have caught sunnies with fresh bait worms still in their mouth and also with hooks still in their mouths. thumb
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#12207030 - 04/19/17 12:40 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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I fish the same places repeatedly. It is river fishing so there is opportunity for fish to leave and be replaced frequently. I've wondered though how long they hang around, and how many I catch again.
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#12207074 - 04/19/17 01:17 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
banker-always fishing Offline
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That would be interesting to know. I can see catching the same fish over again in a pond or small lake. However in a bigger water body I think they move around a lot. thumb
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#12207196 - 04/19/17 02:43 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Loc: La vernia tx
I notched a few gar tails when i was a kid never caught any marked ones in a pond it be useful if it mattered to someone
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#12207293 - 04/19/17 03:50 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Usually fish for stripers,cats,and whites. Never thought about marking em!

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#12209854 - 04/21/17 08:34 AM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
44carbine Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Llano and Fairfield
I use a hole punch to mark them. Super easy and quick to punch a hole in the tail.

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#12209896 - 04/21/17 08:57 AM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Laker One Offline
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Interesting! Never gave it any thought until now! woot

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#12210703 - 04/21/17 06:13 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
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Loc: East Texas
Notching is a very valuable tool for the pond owner who manages for fish growth. I have used it for many years and gained a lot of information from using it....but never to see if they can be caught again.

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#12216119 - 04/25/17 03:09 PM Re: Fin Notching [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
The hole punch sounds interesting.
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