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2012-05-01 11:46:04 AM
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$60K to go fishing? Not too bad.
 
2012-05-01 12:16:55 PM
$4, $5, and $8???

Try $200/fish!

Of course a Pikeminnow seems less likely to haunt your dreams so there is that.
 
2012-05-01 12:28:50 PM
I get that having the tagged ones be worth more creates more of a buzz, which will hopefully get more people out there fishing, but it seems really silly that they caught stuff they wanted gone, then tagged it and put it back instead of just killing it.
 
2012-05-01 12:29:48 PM
But then it would be work. Screw that noise!
 
2012-05-01 12:43:07 PM

IAmRight: I get that having the tagged ones be worth more creates more of a buzz, which will hopefully get more people out there fishing, but it seems really silly that they caught stuff they wanted gone, then tagged it and put it back instead of just killing it.


It's just as silly as having a size minimum
 
2012-05-01 12:56:25 PM
Speaking as someone who grew up alongside the Columbia, its funny to me that this is just getting out. I remember them opening up the bounties 10-12 years ago when they were called squawfish. Had a friend make 10k just in the summer months when he was home for college; there were a lot more of them then though.

The reason they keep the tagged ones out on the river is to track their spread. They need a way to see if the population of squawfish is moving into new areas, or if they are staying more or less contained. They can then target areas to protect the salmon spawn.
 
2012-05-01 12:56:45 PM
Are northern pikeminnows any fun to fish? 'cus I could easily spend the next hour over in pipe dream / daydream land, and after that, cabellas and basspro.
 
2012-05-01 01:03:02 PM
I wonder if PETA gets their panties in a twist about this.
 
2012-05-01 01:33:43 PM

IAmRight: I get that having the tagged ones be worth more creates more of a buzz, which will hopefully get more people out there fishing, but it seems really silly that they caught stuff they wanted gone, then tagged it and put it back instead of just killing it.


Heh. I just sent that link to a buddy at work because he goes fishing a lot. I want him to go do it so I can continue to have my delicious smoked salmon.
 
2012-05-01 01:55:01 PM
Hello 1991 good to see you finally made it to fark.com


Old news is really old news

/We called em Squawfish back in my day..
 
2012-05-01 02:20:38 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: $4, $5, and $8???

Try $200/fish!

Of course a Pikeminnow seems less likely to haunt your dreams so there is that.


Around here I've heard the general procedure for catching a snakehead or Asian carp is to drive your knife through the eyes and stake the motherfarker to the ground with a stick before you report it to the local parks department. Never heard of any rewards though.
 
2012-05-01 02:51:48 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: $4, $5, and $8???

Try $200/fish!

Of course a Pikeminnow seems less likely to haunt your dreams so there is that.


Been looking to catch one, but live too close to the bay and I don't think they like the brackish water as much. Might be worth a trip closer to DC though
 
2012-05-01 05:45:20 PM
Yeah, but you have to pay to hunt in Columbian bush.
 
2012-05-01 07:53:46 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: $4, $5, and $8???

Try $200/fish!

Of course a Pikeminnow seems less likely to haunt your dreams so there is that.


Salmon can get pretty big and pretty expensive up here. A friend makes (his estimate) about $1000/mo by selling some of what he catches. But he fishes a lot.
 
2012-05-01 10:19:54 PM

KingKauff: IAmRight: I get that having the tagged ones be worth more creates more of a buzz, which will hopefully get more people out there fishing, but it seems really silly that they caught stuff they wanted gone, then tagged it and put it back instead of just killing it.

It's just as silly as having a size minimum


The minimum is so that you can't just breed them at home.

/wasn't quite sure if your comment was serious or not
 
2012-05-01 10:56:21 PM
What are they gonna do with all them dead fish? Grind 'em into cat food or something?
 
2012-05-01 11:15:17 PM

Super Chronic: What are they gonna do with all them dead fish? Grind 'em into cat food or something?


Probably fertilizer
 
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