What is your vIew on Noodling, (Hand fishing for Catfish)
Marshal Artz 2012/07/01 13:19:37
Four southeast Iowa men were recently arrested for Noodling. Iowa has a law against it. Thirteen, mostly southern states permit ,Noodling. Iowa DNR claims Noodling fails to meet, fair chase standards. These men had sunk large galvanized bathtubs in a shallow stretch of the River. The Catfish typically nest in cavities, so are drawn to these tubs during spawning season. The DNR also said these tubs are essentially a trap, since they only have one opening. Iowa fish managers believe the exploitation of large spawning fish threatens the stability of Catfish population. DNR says if they ever permit noodling it would be for catch and release only.
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