Friday, November 13, 2009

Planting catfish and pike in local streams proposed

Local sportsmen have induced a top official in the game commission to come to Ontario to discuss the possibility of developing warm water species of fish in the area, Don Moore said today.

More said there would be a public meeting with John Rayner , chief of operations, division of fisheries, Oregon state game commission.

On species that is under consideration is the catfish like those found in North and South Dakota, Moore said. These fish sometimes grow to weight one hundred pounds and are a good food fish.

Another species under consideration is the wall-eyed pike which is a native of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Moore said the group was not trying to tell the game commission what to do but simply wanted to find out what could be done.

--- From the Ontario Argus-Observer of Feb. 9, 1953

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