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Reading past posts, and reading different storys I have a question I cant come to a solid answer to. Over the last decade the have been more lakes and streams contaminated with non resident species reported than ever before. my question is where are all the bass coming from? Now before some one says from those nignogs that think its a joke to transplant fish, how. My understanding is a live well only works well as long as the boat has a source to circulate the water, a five gallon pail. na dont think so. Are bass not normally found in warmer climates like the okanagon and kootneys? that semms like a long ways to transport them. What about Van Isle you cant tell me they are naturally resident there.
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Good question, I've often wondered that my self. Maybe they are finding they're own way in :lol:
 

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People who like bass or have an intrest in the bass fishing industry bring them in... just as rainbow trout have been brought to every continent but Antartica (with the weather the way it is they will be there too). I know it sound cinical but every bass boat I have seen has at least one big live well. And truely places like Cabelas would love to only have to stock bass gear. It is the International Bass Pro Shop Conspearacy!
But in all seriousness very few bass move to new systems on their own. The great majority are brought by people who think they are doing good... just as brook trout were brought here by the gov. and salmon were put in the great lakes (however, I am in favor of salmon in the great lake, it a classy fish).
Oh, and a fish like bass can live in low O2 water that is warm, ware as tourt or say the fickles of all herring will die in warm O2 water. The water in a live well does not need to circulate persay, if it just slop around when the boat is pulled that put O2 in the water. But that is only the cass for accidental transplant, most people know what they are doing.
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Its not just bass that come into lakes. Here on the island, we have had a problem with people stocking all kinds of non-natal species . In the last year, my local lake ( which historically held rainbows, cutties and smallmouth bass) has been surrepticiously planted with perch, carp and catfish. I don't know whether this is the result of people conciously wanting those species here or whether it is just some idiot bringing in non-natal fish as bait.

Either way, it has placed a stress on the native species and ultimately has diminished the angling experience.
 

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Gold fish too. I guess people tire of cleaning the bowl and turn their little pets loose. But gold fish seem to take to local wasters -- at least those around Renfrew.
 
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