More Roughfish Disrespect

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More Roughfish Disrespect
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I like to collect the&nbsp;&quot;Fishes of _______&quot; books.&nbsp; I recently ordered an old&nbsp;1959 copy of &quot;Fishes of Colorado&quot; book.&nbsp; I was surprised to read on page 5 the following exerpt.&nbsp; I am just amazed over the attitudes (past and present) towards endemic species in many states and now today in the law books put out by these same government agencies that it is illegal to even fish for these endemics.&nbsp; We wonder why the pikeminnow, Chubs, and Suckers are so rare nowadays.&nbsp; It may be because of the building of dams and such but attitudes like these have not helped either.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The &quot;Fishes of Colorado&quot; book has been a big disappointment because there is not even a mention of these Roughfish as unique species that live in Colorado, only the &quot;Cool Fish.&quot;&nbsp; As we all already know, special interest controls too much of these organizations.&nbsp; I think they should rename this book to &quot;Cool Fishes that We Like.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">I then kind of laughed when I saw the irony and hypocrisy of the statement on the back of this little book.</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" /></p>
Corey's picture
Fishes of ...

Great post.  Cuts to the heart of the problem.

That same sentence that you highlighted speaks to public policy in Minnesota as well as every other state.  The reason?  Fishermen in general hate roughfish.  I think if they just knew more about them, they'd change their minds.  That's our mission.

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Can you.....

My favorite question people ask me is

"Can you eat those though?"

It is all perspective!

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Corey, this brings to mind
Corey, this brings to mind our conversation from a couple hours ago about bass being stocked in Brasil at the expense of peacocks, pacú, acará, trairão, piranha, and other cool stuff. I love bass fishing but when I go to Brasil I don't have any interest in catching something I can catch without leaving the Wise town limits.




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