Adjective reveals more negative attitude

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Cast_and_Blast
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Adjective reveals more negative attitude

I like the Outdoor News publication but the most recent one had an interesting headline.  Besides the news about Grass Carp being found in Pool 4 or 5 near Alma, WI.  Apparently, a 41 lber and 26 lber were caught by a commercial fisherman there. 

 

The thing I want to point out here though is the word used to describe the big Grass Carp which was, "NASTY."  Excuse me?  You can call this fish anything else but "NASTY" continues to reveal the negative attitudes towards these fish in which all roughfish are lumped into.  You can describe them as "INVASIVE" or "UNWANTED" but "NASTY" is what I would describe to a disease or something dirty and smelly.  I would travel hundreds of miles and spend time and money too for the chance to catch a Giant Grass Carp like that one.  Am I crazy?  Don't answer that. 

 

Dr Flathead
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I think commercial fishermen

I think commercial fishermen are nasty.   On a more positive note, I would be the happiest angler on earth to catch a nice specimen like that 41 lber.

TonyS
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Agreed.

Agreed.

 

Nasty, Slimy, etc, etc... all dumb adjectives for fish.  Alma though, that's my old hood.  Seems to imply he caught multiple Grass Carp?  What are the odds of those things taking a reproducing foothold in the Mississippi I wonder?

Jknuth
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I have to say i am very

I have to say i am very skeptical when ever these fishermen catch these in Wisconsin. 
They dont deal with the cold well. 
Two were shot bowfishing by a comercial fishermen who was scouting a lake not far from me. next thing you know, Guess who gets the contract to net that lake to save it.?? Bingo! 

Grass carp this size dont just show up on lake systems, the Mississippi river? sure. 
Is this the same fisherman who last year got a Grass carp and a Bighead and silver in the same pull?? 

I have actually spoken to two comercial fisherman recently who talking to me about getting some mounts done. They were talking about how they cant wait for the Silvers to hit Wisconsin so the DNR will issue more permits to fishermen. 
Guess what fish they want? Buffalo

All it would take is for them to haul one up from any number of out of states spots they fish and toss it  into the net and BAM! front page news. The invasive carp are good business for them and the economy sucks. thats a bad combo
 

Hengelaar
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Yikes...

Josh, that's some depressing shit....

Fishn sure is neat

Jknuth
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Remember I was telling Eric

Remember I was telling Eric and you about the Grass carp that were shot about 10 minutes from my Bigmouth buffalo spot? 
That lake is going to be fished this winter for "Carp" 

 

Cast_and_Blast
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Yeah, I think I remember

Yeah, I think I remember hearing them getting good money from New York for them Buffalo.

Eli
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Josh,

Josh,

You should write some letters to the Editor and to the WI DNR. This shit pisses me right off.

 

Is getting a commercial permit to "save a lake" really just as easy as having some hillbilly brothercousins show up at a DNR office with a few dead grass/silver carp and say they got them from such and such lake..? Does the DNR not need to do their own sampling to actually confirm the presence of these fish before issueing a commercial permit?

Eli

 

 

Jknuth
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Its more of a Lake

Its more of a Lake association thing. As far as I can tell the DNR doesnt do a whole lot of samplng, I may be wrong though.