texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Angus Farm Guy, Bill Cook, ryche, Ames244, SpiderBoi99
112318 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 93,360
hopalong 84,964
Pilothawk 79,488
JDavis7873ฎ 67,398
Bigbob_FTW 62,966
Mark Perry 59,023
Tritonman 58,864
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics774,023
Posts9,755,236
Members112,318
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Cleaning Fish #13398330 01/09/20 09:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,316
T
Topwater2 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,316
A few us were sitting around and talking about cleaning fish when this question came up. Is there a law or regulation on cleaning fish and throwing the carcass back in the water? We've seen it done but is it legal? Thanks


FishKen
Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Cleaning Fish [Re: Topwater2] #13398437 01/09/20 10:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,715
B
BillS2006 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,715
It's legal unless otherwise posted. Just be sure and puncture the float bladder so they will sink.


The United States used to be "One Nation Under God". What happened?
Re: Cleaning Fish [Re: Topwater2] #13398882 01/10/20 12:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 166
L
LakeTylerMan Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
L
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 166
I'm trying to understand how throwing the carcass of a cleaned fish back into the water of the lake where it lived and would have died and decomposed naturally could be against any law or regulation? I guess said regulation would break the law of good common sense.

Re: Cleaning Fish [Re: LakeTylerMan] #13398935 01/10/20 01:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,136
T
Tx Tree Grower Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,136
Originally Posted by LakeTylerMan
I'm trying to understand how throwing the carcass of a cleaned fish back into the water of the lake where it lived and would have died and decomposed naturally could be against any law or regulation? I guess said regulation would break the law of good common sense.


Many marinas will not allow it in their harbor. Even ones with fish cleaning stations. Simple reason is the dead fish carcasses tend to stink an look bad when they are floating around or wash up on shore. In my experience most of the issues in regard to floating dead stinking fish at boat ramps tend to come from the bow fishermen. They love to pile hundreds of pounds of dead carp and gar right at the boat ramp. I guess its their way of showing off.

Re: Cleaning Fish [Re: Topwater2] #13398980 01/10/20 02:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 166
J
Jessa Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
J
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 166
Could it also be a law or regulation in some areas because of a potential alligator threat? They become accustomed to getting food in an area where there are people? Being from Illinois, I never had to think about that eeks


โ˜†Jessaโ˜†
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3