It’s the biggest myth concerning fish and game laws ever told. I’ve heard it my whole life. I first heard it when I was a teenager, and I knew it was wrong then. The first time I heard it, I’d just caught my first catfish over 20-pounds on the Wateree River. I caught it while using a live bream as bait. “Ohhh, don’t let the game warden catch you doing that, or he’ll put you UNDER the jail,” said another angler who asked me the usual questions when seeing my catch. He wasn’t the only person to say it that day. And people still say it when you tell them you used a live bream to catch a catfish.
The thing is, they are wrong. I knew it when I was just a kid, and it’s the same story today. Using live bream as catfish bait is not illegal, and no game warden is going to throw you under, or even in jail for doing so. It’s one of those old wive’s tales that just keeps getting repeated over and over.Read More...
October 20 at 7:17 am