Re: NANFA--Minnow Trap Advice

R. W. Wolff (
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 21:58:52 -0800

I didn't take offense to what you said, just explaining my veiws.

> Who else is taking feeders from that water? Too many times I have seen the
> same argument when people are using a resource. Whether it's fish or oil.

I guess this depends on where and what. An isolated bog with less than a
quater acre of water could have all its dace removed by one person if they
were greedy. I think if you follow the minnow laws, and use proper
equipment , overharvest would be impossible, but nothing is impossible.
When I was a kid, and the floods came, we would do " fish rescues " in the
ditches as they dried up. when the puddle was the size of a kitchen table
and only a few inches deep, we would scoop and scoop. Then we came back the
next day to check on some larger puddles, and that one was dried up, there
was usually tons of fish that were missed.

> little fishy friends, but I am still curious about it.

Its good to be curious.

> dozen. I would like to breed my own, but haven't been able to get that to
> work yet.

If you could breed your own feeders, i would bet their living conditions
would be just fine. It is doubtful that you would get them to spawn in bad
This would be great, but how many have the room. I was able to feed juvenil
gar, warmouth and bowfin off the spotfin shiners that spawned in my gar pond
two seasons ago. It was just luck though.

> I need to head up by you one of these days. I'd love to get me a net full
> of those Northern Red-Bellies for my tanks.

No problem, just let me know when. I will be unable to do any collecting
the first half of February.


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