Fishing Forum Regulations

kent hansen

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Jul 25, 2008
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last time i checked bow fishing and porn have nothing to do with one another ive been saving up to go bow fishing for alligator gar for awhile but now i find im even further away because im going to have to install a pole on the boat and hire some strippers this may just be a exellent idea afterall thanx oh and i vote bow fishing gets its own place in the forum so you dont have to look at it and i can and i dont mind argueing one bit
 

BBF

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Dec 23, 2009
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Ok, fact as a both commercial fisherman and recreational fisherman I have to put my 2 cents in... I have personally been involved in destroying the worlds oceans with massive nets, this disgusts me now and as such I refuse to eat any products that come off trawlers, prawn, scallop, shrimp, etc. there are other ways to harvest these bounties. I have commercially line fished for reef species, the habbits are not a great deal better and illegal bycatch is sold under broad names like cod, you guessed right I dont touch the stuff now. I have also done charters, these are the worst of all for animal cruelty, a goup of drunk blokes on a boat for 7 days at sea cause more intentional animal cruelty than any commercial fishing boat ever will. I also have line fished since I was 4 yo, and spearfished since I was 12yo. i believe that spearfishing is not only far more dificult than line fishing but inherrently more dangerous. most spreafishermen I know practise release and catch technique. this means we release what is undersize, bad to eat, and non target species by watching them swim by. we chose which specific fish we catch from the school, avoiding larger female breeders and juveniles alike we often target a specific size range for its prefered eating qualities. As with line fishing ther are lost fish, thes have about the same chance of survival if not better that that of a fish with a hook in its gut. Trophy fishing of any kind no matter the technique used is often detrimental to the fish caught. I am happy to provide the pro's and con's of both sides of the spearfishing/ linefishing debate as I firmly believe you are wrong about this technique.
I have nothing to say however on bow fishing as it isnt popular here and I know little about it.
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wolffishlover

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May 24, 2010
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i bowfish and when i do i use a tire checker to hit them on the head so it kills them instantly so they dont suffer and it helps get carp out of my creek when i kill them i use them for fertlizer
 

jason41230

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May 29, 2011
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Jd7 you r wrong about sitting on a bank. in spear and bow fishing its quick and easy, u aim and boom your done , fishing with a pole is better because u relax or if your like me you can win money,guns, or fishing gear. it maybe just me but when i fish its for eating or for fun and at a pay lake
 

jason41230

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May 29, 2011
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I have always disliked people who just fish to be killing something because they suck at deer, elk, etc. (its always poor aim). I belive in any fishing or hunting that you only kill to eat and never to just be playing. If you catch a monster and u have it placed on the wall thats awsome. That resembles a memory that you will always have. Me i fish and hunt for 3 reasons 1- craving catfish or others that are so good makes you slap your momma. 2- being at a paylake to win fishing gear. 3- is for the getaway (crazy family) to relax and catch in release. But if your doing it to play or show off you need your fishing permit took..

If you guys want to know what i use as bait for monster cats its sugar dow balls or seasoned meat.
 
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