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#3004982 - 10/29/12 07:13 AM New Regs Adopted?
TX300mag
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What's the world coming to? Limits on skipjack? \:\( Since when is anybody making a dent in THAT population?
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#3005643 - 10/29/12 11:59 AM Re: New Regs Adopted? [Re: TX300mag]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
What's the world coming to? Limits on skipjack? \:\( Since when is anybody making a dent in THAT population?


We have numerous reports of persons out of state coming into TN and catching skipjack by the hundreds to take back to their northern states to sell for catfish bait. The take on the skipjack was enough to cause some concerns with our fisheries biologists and hence the new reg.
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#3006526 - 10/29/12 08:11 PM Re: New Regs Adopted? [Re: scn]
stillinscrubs
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Not to mention as the Asian carp populations increase and compete for food, they may get increasingly scarce.
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#3008024 - 10/30/12 07:09 PM Re: New Regs Adopted? [Re: stillinscrubs]
rbreedi1
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I used to catch them all the time many years ago while fishing for other species. Cant tell you the last time Ive caught one! Seems like they have definatley thinned out in my experience.
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#3037251 - 11/17/12 04:48 AM Re: New Regs Adopted? [Re: rbreedi1]
BowGirl
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 Originally Posted By: rbreedi1
I used to catch them all the time many years ago while fishing for other species. Cant tell you the last time Ive caught one! Seems like they have definatley thinned out in my experience.


Same here.

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#3039880 - 11/19/12 07:00 AM Re: New Regs Adopted? [Re: BowGirl]
stik
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skipjacks have been rare below melton hill for the last 3 or 4 years.
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