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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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From what I've been reading the Northern Snakehead follow the same pattern as most fish in the area. They move to deeper water in the winter and are not as active. According to one of the articles I read they can survive as far north as Hudson Bay. If you want to go after them you could.
Fredrick, I think we're interpreting the law differently. It says no live snakehead can be released in PA waters. I interpret that as applying to one you catch.
"Anglers catching snakeheads should dispose of them properly. Anglers suspecting they have caught a snakehead are encouraged to NOT release it, and report it to the Commission at 610-847-2442 or via email"

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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From what I've been reading the Northern Snakehead follow the same pattern as most fish in the area. They move to deeper water in the winter and are not as active. According to one of the articles I read they can survive as far north as Hudson Bay. If you want to go after them you could.
Fredrick, I think we're interpreting the law differently. It says no live snakehead can be released in PA waters. I interpret that as applying to one you catch.
"Anglers catching snakeheads should dispose of them properly. Anglers suspecting they have caught a snakehead are encouraged to NOT release it, and report it to the Commission at 610-847-2442 or via email"


Here are the Pa regs Jerry how do you interpret them ?

http://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Penns ... shes/Pages/Snakehead.aspx

PA REGULATIONS

•It is unlawful for a person to sell, purchase, offer for sale or barter live snakehead species in Pennsylvania.

•It is unlawful to possess live snakehead species in Pennsylvania.

•It is unlawful to introduce or import live snakehead species into Pennsylvania waters.

•Transportation of live snakehead species in or through Pennsylvania is prohibited.

I read its as follows you may not be in possession of a live snakehead . And you cant introduce a snakehead into other waters . So if you keep the fish it cant be alive and you cant introduce it so you have to release to the water were you caught it .



IF YOU CATCH ONE

Anglers catching snakeheads should dispose of them properly. Anglers suspecting they have caught a snakehead are encouraged to NOT release it, and report it to the Commission at 610-847-2442 or via email.

This is not regulation and does not say kill dispose is loose term used to get ride of something
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispose

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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Also it says "ENCOURAGED to not release it". It does not say REQUIRED.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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Ok, obviously you can't transport a live snakehead or reintroduce it somewhere.

So three other options would be to kill it and put it in a cooler, or on your stringer, or in the trash where legal. You're disposing it, not releasing it, and not introducing it anywhere. Seems like people are trying to find an excuse to release the snakeheads they catch. No matter how much you dissect the wording of the regs, it doesn't make killing and disposing snakeheads a difficult task to do. Just be upfront that you'd rather release them because they're fun to catch. You're legally allowed to do so

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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I talked to a Wco yesterday and he seconded on what I said about not being able to posses one alive and if you don’t won’t to creel the fish release it immediately to were it was caught. He also said that the state cannot require you to kill the fish but encourage you to. If you still don’t believe me ask yourself .
http://pfbc.pa.gov/forms/contactUs.htm

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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No, I totally believe you. No confusion on my part.

But the key here is "don't want to creel the fish." So by not wanting to creel the fish, you have to release it on the spot. That's true. But why not creel the fish(obviously killing it first)? Again, you're disposing it and aren't introducing a live one anywhere.

I'm not saying it's wrong to release any you catch where they're established. If you prefer to release them then go for it, you're legally allowed.......just saying the wording of law doesn't make it difficult in any way to creel/dispose of them.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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What color buggers are best for snake heads?...

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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Never fished a bugger for them white or back should be fine .



https://youtu.be/fmgDc5R6D9A

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co
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Interesting article about snakeheads:

Snakeheads

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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Interesting article about snakeheads:

Snakeheads


Nice article thanks for sharing.Maryland Dnr is as stubborn as they come. They would give the Pfbc a run for their money on some issues.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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The article is about some guy who likes to fish for snakeheads. It's not an article on snakesHeads. Nothing interesting on snakeheads at all.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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What I got from the article is that the snakehead is a great game fish and not the monster people made it out to be .Also the MD DNR is disconnected from of the value of this fish to anglers in their state . And Noah Bressman, a Ph.D. candidate at Wake Forest University, is doing a thesis on northern snakeheads’ mysterious locomotive abilities, and MD DNR has agreed to help him.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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SO THEY'VE AGREED TO HELP WITH RESEARCH BUT THEY ARE DISCONNECTED.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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SO THEY'VE AGREED TO HELP WITH RESEARCH BUT THEY ARE DISCONNECTED.


Yes, the majority of the fisherman there appreciate the fish and obviously the DNR does not and its still requesting the fish be killed . The study is on the snakeheads ability to move on land, a more productive study would be the fishes effect on the local fish populations. I was going to write naitive fish but only about a quater of the fish in the potomac are native to that watershed.

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Re: Snakehead update: The Giving Pond, DCNR lake, upper Bucks Co

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I think everybody agrees that it's a wonderful game fish. The disconnect is the need to control their population. The snakehead aficionados want them to be totally unregulated and left to run amuck without a care to other species.

Personally I could not care any less about there ability to walk, crawl or roll on land. current studies conclude their populations have to be kept in check as best as possible. This doesn't mean eradicate them, just control their place in the water. Anybody who believes they should be left alone to do their thing simply wants to fish for them with no regard to their impact on the environment.

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