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Old 10-16-2007, 09:27 PM
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Default Culling and Overfishing?


You didn't happen to be on the river this past Friday were you? I saw a man who had a stringer full, at least a dozen trout, each one no longer than about 7". As you said, slot limits cannot control this behavior, only enforcement by TWRA. At first I thought about saying something to the gentleman, but then I thought otherwise. If I had been able to get a signal on my phone, I would have called him in. What meat fisherman should realize is that once they catch their limit they should stop fishing. Not culling their fish. After the fish have had a rope drug over thier gills and pulled around upside down in the river, the likelihood of them surviving is not very high.

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