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Does anyone here have any pet bass or any other wild caught fish?

I have a largemouth bass, a full grown bream, and a few small crappie.

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Yes. I keep my pet smallmouth in the Tennessee River.

I try to exercise them on a regular basis. Otherwise, they get fat and lazy and turn into largemouth.

I keep my pet largemouth in ponds around town.

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I have had alot of pets including bluegill, perch, catfish, bass, crappie, crawdads, snapping turtle, and frogs. Unfortunately we had a smaller aquarium so when they got 6 inches long it was time to let them go. My favorite was a bluegill that we actually had trained, we tapped the top of the tank everytime we fed him, and he learned when we tapped the tank to head to the surface for food. Unfortunately I cleaned the rocks with purified water and when we put the rocks back in the tank the chemicals from purified water killed him.

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Does anyone else think the user name of the starter of this thead is in poor taste?  If so, is there anything we can do about it?  This is one of the few web destinations I am able to read with my small children and I would like to keep it that way.  BTW, I was young once and probably would have found that funny myself, so no hard feelings, OK?

P.S.

I have had pet bluegill in the past and they did pretty well in my 55 gallon tank.  The only problem I had was that they would only eat live food (worms, minnows, etc.).  They wouldn't touch the pond food I bought so I had to let them go as a matter of convenience and economy.

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Does anyone else think the user name of the starter of this thead is in poor taste? If so, is there anything we can do about it? This is one of the few web destinations I am able to read with my small children and I would like to keep it that way. BTW, I was young once and probably would have found that funny myself, so no hard feelings, OK?

While it doesn't offend me I suppose a more appropriate name could have been chosen.  I also have two small children and, while they don't read this site I'm sure I would get some questions if they did and saw this user name.  'To each, his own', as they say, but I guess it's up to the moderators to decide.

TC

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My neighbor's kid has a bluegill in a 10 gallon tank. He's kept it now for about two years. I figured it would have died long ago, but he transfers it to an outdoor pond/fountain thing during the summer. I remember watching some fishing show this fall where some professional fisherman, I think, had a huge aquarium inside his house with bass in it. They filmed him feeding goldfish to the bass; it was pretty cool to watch them.

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I'm not sure if it's legal in Florida, but a friend of mine once kept a largemouth bass in his 30+ gallon aquarium.  When he caught it, the bass was only about 6" long. By the time it died (from cleaning the tank complications), it was about 15". I think he had it under a year.

He went down to the local pond every couple days and scooped up minnows to feed it.  The main problem with the bass was the tank needed to be cleaned about once a month. But it was pretty cool. Verocious little sucker.

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That is a riot, I've got to remember that one ;D

In 1992 I had a home built on 10 acres in Rico, Georgia. I had the bulldozer operater

scoop out a tiny pond about 25' x 50' x 3.5' deep. In that tiny landlocked puddle,

I placed several bass to 3 pounds that I caught in neighboring farm ponds.

They cut a meager existence on insects, frogs, snakes, etc that occured naturally in my yard.

About twice a month I'd purchase 3 to 4" minnows, and my wife and I would toss them

into the pond, one at a time and watch as each minnow was busted by the bass.

One time an impatient bass hit the clear plastic minnow bag with such force

it drew blood from my thumb. Then during a warm spell I walked out to the pond

to count noses and a 13" bass was missing. My immediate thought was a raccoon,

but then I noticed the tail of the 13-incher still protruding from the mouth of an 18-incher :o

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I have had pet bass most of the past 20 years.

When I was younger I loved to study them.

I would learn about their habits and watch them grow.

It is amazing to see everything they will eat. It's a job in it'self feeding one.

When they finally get too big I release them and start over.

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I have a pet bass in a pond near my home -- it is a private pond and I don't have "official" permission to fish there, so I used to sneak out every evening around dark-thirty.  I would walk out to the same spot turn to my right and cast a crank bait and he would bite.  Now lots of people have told me it isn't the same fish, but I believe it is because I know I am the only one fishing there and after several weeks, this little guy had several holes around his mouth where he had been hooked.  After the Sherrif finally told me that would haul me in if they caught me there again, I moved on.  But I still wonder if that little guy is still there.

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My parents live on an inland lake in the Detroit area.  My mom has a bass she calls Buster, about 2 pounds.  He has stayed in the area of their dock for the last 2 years.  When he hears you step on the dock, he comes running along with a huge pack of bluegill.  You can lay on the dock and feed him worms by hand.  He will even follow you as you walk between the two docks.  I had him eating baitshop minnows last summer, it was cool to see him dart and catch them.  She had to stop feeding him because the lake was starting to freeze up in places and he was still around shore.  If he doesn't come back next year, she will be crushed.  

