Paul E

Mittens?

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Why researching Mole Crabs, I came across a June 21, 2020 article (just Lougle it) in CT Magazine about Mitten Crabs. They are a brand new, highly invasive, destructive addition to CT’s shoreline problems. Worth reading. 

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1 hour ago, MakoMike said:

Mitten crabs are bad news. 

I saw we take it by the claws!!  

Fire up the steamers. Whip up some spicy garlic dipping sauce.    Chill some pilsners

I'm good for atleast dozen.  Who's in?

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1 hour ago, PSegnatelli said:

I saw we take it by the claws!!  

Fire up the steamers. Whip up some spicy garlic dipping sauce.    Chill some pilsners

I'm good for atleast dozen.  Who's in?

You buying?

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13 mins ago, MakoMike said:

You buying?

I was hoping to eradicate then from LIS.  I don't eat out much.  

I've got a big pot and bunch of Coleman Stoves.  Plus I can cook like a MoFo. 

I have no suds thou..

 

 

SAVE THE HOUSY!!! EAT SOME MITTENS!!

 

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SERIOUSLY. This is the crap I don't get.   

 

We got folks poaching blackfish & eels for the live markets.  They're gonna do it regardless.  Why not steer them towards invasives?

 

Sure it may blow up in their faces.  But maybe it will work. 

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You should see the guys in the NY/long island thread bragging about buying live  imported Asian eels  for bait. The next problem. 

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What’s an Asian Eel?

I know the Asian population are consumers of the glass eels, so why would we import eels when our native population is being decimated?

 

 

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Just now, The TideRunner said:

What’s an Asian Eel?

I know the Asian population are consumers of the glass eels, so why would we import eels when our native population is being decimated?

 

 

That what they call them in their posts - buy them at the market. Could be they are just small Sargasso born eels. 

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I was reading an article or news brief somewhere about somebody getting arrested for dumping eels into the lake in Central Park.

I used to catch tons of eels. I haven’t caught an eel in years. 
Can’t imagine how many glass eels are in a pound. 
Just like everything else they’ll fish them until gone.

Didn’t the CT fishing guide have a notice about mitten crabs?

We get all the crappy invasive species here up north.

No peacock bass, no arapaima. No nutria for target practice. Hell even pheasants and brown trout which are invasive species have to be stocked and replenished here.

Any of you guys go after blue crabs?

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6 mins ago, The TideRunner said:

I was reading an article or news brief somewhere about somebody getting arrested for dumping eels into the lake in Central Park.

I used to catch tons of eels. I haven’t caught an eel in years. 
Can’t imagine how many glass eels are in a pound. 
Just like everything else they’ll fish them until gone.

Didn’t the CT fishing guide have a notice about mitten crabs?

We get all the crappy invasive species here up north.

No peacock bass, no arapaima. No nutria for target practice. Hell even pheasants and brown trout which are invasive species have to be stocked and replenished here.

Any of you guys go after blue crabs?

It's only invasive if it's ugly....

 

We have quite a bit of non native species. But most of em we take for granted.  Even the staple of the Old West, the tumbleweed, is native to Russia.   There are no "wild horses" or "native honeybees"  just transplants from the east.    We have Mandarin Woodduck showing up here and there. But that's ok!! Cause they're so pretty!!   

 

Where do we draw the line?  Is there even a line?  Maybe it's just a natural expansion of a dominant species that happened to take the expressway to it's new kingdom?

  

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1 hour ago, Paul E said:

You should see the guys in the NY/long island thread bragging about buying live  imported Asian eels  for bait. The next problem. 

Wonder why we don't use lampreys?   For eating and bait.  

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Actually, invasive plants are as bad or worse. Yet garden shops sell them. Look at that weed that’s replaces cattails!  As a result, muskrats are threatened. Gooseneck loosestrife has taken over the water throughout the upper-Midwest.  

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Why we continue to get rid of usefull stuff and put "pretty" stuff in it's place boggles my mind.  

 

And that's a perfect example.  

Atleast you can eat the loosestrife.  But cattail is like a one stop shop of produce.    

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