View Full Version : Reliable Source For Native American Fishes?

01-25-2011, 09:21 AM
Hey guys, I'm not here to ask what's legal to keep of what size in what state, I'm just purely curious if anyone knows of an online vendor that either regularly stocks or can get ahold of Native Gamefish. I'm talking walleye, pike, musky, big cats, and the like. I've found some sunfish/minnow vendors, but nothing for guys that big.

Again, I realize that almost every state is different with regs and permits and what not, so please don't lecture me on that, I'm actually daydreaming about my massive North American system I want to do some day (a few thousand gallons, you know, nothing major), and just curious if there are even retail vendors out there, or if I'll have to call Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops and ask them where they got theirs! lol

Goes to 11!
01-25-2011, 11:22 AM
You might want to ask the folks over at Monsterfishkeepers (http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/), This seems right up their alley.

FYI they have a forum for 'Cold Water, Temperate and North American Native Fish'.

01-25-2011, 08:02 PM
North American Native Fishes Association

01-25-2011, 11:10 PM
Cabelas and bass pro shops get there fish as donations from sport anglers who bring there live big fish in to keep in there tanks.Im gonna do that soon with my big ole channel cat in my koi pond.

03-13-2011, 03:52 AM
I would talk to you local fishery that supplies them to the stocking agencies in your area.
Not to lecture you but places like cabelas and bass pro shop often have permits to keep large fish but I don't think it would be had to get if you have the right set up. Sorry if it sound like a lecture.