You and your bass...nates said:I'm pretty sure they're not the ones responsible for transplanting the bass, seeing how they have been in the system since the 30's. : Just a group of guys taking advantage of a great fishery that now exists here in B.C.. :thumbup: Also these fish aren't going anywhere so we should all just accept the fact that they're here and deal with it. The only problem people have with them is that they're going to destroy salmon stocks. At the rate things are going now the salmon stocks will be long gone due to over harvesting. definately not from bass. :wallbash: Give me a break guys, you should focus your efforts on the real issues with salmon stocks, and leave the bass out of it. :cheers:
The point im trying to get at is that bass still affect the salmon stocks. No matter how large or small, they still affect it. It's like that whole DW-40 post, the toxins in the solution MAY or MAY NOT affect the fish, but the possibility of affecting the fishery is till there, so just be safe and don't do it. Just because bass do not have a significant effect on salmon stocks YET, they also reproduce. The bass fishery will grow and with more bass born, less salmon will make it back to spawn. If there is a risk of depopulation of our resident fish, I believe we should do something about it. Bass don't belong here and something should be done about it.nates said:Reelangler,
The bass affect the salmon stocks by feeding on the salmon fry. I believe that the majority of salmon fry don't go any where near where the bass hang out. I also believe that the population of salmon will not be greatly affected by this, all other species in our systems are all aggresively feeding on salmon fry aswell. Like I said before, the Bass aren't going anywhere anyways. I'm going to take you out and catch bass real soon. ;D
Fine Srethy... but what do you suppose we should do about it? It's not like you can poison the fraser and all it's tribs. The only way to make any impact would be to fish for them. And it would take A LOT of bass fishing. I think this is part of what Nates is talking about. There are too many in the system now for us to react. This window of oppurtunity was closed a long time ago. Sure it's unfortunate, but thanks to a few bucket carriying, half-witted transplants from back east, we have to deal with it. I'm tired of people crticizing someone's opinion, without providing any solutions to the problem at hand.srethy said:I don't think that the logic of "since they are here now might as well fish for them” makes any sense. Introduced species can have a massive impact on the surrounding environment. A prime example being Australia...where a variety of species are causing havoc on the environment. Originally they had a relaxed view of introduced species and some were even brought in to fix a problem unfortunately causing a bigger problem in the long run. Anyhow what I am trying to say is simply justifying a problem with an attitude of they are here might as well accept it… is quite dangerous. Also stating that the bass have a small impact on the environment is not backed up by conclusive studies. They do not belong here. To introduce the species was a selfish move to begin with.