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 baitfish...it 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

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

    outdoorjunkiebj Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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  15. Jim_1978

    Jim_1978 Well-Known Member

    Public opinion was 77% against this regulation change and 23% for it. AG&FC voted to proceed with the change anyway. They will take a final vote on Aug 17th, while asking for more public opinion btw now and then. They are hoping to prevent the spread of Asian Carp and Zebra mussels. Has anyone ever caught a mussel in a cast net or trap?
     
  16. k9gold

    k9gold Well-Known Member

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    It would be really hard to tell a small carp from a small shad and if you have a cast net full of shad hardly anyone is going to go thru them looking for that carp fingerling.
     
  17. pearlsnaps

    pearlsnaps Well-Known Member

    77% against it and they do it anyways. The AGFC must have learned from Obama.
     
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  18. brushcreek

    brushcreek Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sometimes doing the right thing is not popular. Protecting the resource is most important.
     
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  19. bullcreekboy

    bullcreekboy Well-Known Member

    Careful! Some folks around here don't take too kindly to that kind of talk.
     
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