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#1365608 - 06/12/09 11:52 PM Re: Big Bass Story [Re: spitndrum]
Bubba G
6 Point

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 729
Loc: Jumpoff ,Tn

 Originally Posted By: spitndrum
Dont have a clue why he ate that???
Reckon he might have been hungry? I got fussed at for eating a 8 1/2 pound smallmouth last summer. He fillet just as easy as the rest of the rockfish we caught and tasted just as good. The local game warden had said "that is a good smallmouth' when he walked by me as I was putting him on the stringer. I looked up and said "reckon he'll taste good" and he looked at me kinda dumbfounded and walked off. He didn't think I was serious.

#1365668 - 06/13/09 06:29 AM Re: Big Bass Story [Re: Zeek]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

 Originally Posted By: skee-bob-em
I caught a legal limit last week that didnt weigh close to the one fish he cought
me too,dang many times
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#1365780 - 06/13/09 08:51 AM Re: Big Bass Story [Re: spitndrum]
12 Point

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

I'm not dissing anyone for eating a fish, but I think it's worth explaining a different mentality. If I had caught that big largemouth or the 8 1/2 pound smallie, I would have taken pics. and measured him for a wall mount before tossing him back.

But why? Because the food value is less than $10. The catching value for me is priceless. The value for me or someone else to have the opportunity to catch a trophy like that (again) is thousands of times more than the meat value.

I wouldn't diss the angler for his choice, but I can't even come close to being able to fathom that mentality. Thank Gawd I don't value fishing for its food source above the fun of fishing. I would starve to death!
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

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