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05-22-99, 03:51 PM
I have been reading on this sight that trout can not properly digenst corn and as such trout fisherman should not use this as bait. Is this true, and if it it is then why was corn suplied by NGTO to the kids at the fishing event held at Azalia Park. (Thanks to all involved in hosting this event my son had a great time.)
05-22-99, 04:16 PM
The following quote is from Bill Couch - Super of Buford Dam Hatchery, Fisheries Biologist, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources:
"To my knowledge (I use the phrase loosely), there is no evidence trout are killed by injesting corn. I have fed corn to fish, and failed to kill them. I was pretty rough with the fish and force fed them until their stomachs could hold no more (up to 30 pieces per feeding and 6 feedings over a two week period).
Welcome to NGTO. Hope you and your son caught some fish.
WHAT ?! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif You mean we didn't break ot the Trident rods and teach them the art of flycasting !? Shame...shame... http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
i hate work.......i just wanna fish.
05-24-99, 01:17 PM
No Owl, instead we broke off a couple of limbs from the surrounding trees and tied on some twine. The corn kept coming off though! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/biggrin.gif.
05-24-99, 06:09 PM
Nice hatch, ehh!
yellow niblet #12, #14 http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
The Ole Man
05-24-99, 08:28 PM
We even resorted to a cheeso tactic that I hope you won't critize us for. We even chummed the water close in to the bank with corn to try and draw some fish in for the kids. Net result-every goose and duck on the river had a feast. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Maybe we need to hold a Kids Fishing/Hunting Day in October with Ducks Unlimited. That way if the trout won't cooperate, maybe the ducks and geese will.
Kinda like killing two birds with one can of nibletts.
05-24-99, 11:56 PM
I think that's considered baiting http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif.
oh man, you guys crack me up....so the trout didn't cooperate ???
Banker In Space
06-17-99, 10:27 PM
Do you now need to retract that Orvis statement above.....You orvis snob you!
I wouldn't be caught dead with one of those sillt ' Trident" rods ! Why if I ever bought one , my wife would kill me and therefore I would BE dead !!!! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
I still like my little , Hobbs Creek , too !!! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Now owl. If given a new trident rod to fish with, I would be very shocked if you were to break it over your knee or throw it away. There is nothing wrong with fishing with an expensive rod. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif There's also nothing wrong with fishing the cheaper rods either. (Didn't want the ole man getting me for something there)
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