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Stick Marsh & Kenansville

State is proposing changing them from catch & release only to harvest lakes.
Why can’t they leave well enough alone. The reason these are so good is because they are catch & release.
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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8T9KMS

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  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,742 Moderator
    Took survey.

    "You'll get your weather"
  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,572 Captain
    Same.  

    I’m for culling a lake of smaller fish, but am not for letting anyone keep anything over 15”.
  • SC53SC53 Posts: 675 Officer
    Freeliner, I’m curious, why are you for culling fish from a lake?  
    How do you get larger fish if you cull small ones.  
    These lakes have more than enough forage to support all sizes of fish.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,264 AG
    The science is evolving on what makes the most vibrant fisheries....  

    I generally let those involved with the science.... use the science ( what I pay them to do) ...to make my decisions on what is best for the overall health of a fishery. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • SC53SC53 Posts: 675 Officer
    Joe, are you referring to free liners cull comment or the catch & release change issue?
  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,572 Captain
    SC53 said:
    Freeliner, I’m curious, why are you for culling fish from a lake?  
    How do you get larger fish if you cull small ones.  
    These lakes have more than enough forage to support all sizes of fish.
    Check out bob the pond guy.  He has a great scientific explanation as to why culling smaller bucks are important to growing large females.  Especially on smaller bodies of water. 
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,742 Moderator
    I spoke to the Biologist at the Richloam Bass conservatory. He explained the need for "harvest" of smaller fish. Removing smaller bass allows the forage to grow, increasing the growth rate of larger adult bass. The previous 14" to 21"  S/L was removing too many fish on the brink of passing into trophy status size.  


    Standard pond management practice. Another interesting note is the fact the bass raised there are returned to their respective habitat/regions. Other words , river bass don't get put in lakes etc..
    "You'll get your weather"
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,264 AG
    SC53 said:
    Joe, are you referring to free liners cull comment or the catch & release change issue?
    It is a broad statement..... but in essence.... I defer to experts.  
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
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