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#12634966 - 02/19/18 06:30 AM i wonder does it hurt to
hawghoover Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 637
Loc: Lewisville Tx
clean fish in your own boat slip? i would think you would have every cat fish in the lake gang up there.iv been doing it for 3 years ,dont have any problems.i guess small fish feed on the carcass's too? what you think?

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#12634983 - 02/19/18 07:02 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Beats lugging them to the house, IMO

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#12635012 - 02/19/18 07:29 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
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I toss them in the slip behind us.... roflmao
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#12635192 - 02/19/18 09:21 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 02/29/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Temple, Texas
We used to have a fish cleaning table of sorts on our local marina. Guides and people who had boats at the marina would also. They had to take it down and what I was told was that the COE made them take it down because you aren't supposed to dump fish carcases in the Lake.....REALLY?? We now clean em at our slips and throw them in the lake it doesn't seem to attract cats. We would be ok if it did. We just really like to catch fish, doesn't matter what kind.

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#12635193 - 02/19/18 09:22 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Loc: mckinney, tx
It’s not legal because you are not at your final destination....
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#12635205 - 02/19/18 09:28 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4601
Loc: Longview, Tx
The fish cleaning stations at the state parks aren't my final destination either, but I'm sure gonna leave my carcasses there.

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#12635225 - 02/19/18 09:39 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2873
Loc: E Texas
An old guide buddy on Fork used to clean all his crappie on his dock. Then come time for the Fork catfish tourney every year him and his neighbors would fish his dock and get checks every year. He almost won it one year I think!!

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#12635259 - 02/19/18 09:57 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Loc: Midlothian
Originally Posted By: Mckinneycrappiecatcher
It’s not legal because you are not at your final destination....

Not sure where you came up with this, but it is not what the TPWD has to say about it.
Here is what it says:

In order to verify length and species, a fish caught may not have the head or tail removed and may not be filleted until an angler finally lands the catch on the mainland, a peninsula, or barrier island not including jetties or piers and does not transport the catch by boat.
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#12635393 - 02/19/18 11:06 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Online   content
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Loc: mckinney, tx
Maybe it’s just a hunting regulation
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#12635680 - 02/19/18 01:01 PM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 139
Loc: McKinney, Texas 75071 USA
Originally Posted By: Mckinneycrappiecatcher
It’s not legal because you are not at your final destination....


It's not illegal.
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#12636793 - 02/19/18 10:22 PM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: Mckinneycrappiecatcher
Maybe it’s just a hunting regulation


Pretty sure you might revisit the regulations with an eye on the exceptions, rather than the general or blanket statements...ie., government doublespeak (double negative verbage) requires breaking down any regulation based on the exceptions. Hope this helps....good thing to remember as you get out of college and start a career... thumb

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#12636947 - 02/20/18 06:53 AM Re: i wonder does it hurt to [Re: hawghoover]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3518
Loc: Yantis, TX
Surprisingly, lakes have a way of cleaning themselves very well. We owned a boat dock on Grand Lake in Oklahoma for many years in the back of a cove. We threw all of our fish remains back in the lake right off the side of the dock and still caught tons of crappie all year round. I never noticed an increase in the catch of catfish except when they spawned in May. We had rods and cane poles all the way around that dock in spring and at nighttime.

The key word in dealing with regulations is interpretation.

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