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Re: Keeping Stockies for the benefit of Wild Trout

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Do more than a quick search and report back the studies you are citing. If In fact, you are unable to find such a study, showing the effects of stocking on macro life, I will provide you with some.
The jury is only out because they ruled on the subject long ago

Posted on: 2/28 4:46
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Re: Keeping Stockies for the benefit of Wild Trout

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In small, low-fertility, freestone streams. most wild trout growth occurs during the early spring months whenever water temperatures and levels are favorable. During summer, they just get by. Weight gains are just adequate enough for them to develop eggs and sperm and gain sufficient weight to get thru the fall spawn and then winter. Actually some will not and perish by the time the stream again has favorable conditions for growth. Trout living in such streams are always balanced on the edge of survival.

Knowing what we do now, imagine the additional stress imposed on the wild trout population by stocking over them. How can anybody still believe that stocking massive numbers of hatchery trout, and the ensuing harvesting that it encourages, does not have a deleterious effect on wild trout survival and growth? And most studies have shown this to be the fact. That a few have not means nothing. Do enough studies and a few will always reach a different conclusion, especially if they are done by those with an inclination to favor one result over another.

Posted on: 2/28 10:54


Re: Keeping Stockies for the benefit of Wild Trout

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Hypothetical question/too lazy to parse the rule book....

If I toss a stockie on the bank like some folks do to fall fish and chubs, but don't take it home to eat, does that count towards my daily limit?

What if I string one up early in the day, then release it later in favor of a fresher/bigger catch, and it drifts away belly up (ooops), does that one count towards my daily limit?

All for the benefit of the wild fish of course...

Posted on: 2/28 15:26


Re: Keeping Stockies for the benefit of Wild Trout

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I've kept stockies out of wild streams. Does it help in the grand scheme of things, idk. But at the very least I'd like to think it does help out a few individual wild fish, until they dump the next batch of stockies.

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tomitrout wrote:
Hypothetical question/too lazy to parse the rule book....

If I toss a stockie on the bank like some folks do to fall fish and chubs, but don't take it home to eat, does that count towards my daily limit?

What if I string one up early in the day, then release it later in favor of a fresher/bigger catch, and it drifts away belly up (ooops), does that one count towards my daily limit?

All for the benefit of the wild fish of course...


Yes and yes, in both instances they count towards your limit. Take them home and do as you wish.

Anyone that tosses native fall fish or chubs on the bank needs their license revoked, especially if their reasoning is "they're bait stealers, they eat trout eggs/trout food, etc..". Just flat out stupid. No different than tossing a native brookie on the bank to die. That's my personal opinion.

Posted on: 2/28 15:53


Re: Keeping Stockies for the benefit of Wild Trout

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tomitrout wrote:
Hypothetical question/too lazy to parse the rule book....

If I toss a stockie on the bank like some folks do to fall fish and chubs, but don't take it home to eat, does that count towards my daily limit?

What if I string one up early in the day, then release it later in favor of a fresher/bigger catch, and it drifts away belly up (ooops), does that one count towards my daily limit?

All for the benefit of the wild fish of course...


You've creeled a fish in both cases.

It is unlawful to:

"To kill any fish and fail to make a reasonable effort to lawfully dispose of it."

"To fail to immediately return unharmed to the waters from which it was taken, any fish caught out of season, or undersize, or over the daily creel limit. Any fish placed on a stringer, in any container or given away, counts toward the possession limit of the person having caught it, and the person to whom it was given."

Posted on: 2/28 16:11



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