AGFC Proposes new bait regulations

Discussion in 'AG&F News and Comments' started by Jim_1978, May 18, 2017.

  1. Jim_1978

    Jim_1978 Well-Known Member

    In today's democrat. Says the new proposal prohibits using any live bait not taken from the watershed it is being used in. Can't use bream caught in a perch trap from pond or crawdads seined from a creek or road ditch. This needs to be stopped. How crazy can they be? Much less how do they plan to enforce it?
  2. fullcredit

    fullcredit Super Moderator<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Wi

    No mo minnerz from the bait shop????

  3. Jim_1978

    Jim_1978 Well-Known Member

    Only applies to wild caught will not prevent using farm-raised bait purchased purchased from licensed bait dealers.
  4. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member

    If that is true - it would kill the live bait industry in Arkansas
  5. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member

    That makes more sense.
  6. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    the Game and fish is a tad smarter than Maxine Waters. Just a tad.
  7. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

    NE Ark
    Don't jump the gun with bold statements like that!
  8. outdoorjunkiebj

    outdoorjunkiebj Well-Known Member

    Boy.....i heard that!
  9. stingerslinger

    stingerslinger Well-Known Member

    This has been in effect for a couple years in Texas.
  10. jackiereed

    jackiereed Well-Known Member

    So I guess catching bass in the river to stock your pond is out?

    I think its time to revisit the 1/8 cent sales tax debacle.
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  11. d2

    d2 Well-Known Member

    Are crawfish considered bait fish? Surely not...d2
  12. Jim_1978

    Jim_1978 Well-Known Member

    Bryan Hendricks specifically mentioned crawfish in the paper. Bunch of bull if you ask me.
  13. y hunt

    y hunt Super Moderator Staff Member

    Just a question. How are they going to know where your bait came from? Bought at bait store or trapped in a creek in Yell county. Just like CWD. They can only hope to slow the spread of Aisin Carp.
  14. d2

    d2 Well-Known Member

    I don't figure there is a thing they can do about the Asian carp. They are in the Arkansas river so it's just a matter of time before they travel into the tributaries. I have never caught any shad at the dams with my casting net and had them live anytime at all. Surely I would know the difference in a baby carp and a baby shad and wouldn't turn those loose anywhere...d2