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Smallmouth bass--invasive???

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Topic: Smallmouth bass--invasive???
Posted By: BEAR
Subject: Smallmouth bass--invasive???
Date Posted: 07 July 2022 at 06:57
Interesting read on fish migrations. Seldom does one think of smallmouth bass as 'a bad fish'.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/biologists-fears-confirmed-lower-colorado-160436769.html" rel="nofollow - Biologists' fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River (yahoo.com)


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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 07 July 2022 at 08:10
YUP!
MONTANA in the past have planted them in many rivers and streams. Large mouth in a lot of ponds.
Now I think there a blessing anything but trout.
But a large part of the fishing world disagrees with me. WALLEYE another blunder. 
Anytime you introduce a predator something else has to suffer. Can you say wolf?
Most the time once the Jeanie is out of the bottle it's out to stay.
Eastern brook trout out competed our native cut trout. Now we spend millions of dollars trying to poison them and put in fish blocks and reintroduce cuts. Never works well. 


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 07 July 2022 at 08:24
In history we have never gotten rid of an invasive species.  don't know why we even try???


Here in PA the german brown trout has taken over all our brook trout streams.


A club I belong to has an 8 ac pond.  originally stocked it with trout; and bluegills for the kids.  Bluegills took over quick.  Then the same genius that put the bluegills in added walleyes to eat the bluegills.  Result no trout, and stll lots of bluegills and a few very large walleyes.


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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 12 July 2022 at 17:20
the Game and Fish here is going to kill everything in Saratoga lake this September because someone introduced Yellow Perch and they are eating the trout. That happens somewhere in Wyoming every few years. 

Personally I'd rather eat Perch than Trout. 




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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 12 July 2022 at 18:41
Never understood the stupid folks that introduce 'stuff'.  Do they have a desire to be F & G???

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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 18:51
I don't get it either Bear. I assume it happens when someone buys minnows for bait at one lake and uses them in another lake. Maybe this happens by mistake but Wyoming has very strict rules on this. I can't imagine how it could be an accident. 

That's not always the case. Our local city lake gets killed off every 5 or so years because the goldfish start taking over. 

Who would go to a pet shop and buy Goldfish and dump them into the city lake?


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 19:03
"Who would go to a pet shop and buy Goldfish and dump them into the city lake?"


Some one that tired of cleaning a stinky fish bowl...




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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 19:11
I'm sure you're exactly right D. 

I thought that's the other reason to have a toilet in the bathroom?


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 19:15
Damn lefty do-gooders can kill baby's but not gold fish.Angry

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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 19:16
You're right D. 

I'll never understand it. 


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 14 July 2022 at 13:28
Unfortunately, some fishermen think that goldfish make best bait.  visibility??

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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 15 July 2022 at 21:06
I didn't think about goldfish as bait. 

The city lake here has rainbow trout. I'm thinking worms would be better. 


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.



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