How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007?

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 12:14:12 (permalink)
Hmm...

5 stockies on opening day...
1 Steelhead

All of the above fish were forwarded on to my mother's place...

Other than a few salmonoids, the fish of PA were released to fight again another day.  Luckily for them I'm more of saltwater fish consumer. 
 
Now if the state started stocking Tuna and Mako, that'd increase my kill rate 10 fold...  Although I'd hate to run into a Mako casting spoons at Godfrey
post edited by SmallieKiller - 2008/01/08 12:19:59
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 12:15:26 (permalink)
T.B. this debate always goes on in fall/winter - so add 5,000 more what's the point - I respect the right to keep/release whatever your pleasure as long as the law is followed. The fishery has grown and prospered regardless of the # harvested. Even if the # was more, I have seen no decline in the # of fish to be had. Size maybe but #'s no. Of course maybe I just can't catch the 10-14 lbers any more.  Now 10 years from now if there"s no fish in the creeks I'll be the first to say I was wrong, but I don't think so.  Dave
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:04:43 (permalink)
1 Steelhead
8-10 stocked trout
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:26:09 (permalink)
Remember the rules. There ain't no good guys or bad guys on this survey.
From the random sampling it seems C & R is very much a part of our fishing habits.
 
 
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:29:35 (permalink)
Elephanthead (hmm, interesting name..),
 
You made my point.  wouldn't it be nice to catch 10-14 lbers regulary?  I know I caught more 10 lbers 10-15 years ago.  I'm sure that people walking around with 3 20" fish on their stringer has something to do with that.  Not sure how you can witness that and not agree that it would be better if those were released to go grow up?
 
Have a nice day. 
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:30:13 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: tippy-toe

ORIGINAL: Carpet Bagger

Welp after reading those totals....i feel like a real fish hog.......lol


After reading those totals, I thought WOW...someone kept 90 steelhead.

Thats 180 filets at a pound or two each...365 days in a year... do you eat anything but caught fish, and are you growing a second head???


add 1 King to my total.

 
Tippy not every fish caught is for personal consumption.  I personally have a huge superbowl party each year where we clean out the freezer with a huge walleye and perch fry...
 
I keep maybe 3 steelhead a year from the lake and they are always given away...
 
I love taking people fishing and getting them fish for their winter months too...

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:43:21 (permalink)
15 stocked trout
3 walleye
1 steel
Still need one more steelhead, it has to have loose eggs.
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:55:21 (permalink)
TB, point taken... my point was, these fish will survive the masses. That being said, you're right, it was nice years ago to get bigger steel. But I don't think reducing the limit is the way to go. Oh sheet, I vowed to never get in a debate like this when I first signed up and here I go 4 years later doing it. I got it!!! Stock 10+ lbers! It's a no win situation. It will get worse we all know that, look at the # of people on the streams compared to 7-8 years ago before all the publicity. Oh, & the screen name, I can thank my brother for that (mentioned in a long ago post about screen names) Don't know what I was thinking about when I did that. too late to change now.    Dave
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:55:24 (permalink)
Really out of the few fish I've kept, I've only eaten 2 of the steelies... one's still in the freezer, the other went to a neighbor. The trout went to my fiance's family.
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 13:58:23 (permalink)
sorry Youghman kinda lost my head for a minute, not like me. And you're probably right about C&R. Personally I release 99.9% of the steel I catch.  Dave
post edited by elephanthead - 2008/01/08 14:00:37
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 15:10:29 (permalink)
5 trout       
7 steelhead
all smoked and shared with friends and family
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 15:45:06 (permalink)
TT...............Coon Bait........I Trap.........
 
 

 
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 16:12:03 (permalink)
wow, lots of people kept fish.  In my entire fishing career, Ive killed 2 steelheads for my GFs uncle. he ate them
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 16:49:18 (permalink)
I think I might have kept 4 or 5 steelhead this year for a friend...  Other than that I don't think I kept anything.

I was talking with the one dude at Poor Richards west last sunday, he said they have filleted around 7,000 steelhead so far this season. 

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 17:00:07 (permalink)
that is the dumbest, stupidest, and least thought out post in the history of this board.  enough said. 
 
ORIGINAL: TB

I think it is in perile, b/c 90% of the people who keep fish don't own a computer and aren't on here...:)  so take these numbers and add 5,000! or more.


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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 17:23:46 (permalink)
joebaker79 --I am LMFAO at your reply to TB.
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 17:41:37 (permalink)
Why would you kill all those steel for coon bait?????

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 17:44:42 (permalink)
I've kept 2 steelhead. My dad and i tried to cook them with lemon pepper and onions, we ate one. The dog got the other.

I kept about 5 crappie when i was left at camp for a day, It was a situation where i had NOTHING to eat, so I caught some and cooked them over a fire, best I've ever eaten..

3 Bluegill for bait.

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 18:22:57 (permalink)
One 25in 9lb rainbow (paylake) that was going to die...For the wall
4 15in walleye from the river last week...
2 15in sauger = = = = = = = last week...
3 salmon...
post edited by carpin05 - 2008/01/08 18:23:54
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 18:51:38 (permalink)
8 steelhead
6 or 7 bluefish
2 speckled sea trout

pax vobiscum +
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:06:57 (permalink)
Wow! 
       Where are they stocking bluefish on the tribs?  Or did you catch em' in the lake?
 

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:10:50 (permalink)
The bluefish were caught while I was at the Outer Banks of NC.

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:11:08 (permalink)
i wish they were stocking bluefish in the tribs.  another fish that people either love or hate.  truly one of the best fish right off the beach. 
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:17:05 (permalink)
Joe, my friend, if you only had a clue.  I am glad to hear of people like you, it really makes me happy with the path that I've chosen..
 
 
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:22:13 (permalink)
About 8 steelhead,2 or 3 Kings, 1 channel cat, 7 trout for me.....

You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:30:45 (permalink)
0 steelhead
o trout
0 fish in alaska streams
2 halbit on alaska charter
thats the first fish I kept in the last 5 years
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 19:57:12 (permalink)
This looks to me like a can of worm opening post, but here goes anyway...
 
Walleye: Erie/Mosquito Lake - Lost count...most came from guess where?
Steelhead: 8 since fall, but released well over 150<--not a brag just felt compelled for the purists.
Crappie: Moraine, Shenango, Mosquito - 75 or so combined 
Redfish: 8 - Bonita Springs Fla.
Speckled Trout: 2
Red Snapper: 4
Muskies: 0000000 

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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 20:57:56 (permalink)
I very rarely keep fish.  I did take one King this year because I did not want tippy to have to drag one out of the SR alone.
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 21:37:23 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: rippinlip

About 8 steelhead,2 or 3 Kings, 1 channel cat, 7 trout for me.....

 
  That thar catfish is swimmin in a local pond /;]{  tHAT BIG BROWNIE u got in eRie/ neVer miNd/
  
 
  u nO//?
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RE: How many fish did you kill ( not catch) in 2007? 2008/01/08 22:18:37 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: Katty

TT...............Coon Bait........I Trap.........






90!? steelhead? holy crap, you must either be a longliner or use a coffee can worth of bait at each set...
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