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stick500ParticipantFebruary 27, 2018 at 10:42 pmPost count: 457
that’s a hoot!
Who actually keeps carp, except the few who might smoke a couple?
Wonder how that law deals with bow fishermen?
The law every state needs is a “It is illegal to throw unwanted fish on the shore” mandate.
All the dogfish, carp, suckers, buffs, gar, etc. that are wasted by people thinking they are doing the fishery a big favor. And stinking up the best spots, too!
I love to catch all of the above, just for the fun of it, and of course the bigger the better.
Thanks for the info Ted.stick500ParticipantFebruary 27, 2018 at 4:51 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantFebruary 24, 2018 at 11:41 pmPost count: 457
you’re right HugeRod
here’s some good info on the ND freshwater shrimp
they are also called scuds and are about 1/2-inch and are a very important part of the food chain therestick500ParticipantFebruary 24, 2018 at 4:53 pmPost count: 457
from what I can gather, all freshwater shrimp of any size are only located in warmer climates or need access to the ocean for part of their lifespan
apparently there were some freshwater shrimp that were as far up the Miss. at St. Louis and some in the Ohio River, but not much anymore
now if you’re talking about tiny little freshwater shrimp (<1") I think there's probably some species that are native to Iowa and are in our waters
also, those big freshwater shrimp you may be thinking about would certainly be considered invasive if they did a get a foothold beyond your pond- sounds like dangerous territory to messing with, if you ask me, especially if our climate is warming
we basically already have big freshwater crustaceans in abundance (crawdaddys!) and anything you can do to increase their numbers will make smallies and largemouths very happy (add a bunch of rocks?)
the midwest has already been invaded by non-native crayfish from the south that are squeezing out our native crawdads- don't really know the specifics of the damage they are causing to the ecosystem, but I imagine they taste the same to bass
hope that was some help!stick500ParticipantFebruary 23, 2018 at 6:01 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantFebruary 14, 2018 at 5:48 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantFebruary 13, 2018 at 9:12 pmPost count: 457
Yeh, they used to go in front of my place in WI on a designated trail and I would see/hear them only occasionally, and I always enjoyed seeing people having fun on their sleds and wished I could have joined them!
I am an ATV, dirt biker, snowmobiler, and mountain biker from way back so I know all about how tough it is to find access to ride, but what great sports when you have the opportunity.
Really appreciated whoever, private or public lands, would give us the green light. Good family sports, too. First went snowmobiling with my grandpa in the early ’70s and wouldn’t give up those memories for anything.stick500ParticipantJanuary 26, 2018 at 5:29 pmPost count: 457
this is an entirely different culture and country, but I knew a wealthy guy down in Bolivia who went hunting in a group that included a friend he suspected was fooling around with his wife
the friend was “lost” during the hunt and was never seen again, and I can only assume there wasn’t much of a follow-up (don’t know exactly what country the hunt was in)
I saw the guy meet his wife after our trip and I can see why he might be a bit protective- very beautiful!
just odd to actually talk to someone who may have done something crazy like that that you only see in the moviesstick500ParticipantJanuary 23, 2018 at 12:59 amPost count: 457
that Buss bedding with the food already in it is amazing
I put either store bought or fresh caught worms in it and they seem to double in weight in about 3 days- no exaggeration!
wish I would have discovered that stuff years ago instead just putting them in moist newspaperstick500ParticipantJanuary 16, 2018 at 8:34 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantJanuary 16, 2018 at 4:55 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantJanuary 12, 2018 at 6:39 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 8:46 pmPost count: 457
it’s a smallmouth buffalo
I’ve caught plenty of bigmouths here in IA and WI but don’t recall ever running into a smallmouth- certainly not one that big!
bigmouths and smallmouth buffalos have a very different biology when it comes to eating as bigmouths are filter feeders and smallmouths are more like suckersstick500ParticipantJanuary 7, 2018 at 1:09 amPost count: 457