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    Default Snakehead limit?????

    Has anyone heard anything about the game commission placing a possession limit on snakeheads??

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakechaser View Post
    Has anyone heard anything about the game commission placing a possession limit on snakeheads??
    current PRFC pdf

    Snakehead

    No Minimum Size Limit It shall be unlawful to possess a live snakehead fish or to

    No Possession Limit return, release, or otherwise discard any living snakehead fish

    to the Potomac River
    .

    So the Arnaud Amalric rule is still in effect.....
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    Thank you...i had never heard of it and cant see them doing that this soon...my neighbor was told by a fella who bowfishes for them that a limit had been imposed.

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    i know i'm in the minority, but I would like to see a limit imposed. the population is down so much from two years ago, and I really enjoyed catching them. There's really no evidence (yet) of them being truly "invasive" (best example i can think of are the asian carp...now THAT'S invasive). I've only caught one all year this year, and they really are fun...aggressive and great fighters. Why not protect them with a limit? If the population explodes, extend the limit accordingly.

    Will never happen though, IMHO, as they have been made into monsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakechaser View Post
    Thank you...i had never heard of it and cant see them doing that this soon...my neighbor was told by a fella who bowfishes for them that a limit had been imposed.
    here is a bowfishing Potomac site. No limits on what can be weighed in..

    http://potomacsnakehead.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustOneMoreCast View Post
    i know i'm in the minority, but I would like to see a limit imposed. the population is down so much from two years ago, and I really enjoyed catching them. There's really no evidence (yet) of them being truly "invasive" (best example i can think of are the asian carp...now THAT'S invasive). I've only caught one all year this year, and they really are fun...aggressive and great fighters. Why not protect them with a limit? If the population explodes, extend the limit accordingly.

    Will never happen though, IMHO, as they have been made into monsters.
    I guess you will have to become a better angler or move to China/SE Asia.....you'll write I assume?
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    I have heard nothing. It would be big news in our circles if they had. It would be all over the DGIF website months before it was even implemented. As it stands, it is still open season on them which was always part of the plan. You can't stop the snakeheads, you can only hope to contain them. I would not support a limit or change in their designation, because increased numbers may very well hurt the indigenous species.
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    It could happen and was one of the questions on the snakehead survey.

    I think it will take awhile but it will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captmikestarrett View Post
    It could happen and was one of the questions on the snakehead survey. I think it will take awhile but it will happen. Capt Mike
    I would love to see it, even if only to stop the bowfishing boats from killing every single one they can manage to find every time they go out. Really excessive, and the majority of the ones i've spoken to will not stop until regulated in some way.
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    I look at it this way. The Carp, Gar and Snakeheads are giving rise to the sport of Bowfishing, which drives people to do it, sporting good sales, boats, etc....You need a species you can mercilessly hunt and the Snakehead is perfect. I will tell you though, I have never seen so many gar before than I did in the Chickahominy River. 31 and I came across a school the size of 2 football fields feeding on shad...he even got one to bite on a spoon, but couldn't hook it....There were some catfish mixed in, but mainly Gar...amazing...
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