You can't digest it either, unless it is well chewed. But it passes right through you. and itRe: HMMMMMMmmmmm Corn Nibblets
by chuckmiester on Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:27 pm
if that is the real reason corn is illegal than everyone i have ever talked to about this issue is full of crap.
my only question is then why can't other animals digest corn? cats cant yet they can digest bones.
It sure was good 'bait' in those day's.....nobody went fishing without it... :wink:Fishrmn said:It, corn, does not harm fish. They eat snails that are both bigger, and harder to digest and pass than corn kernels. It is illegal because Utahns use to use it as chum. Back when it was legal to chum, there were bays at Strawberry that got literally thousands of cans of corn tossed out as chum. It covered the bottom of several bays. It added to the problems of water quality, and promoted the algae blooms that everybody hates up there. A cousin of mine was scuba diving while we were fishing in a boat. He surfaced, took off his mask, and said.."You can put away the corn, it's already this deep all over". He was using his hands to show that he had stuck his hand into the corn from the tip of his fingers to the base of his palm.
In the late "70s, the drought lowered the water level at Strawberry to the point that Mud Creek Bay had a yellow bottom. It was corn. It doesn't decompose very fast, and was covering most of the bay. It had a very distinct "corn squeezin's" odor too. Because of the water quality issue, the UDWR outlawed chumming. In order to prevent someone from having a few cans of corn on board, and succumbing to the temptation to chum, they also outlawed the use of corn for bait, and the possession of it while fishing.
Hmmm...I'm not convinced yet. I am going to need to see photographic evidence. But I am connvinced it is bad for the fish.LOAH said:Whoa! Are you guys joking?
Sorry, let me explain. Corn is illegal to use as bait or to even have in your possession while fishing. First off, I understand that it's very effective, but that's not the real issue.
The real issue comes from how bad the corn is for the fish. Think about it...When you eat corn, it goes through your entire digestive system without getting broken down very much. If you don't believe me, eat some corn and watch your toilet for the next 24hrs or so. I'm sure you'll see little nibblets in your stuff once it passes.
Same thing goes for fish, but they don't have an anus or tract large enough to pass the kernels.
They plug up and eventually die.
Every helping of corn I eat, I have to laugh and say, "See ya tomorrow!"
I know, graphic, but I bet your question is answered. :lol:
If you use corn, you're risking some serious trouble if you get caught and you're hurting the fish.
Thanks for asking, though. If anyone else was unclear about that, now they know.
Hmmmm.............I'm gonna need photographic evidence of that too.fishmanjustfish said:I don't know about this guys but dang, eat corn then check out your bung. I've pulled out a bzillion crawfish out of the mouths of fish over the years and partially digested ones in the guts. How about this, eat a crap load of whole crawfish then check out your bung. You'll need your Preparation H. OUCH!!!!!
MMMMMMMM.............powerbait (gurgle gurgle gurgll)milenine said:i think they should do the same study but feed one tank of fish nothing but nutritious Berkley's PowerBait, preferably the rainbow color since it probably has more food groups.