bass for cut bait?

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by Jeremy, May 21, 2009.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    we need to start thinning out some fish in our lake. does anyone use bass as cut bait? if so, i can get ya as much as you need and then some. let me know. all of the bass are stunted at about 8-9 inches. i have no inclination to clean all these things, but like i said..we need to thin em out, if n obody has a use for em, we'll keep some and bank toss the rest.
     
  2. Reflex

    Reflex Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sullivan, MO
    I'll help you thin em out. Send me a line sometime and we'll see if we can catch a few dozen. :cheers:
     

  3. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    isnt that illegal to keep fish under legal size limit?

    :confused:
     
  4. tjmstng68

    tjmstng68 New Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Pacific
    [rquote=1270747&tid=88976&author=Rebel]isnt that illegal to keep fish under legal size limit?

    :confused:[/rquote]

    Private property, their are no fish limits for ponds/lakes....correct?
     
  5. Leadbelt

    Leadbelt New Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    Farmington Missouri
    Not if its in your personal pond reb.
     
  6. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    why only for fish?
     
  7. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Fish dont have feelings reb. ;)
     
  8. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    [rquote=1270755&tid=88976&author=rat]Fish dont have feelings reb. ;)[/rquote]

    enither do illegal aliens

    but i caint shoot all them i want :rof2:
     
  9. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I imagine it has to do with the fact that mismanagement of fish can only affect your property and not the neighbors like shoosting all the deer and turks could have.

    Now, if you were transporting the fish beyond that property, I'm betting that possession limits would still apply.
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    this is a private lake. size limits no matta
     
  11. Roscoe Dog

    Roscoe Dog Active Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    Maryland Heights,Mo
    You could use it for cut bait at that pond.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    to catch what?
     
  13. HabitatMD

    HabitatMD Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo
    I have begun killing green sunfish in the pond out back of the house. I just give the gills a quick/hefty pinch and throw them back in. I've seen some good bass clean them up. Food for thought rather than feeding the coons.
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    thats the thing, we have no good bass. nor do we have any sunfishes. we've got cats, bass, and bluegill. the lueghill get HUGE, the cats get decently sized, but the bass dont get over 9". the coons are gettin some anyway, thats what i plan on using for my coon cuff traps come trappin season.:cheers:
     
  15. BarryG

    BarryG Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2003
    Fenton
    It's illegal to use gamefish as bait! Bass are a game fish! Are you looking for a ticket? :rules:
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    i can do whatever i want with the fish in my pond.
     
  17. BILLYGOAT

    BILLYGOAT New Member

    jeremy it is illegal to use game fish for bait.use them on your pond for bait but if you get cought anywhere else its a big ticket.
     
  18. Gakic24

    Gakic24 Well-Known Member

    [rquote=1270812&tid=88976&author=Jeremy]i can do whatever i want with the fish in my pond. [/rquote]

    its still a game fish....

    glad you are so eager to participate in illegal activity..:stirpot:
     
  19. Aren't Blue Gills and Sun considered game fish :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    :cheers:
     
  20. Bricky

    Bricky Active Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Bonne Terre Mo.
    Jeremy
    go catch a nice size flathead and put in there, he'll do the work for ya :cheers: