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Post by skipper123 » 11 May 2017, 16:01

Just read this post for the first time and see a lot of conflict that looks like it could be resolved with some fish. TexasLoneStar56
said the grass carp would eat the hydrilla grass and I know they do I have them in my pond. They also eat a lot of other evasive weeds to keep a body of water clean. The goberment can post all the signs they want and charge road tax water tax and trailer tax but it want stop the weeds from taking over. The grass carp on the other hand will and we need them in every body of water that has evasive weeds taking over. I never thought I would see the deep clear waters of Clarks Hill lake on the border of SC and GA have hydrilla but noticed just last year that crap blocking off whole coves from the lake. Its getting really bad. If the goberment would spend that tax on grass carp I'm all for it. I guess this would be a good reason to form or join a fishing club to get together and purchase grass carp to put in the body of waters we fish. Making sure it was ok with DNR of course. From what I understand this mess came from South America first showed up in south Florida and keeps moving north. I have watched it migrate over the last twenty years from the lower part of SC to now the piedmont or middle part of the state. I think the grass carp is the only way to get rid of it and keep it under control. The bow fishermen including myself need not be shooting the carp. We have a plenty gar to shoot at they as will as turtles and water turkeys are out of control as well. Anybody kin to Trump, he knows how to get things done and in a hurry.
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Post by Johnny » 11 May 2017, 18:45

that is correct - some states, such as Florida has imported
grass eating fish such as talapia, carp, and and is currently
experimenting with a sturgeon type that can not reproduce.

the Jumping Asian Carp is one example of how an experiment
can go very, very wrong - very, very quickly.
the snakehead is another example.............
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Post by KMixson » 11 May 2017, 19:10

A year or two ago I heard they were doing a study by releasing pythons into the Savannah River site to see if they could breed this far north. If not, no big deal. But what if they find that they can breed this far north and all of a sudden have an explosion of pythons that they were responsible for? Then what? Some of these studies are an idiotic attempt at research. You have to have some common sense. By the way, I do not know how the study turned out.

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Post by Johnny » 11 May 2017, 19:25

The big pythons that are being killed in the Everglades this season
are averaging 10-15 feet and the females have an average of 80 to 105
eggs in their belly.....
can you imagine one snake producing a hundred offspring every year ?????
and Darwin proved that animals can adapt to-and live in- just about any environment.
and the iguanas are running rampant in the Florida Keys.
whew - the list is never going to end.
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Post by LDUBS » 12 May 2017, 00:00

I just learned today that a number of counties in California have implemented a real time tracking system for boats. What little I know is that once the CF (registration) number is entered then information is provided about where the boat has been and whether there were any previous mussel inspection problems. So if your boat has recently been in a hazardous area or failed to pass an invasive species inspection, you can expect someone will be taking a hard look before they let you launch. On the positive side, if your boat passes inspection a band will be placed between the bow eye and trailer. You can enter any participating lake without any inspection as long as you have the the band.

After seeing what a quagga/zebra mussel infestation does to a lake, I don't really have a problem with this approach.
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