Originally Posted by Byron Begley
Young man, maybe you should consider other angler's preferences. After all, we all share these waters.
And likewise maybe other folks should consider that not everyone in this state fishes with artificial lures. I am 99% of the time chasing with flies, but do like the option of fishing minnows for crappie and live bait for stripers as well.
I spoke with several fishery biologists today and none knew of any evidence of problems with local fisheries as a result of disease infested bait.
I have no problem with the restriction of invasive species being used as bait. Although many times the invasive species provide another food source.