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I was up at 11-mile on sunday and caught a nice fat 15+ in bow. I noticed that the front right fin was clipped. It was just a little stub. I have seen this before on other fish i have caught. Is this a "sign" that this fish was raised in a hatchery?
 

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jeremycallahan said:
Is this a "sign" that this fish was raised in a hatchery?
I would think so but I thought they cut the little top fin.

Ive been thinking about buying those really little safty pins and tagging some fish just for the hell of it. Is there a law against this?


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Its normal to see fish that were raised in a hatchery with worn fins, if not missing them all together...they get worn off in the concrete runways they swim around in.....
 

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the trout in hatcheryes also bite the fins due to over crowding even more so than wearing out on the concrete

the only reference (that i have found) to tagging/marking fish is that it is illeagle to hold a competition that awards prizes for marked fish with out special permision
 

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Nemo had a small fin :p
 

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you can bait your hook with the other hand to star catchung the left stuby fin fish

i try to use both hands equally and tend to catch fish with both fins stubby lol
 
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