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Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? #13795986 12/06/20 03:56 AM
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I'm sure they were quite serious about it, but when I went to Lake of the Pines a few months back, they told me that I needed to keep my receipt with me, as long as I had the minnows I purchased in my possession. They told me the game wardens always ask for them, and it's a pretty hefty fine, like 150 or 200 bucks. I've never kept my receipt, and have never been asked to provide one by any game warden I've ever talked with. As long as you have your license, they usually, either say thanks and leave, or stick around and shoot the breeze.

I'm sure it's probably actually a law, but I've just never heard of it.

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13796004 12/06/20 04:23 AM
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yep,.... police

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13796107 12/06/20 12:53 PM
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You can thank the zebra mussels for that law. It is for real. Keep that receipt. Also if you are transporting fish in a full live well there are policies for that as well.


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Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: JIM SR.] #13796208 12/06/20 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
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Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13796368 12/06/20 05:10 PM
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Yes sir. I have told several crappie guides about this law. They said they have never heard of this before.

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: pop r] #13796545 12/06/20 09:14 PM
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If purchased a receipt is required. If caught they cannot be transported.

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13797644 12/07/20 10:52 PM
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Yeah, they passed that a few years ago.


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Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13801752 12/11/20 02:02 AM
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Yep, I believe it came about around the same time as the no water in hull or live well law.

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13803586 12/12/20 07:29 PM
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I believe the reason for Game Wardens wanting to see the receipt is to keep people from catching bait below the dam and bringing it onto LOP to to prevent the spread of Asian Carp.

Rule to Prevent Spread of Bighead and Silver Carp

It is unlawful to transport live, non-game fishes from Big Cypress Bayou downstream of Ferrell’s Bridge Dam on Lake O’ the Pines (including the Texas waters of Caddo Lake), Nongame fishes collected from these waters may be used as live bait on the water bodies where they were collected. The link below is from TP&W.
Possession and Transport of Exotic Aquatic Species

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13805936 12/14/20 08:34 PM
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Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: Twistedmidnite] #13806087 12/14/20 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
Yep, I believe it came about around the same time as the no water in hull or live well law.

^^This^^
And like David said, it was related to the spread of zebra mussels

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13808368 12/16/20 02:36 PM
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It's some thing they make all these law but stop printing the books to let you know what they are.

Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13810383 12/17/20 10:30 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. If I do want to use minnows again sometime I’ll be sure to ask for a receipt.


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Re: Have you live bait guys ever heard of this law? [Re: z289sec] #13812581 12/19/20 08:19 PM
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And if your bait tank will hold.more.than 30 gallons you have to have a bait license.

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