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Exciting news regarding Bullhead length rules

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Courtesy of Brian K of Briank's Trophy Catfishing and Sturgeon Adventures:

......We are currently finalizing the "Statement of Need and Reasonableness," and, as referenced earlier, would intend to have the rules in place next season. As we discussed last week, I understand your frustrations with the length of the process and appreciate your continuing to work with us.

Please call if you have further questions or concerns. Linda will keep you appraised of the various process steps.

Ron

Ronald D. Payer, Chief

Fisheries Management Section

MN DNR

500 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, MN 55155-4012

Phone: (651) 259-5229

Fax: (651) 297-4916

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For those that haven't been following along, this has been a 3 year process in trying to get the length restrictions lifted on classifying bullheads as minnows from the current 7" to 10".

Thanks for your work on this Brian!

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This is good news, now I can use those bullheads larger then 7 inches wink

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This is good news, now I can use those bullheads larger then 7 inches wink

Down Boy! Still have to wait for the rule to become law.

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You mean to tell me one can get 7 inch plus bullheads. I'll need to find a new fishing hole for bullheads.

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Exciting indeed. I have a hard time catching a bullhead under 7" around here. Those yellows can get pretty big.

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Woodsie, you just need to find a new place to catch bullies!!! laugh

Ive got two AWESOME spots for Bullheads.....one is a bit of a drive tho.....never left either of them without more than enough QUALITY sized Cat Nuggets.

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That'd be great, the place we normally get bullheads out of also rarely gives up any less than 7".

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I could stop cutting of the tail's whistle

That's like taking away the bell for a short order cook. How would a flathead know when dinner was served?

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So if all goes well and this were passed....it wouldn't be until the 2010 season that it takes effect?

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