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    Noodling Illegal?

    Really?

    Texas catfish catching law moves forward - ESPN

    I honestly don't see how catching an animal with your bare hands is considered illegal. Seems a lot more fair than shooting an antelope with a thirty-aught-six from 1000+ yards away.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Really?

    Texas catfish catching law moves forward - ESPN

    I honestly don't see how catching an animal with your bare hands is considered illegal. Seems a lot more fair than shooting an antelope with a thirty-aught-six from 1000+ yards away.
    I have no knowledge about anything related to noodling but this is the first comment on that article. Is this a possible reason or no?

    The reason Noodling is banned in some states is pretty simple. From June to August is catfish breeding season. These fish are spawning or nesting when these guys come in and grab them. This can deplete local catfish populations. Although it does look like fun, i can understand why this cant be allowed to exist everywhere. Think about any type of hunting and the rules and regulation always protect them during breeding season. Same thing here.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    that quote be correct



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    We were just talking about this last night at work. Perfect timing!

    I've done it once... pretty intense. You can get some real big kitties doing that.. I got the worst sunburn of my life.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I have no knowledge about anything related to noodling but this is the first comment on that article. Is this a possible reason or no?

    Are catfish on the endangered species list now? I was not aware.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Are catfish on the endangered species list now? I was not aware.
    Maybe you missed the part where I said I have no knowledge of anything to do with noodling. Don't shoot the messenger bro.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Some laws are to protect stupid people from hurting themselves or killing themselves. Could be applicable. Looks like a good way to drown.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    I wanna see one accidentaly noodle a pike!


    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    I think they are making it illegal is because it's dangerous and you don't need a fishing license.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    I wanna see one accidentaly noodle a pike!
    I did that once. Oddly enough, I can't for the life of me remember her name.


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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    I think they are making it illegal is because it's dangerous and you don't need a fishing license.
    I find it odd that you don't need a fishing license...


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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    I think the main reason it's illegal is because you're frequently reaching down into and disturbing nests/nesting grounds. While catfish aren't endangered, it's this kind of behavior that led to other species being wiped out.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Are catfish on the endangered species list now? I was not aware.
    I don't think they are endangered, but the supply of the farm-raised variety is definitely down. That probably makes the wild catfish more "valuable".

    Catfish supply in North Texas drying up | Mom2MomDFW.com


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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Are catfish on the endangered species list now? I was not aware.
    Yes, let's wait until species are endangered before considering any type of reasonable conservation options.



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    Re: Noodling Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    I wanna see one accidentaly noodle a pike!
    or a muskrat



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