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Offline BomoBrown

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Fatheads
« on: Jan 07, 2019, 09:34 PM »
I understand what went wrong with the fatheads last year, but does any one know why they never made a return?  After destroying the contaminated ponds why did they not rebuild them?

Offline keithm87

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2019, 09:39 AM »
The state will not allow them to be imported at this point. I am honestly surprised they didnít come down a LOT harder on hog island, since they control the entire state bait supply, and clearly hadnít been doing a great job of verifying what they were receiving.

Offline Crayfish2

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2019, 11:02 AM »
So there's no fatheads?  Are they carrying something else in it's place?  We use them for perch fishing sometimes, as well as for trout.

Offline Fish Farmer

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2019, 11:15 AM »
So there's no fatheads?  Are they carrying something else in it's place?  We use them for perch fishing sometimes, as well as for trout.

Last year they were replaced with mini shiners. I noticed mini shiners in a bait tank this year, which IMO seem to be a bait I would request instead of fatheads.

I talked with my local bait store and heard that fatheads will be available soon..

Offline Theshad

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2019, 11:16 AM »
I miss suckers.

Offline VTFishBio

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2019, 02:01 PM »
FYI, a new source of fatheads has been approved for Hog Island Wholesale, and they should have them in the next week for distribution to baitshops throughout Vermont.

Offline cbice

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2019, 02:43 PM »
Suckers really were the best.

Offline BomoBrown

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2019, 04:25 PM »
Every time I walk into a bait shop there is at least one giant sucker.

Offline Theshad

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 2019, 05:06 PM »
Every time I walk into a bait shop there is at least one giant sucker.

I think that goes for all of us.

Offline ging1980

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #9 on: Jan 09, 2019, 06:03 AM »
There will be Fatheads delivered to bait shops this week if they choose to sell them!

Offline Troutmagnet

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #10 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:58 PM »
Some bait shops will be selling fatheads by this weekend, some got their stock on yesterday.

Offline BomoBrown

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2019, 07:38 AM »
Excellent!

Offline BomoBrown

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #12 on: Jan 12, 2019, 05:12 PM »
I had a great day fishing perch on Bomo and I was so glad to have a half a cup of fatheads.

Offline legend

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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #13 on: Jan 15, 2019, 06:47 PM »
what is the law about trapping minnows for use in vermont ? as a kid i trapped several thousand im sure and used them every where.
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Re: Fatheads
« Reply #14 on: Jan 15, 2019, 06:54 PM »
sorry, i just found the regulations, thanks.
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