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#12287102 - 06/09/17 10:17 PM Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!!
john putz Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 23
Loc: houston
Lake Somerville on a wednesday and it was like being down current from a commercial snapper boat!!! we must do better!!!!

https://youtu.be/Op7dvN8gjCA

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#12287664 - 06/10/17 01:32 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2893
Loc: Texas
Looks like you got a bunch just following the boat. What were they doing that killed the fish?
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#12287675 - 06/10/17 01:43 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: PKfishin]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 847
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: PKfishin
What were they doing that killed the fish?


+1

I was wondering the same thing?

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#12287688 - 06/10/17 01:54 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3679
Loc: Yantis, TX
I'm guessing they are less than 10" fish that were deep hooked?

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#12287691 - 06/10/17 01:57 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
Outfitter Nomore Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 490
Loc: Keller
What is a commercial Snapper Boat doing on Lake Somerville?

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#12287880 - 06/10/17 05:38 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
john putz Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 23
Loc: houston
8 crappie were legal over 10" they were all floating from either being hooked too deep or mishandled. The water is only 10-15 ft so it wasn't a thermocline or benz type situation. Just sad really. Mainly that keepers were killed just to find bigger ones. I know the limits are very laced but if you kill 1 fish for every two keepers you are doing more damage than tpwd is expecting. Maybe they need to become better crappie fisherman and feel the bite better. Hard to imagine not being able to feel an 8" crappie swallowing a 3" minnow.

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#12287905 - 06/10/17 06:22 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
Blues Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2152
Are you not breaking the law possessing illegal crappie?

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#12288205 - 06/11/17 12:45 AM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
popcorn

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#12288343 - 06/11/17 08:48 AM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: Blues]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2893
Loc: Texas
An unjust law is no law. It's a sin to waste fish that can be eaten. If they are legal they go in the ice. If not, well the Blue Herons and Turtles get crappie for a change.
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#12288386 - 06/11/17 09:42 AM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 12156
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
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Side note. When in doubt. Call the Game Warden.

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#12288440 - 06/11/17 10:26 AM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
eyeball Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 188
I agree, John. They probably had kids catching fish and didnt want to stop. They may have been picking floaters out of the LW and pitching them back. Call warden.

What do you have that Solo powered with, iim ask?

Also, could you describe that double lure rig you landed one of the last fish on?
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#12289959 - 06/12/17 11:23 AM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
TroyKing Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1752
Loc: Carthage Tx
Do you propose a solution?...perhaps the four keepers got away just like your sand bass did when it slapped against the boat and went back in the water...dinks on the surface around a community crappie hole is just part of it...it all goes back to nature somehow...I admire your sense of ethics but don't be over zealous by calling it a sin....your fines for being in position of 40 illegal fish could reach in excess of 10,000$!!!


Edited by TroyKing (06/12/17 07:00 PM)
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The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

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#12290479 - 06/12/17 04:09 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
JohnButte Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 1017
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
Is it illegal to scoop up dead fish and keep them?

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#12290600 - 06/12/17 05:19 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
Ken Gaby Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 3028
Loc: Belton, TX
If the fish are less than legal length limit, definitely illegal. If the fish are in your boat, you are in possession.
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#12290749 - 06/12/17 06:58 PM Re: Stop the unneeded killing!!!!!! [Re: john putz]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 3264
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
With today's graph technologies it is easy to see what size of fish is down there. Why some people set on top of a school of 8 and 9" dumb as a box of rocks crappie, just to say that caught 100+ is beyond me.

To each his own, until there's no more.

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