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Re: NFC: Redbreast Sunfish ?
Thanks for the infor Doug. I guess il get soem catch
and release hooks.
--- Doug Dame <dameda at shands_ufl.edu> wrote:
> Bill Hoppe wrote (in part):
> >> If you are refering to the redbreast sunfish i
> >> have no experience with it but i have yet to
> see a
> >> young sunfish that could resist a minnow trap .
> >> 2 or 3 traps in where they are and you should
> get some.
> >> Sunfish like to hang out in traps . Dont even
> >> bait.
> And Wally Billingham wrote:
> >> If they are big ones that you want hook and line
> is very
> >> effective. Use a catch and release hook like
> they sell
> >> for trout. Very thin wire and barbless. A few
> >> under a bobber should work great for you. Try
> and set
> >> the hook as soon as they hit. You will miss a
> bunch but
> >> should have no problems getting some for your
> >> and the ones you get will be lip hooked. The
> >> wound will heal up very fast.
> And on its web-site * , under "Method of Taking
> Freshwater Fish", the Florida Fish and Wildlife
> Conservation Commission says:
> (1) Game fish .... may be taken with pole and
> line, or rod and reel.
> (2) Game Fish - black bass, black crappie ...
> redbreast sunfish ....[rest of list snipped.]
> So ... the only lawful way to capture redbreast
> sunfish in Florida is by hook and line.
> Always pays to check the local regs to find out the
> home rules.
> Doug Dame
> Interlachen FL
> It could be worse, we could be in
> California (with sympathy to you
> wannabe "fish samplers" out there
> who are so situated.)
> * this is a strange link, I'm not sure it will work
> http://floridafisheries.com/rules.html#METHODS OF
> TAKING FRESHWATER FISH
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