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#3176536 - 02/26/13 08:16 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: CountryBoy053]
Doskil
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Registered: 09/23/07
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Keeping non native rainbow and brown trout help wild brook trout.

While this does not apply to tailwaters in the Great Smokies it does.

Rainbow trout outcompete native brook trout.

The problem is many people don't seem to grasp this.



Edited by Doskil (02/26/13 08:18 AM)

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#3176694 - 02/26/13 10:42 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: CountryBoy053]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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 Originally Posted By: CountryBoy053
Ive never found any wild.trout steams.


feral trout? \:D
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#3176900 - 02/26/13 01:34 PM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: gil1]
CATCHDAWG
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Registered: 04/02/04
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
I totally get your position but wholeheartedly disagree. I don't have anything against you or anyone else taking fish out.
But for me, the value of catching a wild fish is 100x more than eating it. Depleting the resource in even a small way isn't worth it to me. I wouldn't have the slightest idea what creel limits are on any trout river because it wouldn't matter.

I used to eat them, but something just changed. I've caught many thousands on the Caney Fork and never kept one. Just not for me.
Again, before anyone gets huffy, it's not my business what anyone else does within the legal regs.

I did see a pretty funny shirt tonight that said, "Fillet and Release."

There's absolutely nothing wrong with that! I fish some streams that I wouldn't take a trout from and you won't find any of them listed in the guide book, they are undiscovered/over-looked jewels that most fisherman would not go to the effort to fish. However, there are other streams that I can catch forty and fifty trout out of in a few hours, these are the ones that imo, I am doing the stream a favor by occasionally taking a few fish out. Nothing wrong for us to agree to disagree. \:\)
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#3179938 - 03/01/13 06:10 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: stik]
Coach
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: CountryBoy053
Ive never found any wild.trout steams.


feral trout? \:D


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#3180916 - 03/02/13 12:30 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: MidTennFisher]
Outdoor life
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 Originally Posted By: MidTennFisher
Now they need to do the same thing for the Caney Fork.


X2, or atleast bring down the size limit for brown trout. I know it's great for a trophy fishery, but when you about 10 12" browns and also catch a big 22 inch trout, and HAVE to throw them all back, it starts getting old...All I get to keep is Brookies.
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#3180917 - 03/02/13 12:36 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: Outdoor life]
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There are some wild trout streams in the mountains, in the heigher elevations, such as on Taywa Creek (for one example) in the Park which is too cold to hold browns and not right for rainbows....many naturally spawning brook trout live far up that creek....the hike is worth it.
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#3180950 - 03/02/13 06:32 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: stik]
Buzzard Breath
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: CountryBoy053
Ive never found any wild.trout steams.


feral trout? \:D

I like it. I think I'll use the term in one of my trip reports.

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#3180985 - 03/02/13 07:22 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: Buzzard Breath]
gil1
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I wish they made the Caney Fork's regulations statewide. I think most of the creel and size limits are too liberal.

Although I personally prefer catch and release because I find more value in catching the fish than eating it so nobody else can ever catch it again, I understand some folks don't have the same priorities. If you have to kill fish, you shouldn't kill more than you can eat IMO. 5 fish between 14-20 inches is more than enough to eat.
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#3180992 - 03/02/13 07:36 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: gil1]
Buzzard Breath
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
If you have to kill fish, you shouldn't kill more than you can eat IMO. 5 fish between 14-20 inches is more than enough to eat.

It's a good thing you don't keep fish. 14-20 inches is the protected slot. You can keep trout smaller than 14 inches or larger than 20 inches, but only 1 fish larger than 20".

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#3180994 - 03/02/13 07:39 AM Re: New wild trout regs! [Re: gil1]
jakeway
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My last trip to the Caney I was camping. I kept 3 brookies and one rainbow that had slammed my streamer and were hooked fairly deeply, so I kept them to eat for breakfast. YUMMY! I don't think I've kept more than a half dozen from there in my life.

If you can't catch a meal with today's regulations, drive up to Cookeville and go to Captain D's.
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