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2007/11/14 00:27:23 (permalink)

clipped fins

I have caught many steelheads this year with a missing right pectorial fin. I have caught probly 20 this year alone. I usually catch more than one on the days that I catch them. That leads me to believe that a school of these fish are in the area.
which state in the Erie watershed still clips fins?
 
maybe spoonchucker or PIangler would know...
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    spoonchucker
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 04:47:36 (permalink)
    I couldn't tell you offhand. Chuck Murray mentioned that the PF&BC was going to start a fin clip program, but I don't think that you would be seeing any Penna, clips yet. Next time I see him, I'll ask. He would know who's, if not ours they are.

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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 10:05:01 (permalink)
    Interesting - Nobody has an answer yet?
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 11:00:00 (permalink)
    I've known guys who will clip fins when they catch a fish so they can recognize it if they catch it again.  I've never done this but I've met many people who do. Most of the guys that I've met who do this tell me they clip the top of the tail.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 13:35:04 (permalink)

    SO MANY FISH SO LITTLE TIME.
    WHY ARE ALL THE PLACES I HAVE YET 2 FISH SO FAR AWAY?
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 14:46:59 (permalink)
    that guy, looks like you're catching michigan fish. you got a michigan fish lisc.??

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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 17:48:57 (permalink)
    Thats what someone told me, michigan fish.
    I guess they are right. I wonder if any canadian fish are clipped.
     
    Thanks for the answer.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 17:55:09 (permalink)
    On a positive note, all the clipped fish are in the 5 pound range. I landed a few big ones this year and all the big ones were not clipped. My biggest so far was around 14-15 pounds, a true HOG. It was your typical huge male. funny thing was, the day I caught that big one, I had 2 others hooked that were around the same size judging from the tail size as I fought them. I guess the fish tend to run by size to some degree.
    I would love to see some fish tagged with locaters so we could see where they go. I'm surprized there hasent been a study done on that.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/14 21:27:07 (permalink)
    Thanks EggSac.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/15 22:02:51 (permalink)
    Thats pretty cool but I havent seen any fish fins cut off . Where are you fishing at
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/16 07:51:27 (permalink)
    I usally hit the clip fins in September.
    Lack of rain has the fish messed up.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/16 16:00:35 (permalink)
    Anadromous
     
     Fin clipping and gill plate clipping has ben don for  years, I'm sure you have seen a gill plate clip, half the gill plate will be missing. I use to know  what club of organization did the identification clip but Ive ben out of the loop for too long to say of hand, but the 3cu did some identification clipping I thought it was a gill clip.
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/16 16:19:19 (permalink)
    Just dropped a e-mail to the 3cu Jimmy Dallas I'm sure he will have the list of identification clips
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/16 17:22:53 (permalink)
    I clipped a bunch of hogs tails and ears while trapping hogs in Fl. and California but why a fish tail?
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    RE: clipped fins 2007/11/16 18:59:38 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: anadromous

    Maybe they were cutting flies of of the swimming tackle shops?????? :)


    Yeah, there's no way they were clipping nightcrawler harnesses or mepps off of them, just flies.

    Just checked my pics from this year, no clippers for me so far. Maybe this week.
    post edited by steelstalker - 2007/11/16 19:02:37
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