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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    No doubt we have polluted the world's waterways and fisheries, I quit eating fish caught in So Calif waters years ago when the mercury levels got too high, about the only fish I eat now is Alaska salmon from the guys trips the last couple of years...I do miss eating freshly caught crappie from some of my favorite tanks in Texas
    Grandson is talking about setting up a system where he has fish in tanks and grows vegetables with the "fertilizer" from the fish. Simplified version of what I understood, vbg. He started on the green house but got orders ( he's a Marine ) to go to another "area" this past week. I'm guessing this will end that venture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    No doubt we have polluted the world's waterways and fisheries, I quit eating fish caught in So Calif waters years ago when the mercury levels got too high, about the only fish I eat now is Alaska salmon from the guys trips the last couple of years...I do miss eating freshly caught crappie from some of my favorite tanks in Texas
    You mean you can't find a fresh water stream in Idaho that produces edible fish? Hellsbells, I have a friend that lives there that always had glowing reports about the quality of those fish. He admitted the walleyes we catch through the ice on the Oahe in Sodak are the very best, however. If you like to eat rainbow and brown trout, pulled out of rapidly running, ice-cold creeks, you can find lots of those in the Black Hills, and even in the Rapid City city limits. I enjoy the pan-sized rainbows...about 8-10"...but couple of meals seem to be all I want. Whereas, I can eat walley twice a week, and not get tired of it.

    I am looking forward to some live Alaskan Salmon. All I can get in the stores is farm raised, and it's not worth it.

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    Wait! How dare you guys insinuate that corporate profit should take a back seat to our supply of safe, fresh, unpolluted, un GMO'd food! If you act on your beliefs you will eat the toxic fish and defend the poisoners. My favorite is the frozen fish in the big colorful package with a huge picture of Old Glory waving on the front. The brand is "American Pride". In the smallest of letters at the very bottom, disguised by the seam in the bag is the line: Product of China
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    You mean you can't find a fresh water stream in Idaho that produces edible fish? Hellsbells, I have a friend that lives there that always had glowing reports about the quality of those fish. He admitted the walleyes we catch through the ice on the Oahe in Sodak are the very best, however. If you like to eat rainbow and brown trout, pulled out of rapidly running, ice-cold creeks, you can find lots of those in the Black Hills, and even in the Rapid City city limits. I enjoy the pan-sized rainbows...about 8-10"...but couple of meals seem to be all I want. Whereas, I can eat walley twice a week, and not get tired of it.
    Still a lot of ice cold crystal clear streams in Idaho with may be a little cow poop mixed in. I don't eat store bought fish for that exact reason. although agriculture can be be rough on water quality. I have drank water right out of the mountain side at about 10000 feet so cold it gave me an ice cream head ache. Unfortunately I'll never get that high again.

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    I get that high every day Pete! My office is at 10,200'!
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    I get that high every day Pete! My office is at 10,200'
    That's a pretty rare living and working environment Carol
    What is the elevation of the valley floor. Taos sounds beautiful and no cheat grass I'll bet. (.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    mercury...I do miss eating freshly caught crappie from some of my favorite tanks in Texas
    i would eat fried crappie out of the tennessee river if i could look at them baskards and tell what the water temperature was!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Pete, the house we live in is at about 7,500'. You are right, no cheat grass, but lots of sage brush and cacti of every type. And ZERO training water unless you want to count the Rio Grande! Our favorite training place is a meadow at 10,000 feet, about 50 acres. Rolling Alpine terrain, nice grass, flowers and evergreens, and just occasionally a pond or two before it all drains back down the mountains. Only pollutants in the mountain streams are bear and deer poop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Pete, the house we live in is at about 7,500'. You are right, no cheat grass, but lots of sage brush and cacti of every type. And ZERO training water unless you want to count the Rio Grande! Our favorite training place is a meadow at 10,000 feet, about 50 acres. Rolling Alpine terrain, nice grass, flowers and evergreens, and just occasionally a pond or two before it all drains back down the mountains. Only pollutants in the mountain streams are bear and deer poop!
    Carol: sounds a LOT like Durango....there wasnt much snow on the ground when I was there a couple of weeks ago but the only water is from either the Animas as it winds its way through town or the San Juan, my brother's neighbors have a pasture the size of ten soccer fields, with grass probably as short, but only the river as its border...the lack of useable training water is the only thing that keeps Durango from being the next great dog training mecca
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    Bon, where the San Juan enters NM is where they have the two hunt tests each year. One the end of April and the other in October. But no FT water anywhere that I can find. Even the few ponds that Breck found with the Satellite pictures failed to provide any opportunity. Oh well, I guess me and my dogs are on the wagon for a while. Pretty dry county
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