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I once had a pet blue gill. I dont even rember how we got it. Also had a albno shark pink eyes and all. It was worth aover 3k. Then we got some wal mart fish and it died

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I caught a seven pounder WAY back in the day.  I took him home and put him in the bathtub.  He swam around for a couple of days before he started to look a little grey around the gills, and I released him.  The kids loved it,  the ole lady was different story but I traded her in for a sleeker model anyway.  ;D ;D

PS.  I don't think that bass-turd is an especially appealing  name, but not wanting the kids to see the site because of it is IMHO a bit excessive.  Many of the names people use don't really mean anything.  I would think that with all the blatant sex in TV advertising, and print catalogues, and the vulgarity heard daily on the radio, that "turd" would be pretty mild stuff.

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Avid, I don't think cephkiller is worried about kids reading the word "turd". I think he's looking at how the whole name "bass-turd" has an amazing similarity to "wretched". I certainly understand cephkiller's concern. This is an amazing web site that is clean enough for bass fishermen of all ages. There are always people who like to push the limit of cleanliness. If "wretched" is the norm today, what will it be in two months? Cephkiller is just like a lot of us, he dosn't want this site to go the way of a lot of good things and be taken over by filth. I know we don't have to worry about Glenn or any of the moderators allowing that, but I certainly understand his concern.

P.S.

We all remember being in the second grade and someone asking us to spell "I cup". We would do it and then they would giggle because we had just said, "I see you pee." We've all been immature before.

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I personally could care less what someone chooses as a user name.  I do however find it ironic that someone with the word "Killer" in his title would be bothered.

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Avid, I don't think cephkiller is worried about kids reading the word "turd".  I think he's looking at how the whole name "bass-turd"

I was a little slow on the uptake here.  Now I got it.  Still no problem with it, but I got it.

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Allow me to explain.  "Ceph" refers to cephalosporin, which is a popular class of antibiotics.  Many people are highly allergic to cephalosporins.  Because of this allergy, the pharmaceutical company at which I work needed to remove all traces of cephalosporins from their equipment before using the equipment to produce anything else.  My job was to ensure (via laboratory testing) that the cephs were gone after the cleaning process was completed so that my plant site could move ahead to manufacture another product.  Unfortunately, that process was halted by corporate and I am now working in a different capacity.  I thought the name was enigmatic and unique, however, so I chose to keep it.

Also, as I explained in my original message, I can see the humor in the double meaning.  I thought my complaint was very reasonable and not at all inflammatory.  I was just trying to make my opinion known.  I certainly didn't demand immediate action from the mods.  I just wanted to foster the debate.

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Let's get back to the thread, which I think is kina funny.  So my kids brought all their friends in to see my "pet" bass.  One of the kids asked if he had a name.  I wish I could remember what my son said.  Maybe 'll ask him because I recall that it was kind of funny.  I know he remebers the bass in the bathtub becasue we have talked about it a couple of times, I doubt if he remembers the name (this was about 25+ years ago) but I'll ask him.

What would you name your pet bass?  :o ;D

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Alright I'm sorry about the name, I'll change it. But lets not worry about the name and get back on the topic.  I dont want to cause an argument and get everyone mad each other to cause any trouble for the moderators and our friendship as members of the site. ;)

Anyway, I dont have a name for any of my fish, but I couldnt think of one if I wanted to.

Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys about the time my friend had a bass of about 12" that jumped out and swallowed his entire hand when he tried to give it a worm.  I've never seen anyone so shocked in my life. ;D

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BT

Yes, bass are certainly an aggressive lot, ya gotta luv'em.

Higher on the scroll I related to a similar experience.

I occasionally fed wild bass that I captured and placed in my backyard pond.

Quickly they got to know the drill. While I was taking a minnow out of the plastic minnow bag

with one hand, a bass zeroed in on the underwater thumb of my other hand

that supported the minnow bag. He hit that thumb with a resounding "Whomp",

spraying water everywhere, and actually drew blood from my thumb. This is just more living proof

that bass adapt quickly to new and unfamiliar situations. Fishermen need not anguish over

matching the hatch. Sometimes it's better to throw something they've never seen before.

That way they cannot identify it as an imposter.

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I remember seeing video footage of one pet bass in particular.  The "owner" would kneel down on the end of the pier and feet it balogney.  He would hold the balogney out over the water and the bass would jump up out of the water and ****** the balogney.  

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I saw a video once showing a pet bass who ate balogna.  The "owner" would kneel down at the end of the pier and the bass would jump out of the water and take it from him.  It's just like Pavlov's dog.  All animals can learn to respond to a stimulus.  Many folks I have known would ring a little bell before feeding their catfish.  The fish associated the bell with chowtime.  When fishing, you could ring the bell, and the fish would come up and take your line.  Not very sporting, but convenient, if you wanted a fresh evening meal.  

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Sorry for the two posts.  I'd swear the first one dissappeared.  When I went to re-post, there it was.

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