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Catfish Conference #6467623
02/20/19 12:12 PM
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Are any of you all attending the Catfish Conference in Louisville, KY this weekend?


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Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6467675
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Dang it! I thought it was a few weeks away yet!


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Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6467678
02/20/19 01:10 PM
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Iíll be in Cincinnati for baseball this weekend, May have to drop down to Louisville. Would like to meet Steve Douglas.


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Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6467935
02/20/19 06:40 PM
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I'm excited about it. I've had to work on the weekends they've had it on the last 3 years. We are going Friday afternoon and may go back Saturday.


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Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468148
02/20/19 09:49 PM
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The Catfish Conference is to commercial fishing as PETA is to trapping. No thanks 👎

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468198
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There is a nasty push by anti commercial fisherman to shut down commercial catfishing. Or put ridiculous limits to harvesting catfish where no one can make a living. This cancer started here in Indiana and has moved to several other states. Kentucky is the motherland of commercial fishing here in the Midwest and the fight is now a blaze in Kentucky. There has been a ridiculous amount of meetings where the DNR has been put in a political headlock and forced to make decisions not based on science or biology but on political pressure. There are biologist that have studied the catfish and the fisheries is in perfect condition.
The Catfish Conferences are the antis gathering to organize the demise of commercial catfishing. We commercial fisherman have been dealing with boat ramps covered with roofing nails, false complaints filed with game wardens to criminal destruction of commercial fishing nets and gear.
As trappers does this sound familiar?

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468294
02/21/19 12:07 AM
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I wouldn't go as far as comparing them to PETA. There have gotten to be rather elitist like the assfishers and throw them all back crowd.
I consider myself a cat fisherman first and think this whole "trophy" catting and cpr bull has gotten way out of hand and some of those arrogant arse wipes need knocked down a peg or two.

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468307
02/21/19 12:20 AM
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Man i wish we had something like that around here. We have a few outdoor shows mostly for hunting, but none really for just fishing let alone catfishing. Closest thing we have is during Cabelas Fishing Days

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468433
02/21/19 07:09 AM
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I believe that's the same bunch mixed up with in fisherman magazine that got commercial fishing closed down on the Missouri river putting a lot of people in a real bind. No biology behind it just a bunch of jack wagons jealous over someone else's catch and knowledge. Don't go. I could easy see that crowd whining that they can't call in a bobcat cause trappers are catching them all. Then just like the fact that their "trophy" catfish catching didn't improve on the Missouri river, their cat calling skills won't be any better either. I hope no one goes.

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Ban private vehicles now. They are killing too much wildlife and too many children.
Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468512
02/21/19 09:03 AM
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I have no problem with a man making his living commercial fishing. What I do have a problem with is those selling a lot of big fish to these pay lakes where they starve out and die. Look up the videos of "catfish paradise" and it will open eyes. it definately changed my thoughts and feelings on the subject. I'll be attending the conference with Abu65 and plan to have a good time

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So pay to fish people starve their money makers? I bet you want to shut down deer pens too? Are you not an antler hunter? What's wrong with buying your trophy? If more people bought their antlers from deer pens I'd get back a lot of trapping ground. What about the live coyote market? Shut that down?


Ban private vehicles now. They are killing too much wildlife and too many children.
Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468619
02/21/19 10:32 AM
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I'm not a trophy hunter and have nothing against those that are. I'm just saying what I have seen and know what happens to those fish once they hit the pay lakes. There are no forage fish in the majority of those lakes. Full fish don't bite. Plenty of info out there about it.

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468646
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sako22, you sound a lot like the people saying its time to stop the commercial sale of trapped fur. Saying those poor coyotes are left to starve to death in cruel traps when they don't manage to chew their feet off.


Ban private vehicles now. They are killing too much wildlife and too many children.
Re: Catfish Conference [Re: danny clifton] #6468666
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
So pay to fish people starve their money makers? I bet you want to shut down deer pens too? Are you not an antler hunter? What's wrong with buying your trophy? If more people bought their antlers from deer pens I'd get back a lot of trapping ground. What about the live coyote market? Shut that down?

That's a nice apples to oranges analogy. Deer are born and raised in captivity. They are privately owned livestock. The catfish that are put in pay lakes are netted from public waters and then sold to pay lakes. That in of itself doesn't bother me, but it's very different from a deer farm.
The issue for me, is that the commercial fisherman were nearly unlimited in how many large catfish they could remove from public waters. That may have changed by now, I'm not sure. But times have changed in that these days that trophy catfish provide a bigger economic impact recreationally than commercially. The general catfish population and the trophy catfish population are really two different things, but aren't treated as such. There should be a balance that can be found, but as usual you have two sides fighting for the extremes. The anti-commercial guys want it stopped all together, and the pro-commercial guys want no limits.

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Once that fish is caught it becomes private property.

The issue for you subscribers to in fisherman magazine is jealousy. You want to brag and you are worried that a guy with a hoop or trammel net, or a 100 hook trotline, is going to catch a bigger fish than you will on a rod and reel.

Its a fish. There is no danger of the population being harmed by current commercial fishing regulations.


Ban private vehicles now. They are killing too much wildlife and too many children.
Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468734
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LOL
I love it when the only thing a person can bring to a debate or discussion is baseless insults because they don't really know enough about the subject to make an intelligent reply. I don't even know where that crap came from, but if that's all you can bring to the discussion, you may as well not get involved.

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The issue for me, is that the commercial fisherman were nearly unlimited in how many large catfish they could remove from public waters



Its your crap. Unless somehow you typed all that by accident.


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You either need to get better at posting full sentences/thoughts and making a little sense, or just stop. I honestly have no idea what you're trying to say. That quote of mine has nothing to do with the childish garbage in your previous post.

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Re: Catfish Conference [Re: danny clifton] #6468836
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those two aren't even close to being similar. but I guess things are a lot more different in Kansas. I guess people should ride around and shoot trophy bucks with a dart gun and transport them to a big pen so people can get their trophy. take resources from group to satisfy another.
Originally Posted by danny clifton
sako22, you sound a lot like the people saying its time to stop the commercial sale of trapped fur. Saying those poor coyotes are left to starve to death in cruel traps when they don't manage to chew their feet off.

Re: Catfish Conference [Re: Abu65] #6468851
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You two, just like the boneheads at PETA , are trying to stop a commercial harvest that does ZERO damage to the resource. You are doing it because of your failure to catch "trophy" fish and instead of looking in the mirror to find out who is responsible your blaming people who make a living at it.


Ban private vehicles now. They are killing too much wildlife and too many children.
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