I took a ride today to a pond I fish 3 to 5 times a week since I've been down with pneumonia for the last 2 weeks and saw they were pumping it out. Anyone local who knows merritt island knows the little pond behind the skate park next to the big veterans memorial pond is loaded with bass to 10+ pounds,tarpon,ciclids and even a few stray snook that somehow got in there. It looks like they are maybe putting in a storm drain/tunnel or maybe connecting the 2 ponds. Regardless if they pump it down much more (It looks like it's about halfway down) the fish won't survive this cold spell. Does anyone on the forum know whats going on ? They're about to kill a lot of trophy fish
such a good point and a lot of truth here. god forbid an angler hold a tarpon up for a picture you would have 20 rabid posters from here yelling about vital organs and suspending the fish and E=MC formula for weight distribution in the photo and you cant hold a fish vertical for a photo.. you fish murderer you!!!!!
but now there is a entire environment that these fish call home (which i did not know about till your post) i know about the lake back there, and it always looked like good fishing but i never fished it. so there is protected species (bass / tarpon) in this pond and they are allowed to just drain the water off it? wow.
so you need a tag to take a permit home and stuff it for your wall. but if you wanna kill a environment that is home to tarpon by draining their water no problem.
keep up the good work FWC. tight lines. fair and balance FWC
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