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Texas private pond bass question

Post by greybeard » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:49 pm

Removing largemouth bass (various sizes...with owners permission) from one private pond and transferring them to another private pond on another person's property..(distance is about 6 miles between the properties)
Legal or some kind of state regulation preventing it?
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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:28 am

greybeard wrote:Removing largemouth bass (various sizes...with owners permission) from one private pond and transferring them to another private pond on another person's property..(distance is about 6 miles between the properties)
Legal or some kind of state regulation preventing it?


None that I know of.
Biologists lives down the road I can ask him. I know they are hung up about zebra mussels.
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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by haase » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:29 am

Seems like zebra mussels are turning up in alot of lakes now, the lake we fish in north west Wisconsin discovered them over a year ago.

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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by callmefence » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 am

greybeard wrote:Removing largemouth bass (various sizes...with owners permission) from one private pond and transferring them to another private pond on another person's property..(distance is about 6 miles between the properties)
Legal or some kind of state regulation preventing it?


Private to private one time deal between two men. Just do it.

Now if you're selling fish , advertising and what not. You will need a commercial fish dealers license. 500.00 iirc. For game fish.
A bait dealers license for baitfish..80.00
Iirc . Your water will be inspected for zebra mussels either way.

Fwiw. It's currently illegal to use baitfish from one water body in another water body without a receipt from a licensed bait dealer. :roll:
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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:27 am

GB he said private to private is okay.
Just can’t involve any public water.
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Post by callmefence » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:40 am

Caustic Burno wrote:GB he said private to private is okay.
Just can’t involve any public water.


Word is that at certain times GB can catch yellowfin tuna off his porch.
Probably need to be careful about selling those.....idk
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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:16 pm

callmefence wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:GB he said private to private is okay.
Just can’t involve any public water.


Word is that at certain times GB can catch yellowfin tuna off his porch.
Probably need to be careful about selling those.....idk



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Re: Texas private pond bass question

Post by haase » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Not to get off topic, but how much damage does zebra mussels do to a lake, I know lake Michigan has had them for year's, chartered a boat last fall and couldn't believe how clean the water actually looked and we did good fishing, I know what they eat and it does hurt the smaller bait fish, but what is the long term effect on a lake that is infested with zebra mussels, it seems like alot of lakes have this problem.

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