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#3361686 - 09/16/13 06:10 PM can you buy skipjack?
chunkandwind
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A guy I know is coming to Camden for a catfish tourney and is wanting skipjack.
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#3362458 - 09/17/13 08:27 AM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: chunkandwind]
Bullfrog
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Tell him to take a throw net down to the culvert in Big Sandy(IF there is any water running)
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#3362532 - 09/17/13 09:16 AM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: chunkandwind]
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Nope, you can't buy or sell any kind of native fish without appropriate commercial license(s), and abiding by outlined commercial regs. If there is any means of legally selling (or buying) skipjack retail... I've never heard it.

I'm not saying that there's not some occasional "exchanges" made under the table (or on the river's edge), as the case may be.... but no, I don't think you'll find them anywhere "For Sale."

If so, local game wardens would probably like to know about it.

That's one reason TFWC recently put a "limit" on skipjack. Lots of folks were coming from faraway places and loading up on them.
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#3363066 - 09/17/13 04:05 PM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: Bullfrog]
chunkandwind
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Thanks guys that is about what I thought.
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#3363450 - 09/17/13 08:11 PM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: chunkandwind]
sango
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You can find an add for someone selling skipjack on the Clarksville TN Craigslist.
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#3363561 - 09/17/13 08:41 PM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: sango]
pressfit
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I saw some in the bait shop near wheeler dam a couple of months ago.. but thats in alabama...
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#3365642 - 09/19/13 09:01 AM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: pressfit]
wobblegobble
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When fishing with skipjack...how do you prepare for the hook? My buddy hookedup filets em 1st...How do most use it?
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#3365897 - 09/19/13 12:20 PM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: wobblegobble]
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Opinions vary but an average skipjack makes 4 baits.the head,gut pocket and 2 fillets.
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#3365977 - 09/19/13 01:18 PM Re: can you buy skipjack? [Re: wobblegobble]
pressfit
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 Originally Posted By: wobblegobble
When fishing with skipjack...how do you prepare for the hook? My buddy hookedup filets em 1st...How do most use it?

really depends on the size ..I have used them cut in half and I have made 4 baits out of them.. I sometimes used bait that is a pound each.. weeds out the smaller ones...LOL
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