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I'm so sorry to hear that, Ross. Unlike cormorants, otters seem to kill for fun, and target the larger fish.


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Yes they do. We just brought in 230 bass weighing 303 pounds from Ed Cox's lake near Athens. We donate to TPW hatchery program as compensation. Ed is a past TPW board member.


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Originally Posted by anthropic
Originally Posted by Spicelanebass
I wonder what Ole Randy thinks about his tournament friends who bed fish, catch the fish and take it 5 miles down the lake to a weigh in, is this supposed to preserve the fishing for future generations?? Come on Randy.

To his credit, he explicitly condemns bed fishing. He prefers the FLW system whereby fish are measured & pictured when caught, then released on site. He also wants tournaments shifted away from spring & summer to fall & winter to reduce mortality issues.


I'd love to see them have a winter tournament up here in Jan or Feb!


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Bed fishing is controversial even between bass fisherman. My understanding is it does not take but a few bed fish to replenish a lake. And lmb beds can be in a lot of different water depths, So they're not bed fished. Those beds can't be seen in the deeper waters in most lakes here with our fertile waters here in Texas. It's not like the clear waters in the northern states.

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There are a number of studies on LMB/SMB bed fishing and there are big differences by location. Bed fishing up north is much more of an issue in the studies - in the south not so much on a whole population basis. Also water fertility is a factor - highly fertile waters (productive) are less at risk with bed fishing. In ponds that tend to be LMB crowded bed fishing for LMB can be a good tool for reducing the LMB population. So it depends - and that is why I am not overly concerned with one pro bass fisherman's opinion of "best fishing" or what is good and bad wrt private lakes/ponds.

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same thing is going on in the whitetail world - "experts" saying culling does no good at all - defies common sense and my experiences with ponds and deer management over my 68 years

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Agree Tim.
I can guarantee that it doesn’t affect hogs. Nothing does.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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