Fishermen battle over monster catfish. Gambling for river monsters

Fishermen battle over monster catfish. Gambling for river monsters

Are Indiana’s river monsters under risk?

Dale Sides holds a catfish that is 50-pound caught regarding the Ohio River, this season. Photo supplied by Dale Sides (Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star) Buy Photo

VEVAY, Ind. — On an overcast that is recent, Dale Sides dropped their lines 25 legs into the base for the murky Ohio River. Just then, a green ship motored past.

A hundred or so yards from where Sides ended up being anchored, the boater, a commercial fisherman, started pulling up submerged hoops big sufficient for a person to swim through. If you don’t when it comes to nets connected.

Sides wasn’t pleased.

“we view him pull five, six, seven nets all the way through this area below, and then he’s pulling seafood out,” Sides said. “He’s fishing it twenty four hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The commercial angler in the green motorboat is Sides’ opponent in a contentious debate which has pitted sport and commercial fishermen against one another in at the least four states. The battle has spawned heated exchanges at prime fishing holes, in public places game payment conferences and on online discussion boards. Continue reading “Fishermen battle over monster catfish. Gambling for river monsters”