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2019/04/13 08:45:23 (permalink)

Catfish Noodling

Hey Guys,
 
New to the forum. I just moved up here from Virginia. Down there we did a lot of catfish noodling. I've been asking people at the local fishing areas to see if they knew anywhere good to go noodling but have struck out so far. Was hoping if anyone here could point me in the right direction.
 
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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/15 11:01:08 (permalink)
I thought hand fishing (noodling) was illegal in PA?
 
Googling it, it seems to only have became legal in WV last year.
 
Not sure your'e going to find many guys doing it around these parts.
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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/15 18:04:04 (permalink)
I don't think it's legal, but there really isn't a good place to noodle for flatheads considering they are mainly in our rivers. That being said, the fish commission stocked them at Peters Lake to help control the shad population, the only time I am aware that they did something like that. But you can't swim there.
 
That's a special kind of crazy. I would have done that in my younger days, not now, one turtle hole with a snapper facing the wrong way and good bye fingers lol.

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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/15 19:22:55 (permalink)
Illegal in PA as far as I know. And I certainly wouldn't eat a big one out of the rivers. A big Flathead is on old fish. Loaded with heavy metals and other toxins. Great fun as a sport fish though.
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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/15 20:23:31 (permalink)
Meatball

 
That's a special kind of crazy. I would have done that in my younger days, not now, one turtle hole with a snapper facing the wrong way and good bye fingers lol.


Meatball that surely would bring true meaning to "catch & release".. Eh??😂


Anyways, here is the Summary, straight from the Fishes mouth.😏

https://www.fishinpa.com/...hing-violations-in-pa/

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/16 20:23:05 (permalink)
And there you have it, BTDT has saved fingers all over the state
 


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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/16 20:29:05 (permalink)
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Illegal in PA as far as I know. And I certainly wouldn't eat a big one out of the rivers. A big Flathead is on old fish. Loaded with heavy metals and other toxins. Great fun as a sport fish though.



Interesting that the commish never put them on the list of eating advisories like channel cats. But you are correct, an old fish can't be that good for you [Lake trout]...then again, neither is 2 packs a day and enough beer a year to supply a cruise ship

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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/18 10:17:35 (permalink)
This was the result of a guy noodling on Lake Moultrie when I lived in SC.  He was reaching in under a gator nest. 
 
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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/18 18:27:08 (permalink)
I'm guessing he got bit by the wrong creature lol, poor bastar d. Only place I stick my arm in blind now is a sewer, it's only turds, no teeth

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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/18 19:44:12 (permalink)
Dam-it boy.....  that there had to hurt!!!
 
uhhh... Meatbal, back in the 70's I worked in Meadville at the FMC plant.  Dude was eating jerky when he noticed a tooth from his partial was missing.  Tooth was back in place when he came into work the next day.  Jus'Sayin.

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Re: Catfish Noodling 2019/04/19 17:14:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby crappiefisher 2019/04/19 18:54:24
Meh, no biggie, ups the body defenses is all. I pull turds out of sewers laughing and pointing at the corn and gross people out who are watching, then immediately put a pinch of snuff in. After wiping my fingers on my pants first of course. 

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