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#860653 - 08/09/08 02:46 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
Kirk
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You right there is little difference except for perception. If a fish eater catches 10 fish and eats five they have impacted the fishery far more than I have. If I caught and released 51 of 52 fish I caught then only 1 of them fell into the evil bass tournament category. If Bowriter caught 100 fish and released 100 fish then he is only a few percentage points closer to Sainthood than I am. However, since none of my released fish were close to 4 lbs I guess I will have to perform a few card tricks and saw a lady in half before I can apply for Sainthood. (Bowriter I am kidding so don't go Krakatoa on me. \:D )
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#860659 - 08/09/08 02:50 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
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No. You only partially got it. I had/have no problem at all with Kirk catching and releasing. The tournament deal came in later. The discussion was about tournament fish in hot weather in general. It has nothing to do with Kirk's trip in particular.

I could care less if you catch and throw back immediately 100 bass in 113 degree weather...which I did last summer. My problem is with the way they are treated in tournament situations.

Why is this so hard to understand? Is it me? I don't have the slightest problem with Kirk. None at all. I don't have a problem with tournament fishing. None at all. I have a problem with the survival rates on tournament fish caught and weighed in, in the heat of the summer.

What is so confrugulating about that?
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#860970 - 08/09/08 08:16 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bowriter]
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I would almost say ditto, but I hate the way that sounds.

If you catch and immediately release a 100 bass in 80 degree water, some of those are dead fish swiming away, it matters not that you let them go. They are dead because you stressed them with a rod and reel. I will try to pull some old papers to give you all a percentage. Hopefully, some of you get the idea-

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#861024 - 08/09/08 08:48 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: ewc]
Kirk
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That would make an interesting post for you to start.
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#861311 - 08/10/08 06:40 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
bowriter
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Yes, let's start a new post.

Without question, just catching a fish produces stress. As a result, some of those fish will die. That is a given. But the percentage of those fish, as compared to the fish stored in a livewell and released as per tournament regs, is what I am talking about. Now when you do as I do, \:\) eat the ones deeply hooked \:\) then it becomes easier to figure \:\)
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