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Old 09-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Catching fish from rivers and streams

Has anyone caught wild fish from local streams and rivers and kept them in tanks successfully? I might want to try this but want input from those who have.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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I caught some mosquitofish while i was fish and put them in my quaritine tank and i have breed them once and the babies are about a mo th and a half old and there big.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Mostly mosquito fish I catch in river stream and I feed them to my Oscar. No good small fish in the wild here
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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Ive also caught mosquito fish. Ive also caught black line minnows, don't know the real name, and small sunfish and kept them successfully.
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Can you take a picture of the sunfish? There's bluegill here but not interested in them
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:01 PM   #6
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i had caught bass, pickerals, and sunfish/bluegills and successfully got them to eat the dry foods like flakes and granules in less then a week.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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Try darters from small coldwater streams very entertaining and colorful fish also red fin shiners
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #9
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Oh yeah forgot to mention I also have a darter. Hes easy to take care of to.
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While I haven't actually caught the fish myself, our selection here in Colorado is rather boring, I have had native species from Florida shipped here and have found them to be rather easy to care for. I culture my own live foods and also use frozen for feeding.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #11
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Do mosquito fish live in Georgia, also how do you catch them... Cuzz I go bass fishing all the time
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Do mosquito fish live in Georgia, also how do you catch them... Cuzz I go bass fishing all the time
Alot of times you can use a small throw net to catch the little fish
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Seine nets work great.
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Ok great thx a lot
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I would assume to try the net method in calm bays correct?
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I would assume to try the net method in calm bays correct?
Yes to cause less stree and harm to the fish
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Minnow traps work well, and will catch baby bluegills and bass.

At least I have in our pond.
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I just use a big fish net and catch them by the shore. I always caught a frog with a rod and a turtle.
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What fish in Ohio would be good to try an what do they look like
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Perhaps shiners and minnows, as well as hornyhead chubs (which are a minnow).

Bluegill or sunfish if you have a large tank. They can be incredibly aggressive though, and will likely eat/attack anything their size or smaller.

American Eel would be pretty badass
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