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Old 04-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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As the title suggests, would you support the introduction of a bass fishery in AB?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:27 PM
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If by support you mean catch and eat them.....
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:27 PM
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NO


Can we go a week without someone bringing up bass?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:37 PM
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Yes, of course it would be fun to fish for bass. But as a matter of principle alone I'm not in favour of new species introduction. It often seems to go a little haywire. And yes I know we hunt and fish many introduced species now. I can live with that, but don't want to take it further. We have many wonderful species to hunt and fish for right now. Lets spend our time and money managing THEM, rather than spending it on introducing new species.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:42 PM
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With SRD current policy - never happen.

Sorry shouldnt say never.

How bout extremely unlikely.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:50 PM
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curious those who support Bass in AB.....what lakes would you pick to stock them in?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:52 PM
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I was thinking we would just expand Alberta's boarder to include some of B.C.'s Bass lakes....as well as some more laker lakes and some with carp....
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The bucket brigades would have a blast with this..........sigh.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:03 PM
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its a good poll to see how you guys feel about the idea. putting all boundries aside for just a moment ...

Is this something that would be of interest to anglers here ?
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curious those who support Bass in AB.....what lakes would you pick to stock them in?

I'd think fenced in put and take sloughs or pits with no other near by waters and video surveylance. It's interesting that we don't have bass in Ab, they were stocked into a couple lakes decades ago. Surprising that the bucket brigade didn't get involved. I just would like to catch one or two without making a 600km trip.

I personally would like to know more about them. How are they for surviving in low oxygen conditions? Would they out eat native species? Are there Triploid bass? What conditions are required for them to spawn?
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:22 PM
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it would be interesting to have had a sub poll attached

how many people want Bass to have their first experience catching them?
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How many people have Bass experience and dont want them here? or want them here?

The issue i have is im told Alberta waters are not appropriate for Bass reproduction....if thats the case? Can we afford another situation like our put and take trout fishery?
What department suffers from the burden of Bass's introduction

How many people miss the Island Lake bass fishery?
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:11 PM
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I would love to see bass introduced I'm afraid they would have to be stocked constantly as survival in the waters here is not likely, winter kill would be a problem and warm up of water for spawning would come to late. As far what lakes they could be stocked in any water that are common to pike they will come in to the shallow water to feed but like deeper water near by.Their eye sight allows them to see is all water colour condition so there are many choices
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OK I found my big stick, now where did that horse get dragged off to?
beating-a-dead-horse.jpg

AHHH, there it is
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AHHH, there it is
You have to be kidding.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:20 PM
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You have to be kidding.
I don't think he is. We get about a thread a month on here with people wanting to bucket brigade bass to Alberta. It gets really old.

We do not need any more introduced species in our water bodies. It was bad enough with people moving perch to areas they have no business being. Look how that turned out. Leave what we have alone.
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Can we go a week without someone bringing up bass?
If you dont want to hear about bass then dont read and dont write in !!
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OK I found my big stick, now where did that horse get dragged off to?
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AHHH, there it is
Nice one FB!

As for the question, HELLLLLLLL NO. That would be valuable money poorly invested when we could focus on improving Walleye populations.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:23 PM
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Sorry to put you off. You asked how we felt. I told you.

Keep bass out of Alberta.
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Sorry to put you off. You asked how we felt. I told you.

Keep bass out of Alberta.
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Exactly...if you can't handle the answer then don't ask the question....

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I think if they were to stock bass in alberta a good spot to start would be small local community ponds that they stock every year with trout anyways. See how they do and they are normally just snow melt and rain runoff ponds anyways and alot of them don't have any kind of major water source connected to them. They put a small areation system in if the oxygen would be a problem and try stocking those little ponds for a few years and see how they work out. If they figure it isn't going to work then just stop stocking them and they will die off and if it does work then look into other bigger lakes.

This would cut down on the amount of small put and take rainbow ponds and make for a bit of variety. It also wouldn't cost anymore since they stock them with trout every year anyways so they could just take the money they were going to use for those trout and switch it to bass. Even a few years of experimenting would be worth a shot.
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Nice one FB!

As for the question, HELLLLLLLL NO. That would be valuable money poorly invested when we could focus on improving Walleye populations.
If that is the case they could put more money in to improving the walleye population by not wasting it on stocking trout also.......
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i wonder how many people in Creston look at Duck Lake and say ' i wish we had walleye and pike in Duck lake' ?
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It has never worked, and it never will.

As a taxpayer, why don't you people raise your own bass in your own water, and pay for all costs including constant disease analysis. And I mean all of it.

We already have BKD in some of the trout in this province. What more do you want?

BKD is Bacterial Kidney Infection
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If that is the case they could put more money in to improving the walleye population by not wasting it on stocking trout also.......
NOW we are TALKING.....I'll sign that petition

walleyes are self sustaining and grow in value....like gold
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If that is the case they could put more money in to improving the walleye population by not wasting it on stocking trout also.......
That's an interesting point of view but an entirely different question. I just don't think SRD has the money to introduce a non-native species to Alberta, especially when our current fishery needs work already.
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It has never worked, and it never will.

As a taxpayer, why don't you people raise your own bass in your own water, and pay for all costs including constant disease analysis. And I mean all of it.

We already have BKD in some of the trout in this province. What more do you want?

BKD is Bacterial Kidney Infection

knowing our luck the next batch of Bass for transplanting will come with some bonus gobbies and zebra mussels too
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Only if it was done properly but from what I hear that won't ever happen
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That's an interesting point of view but an entirely different question. I just don't think SRD has the money to introduce a non-native species to Alberta, especially when our current fishery needs work already.
90% of the species in alberta are NON-NATIVE the alberta...
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It has never worked, and it never will.

As a taxpayer, why don't you people raise your own bass in your own water, and pay for all costs including constant disease analysis. And I mean all of it.

We already have BKD in some of the trout in this province. What more do you want?

BKD is Bacterial Kidney Infection
Are you trying to attribute this infection to the introduction of bass from years ago?
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:20 PM
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Awaste of money , more serious Walleye stalking, sorry stoking , no , stocking.....

I have fished a ton of bass...... we really dont have the right kind of lakes
in the south and those northern shield lakes , the resident specie always suffer . The only place i have seen good balance is Lake o the woods ...
Big water and structure ...enough room for everybody ....
Go to NW Ont for a week or two and get it out of your system....
or Osoyoos.... W101
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