Catch and Release or Keep

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How many practive C&R?

  • Release Everything

    Votes: 46 40.4%
  • Keep a few, release a few

    Votes: 59 51.8%
  • Keep most of my catch

    Votes: 9 7.9%

  • Total voters
    114

Star_Rider

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I release probably 98% of the fish.

i do keep an occasional trout, steelhead or salmon but not many
 

excuzzzeme

Stroke Survivor '05
I only keep baitfish and those fish I intend to eat right away. The baitfish are Menhaden (Bunker) and the only way to get them is by snagging or using a gill net. Either way is a fatal catch as there is no humane way to get them. So I don't over-do on the ones I get. I usually keep a dozen at the most. They are then turned into cut-bait for striper and bluefish.

Anything else it catch and release.
 

Dangerdoll

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Aug 27, 2002
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Schneider

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Jul 26, 2009
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I selective harvest which means I only harvest when it should improve a fishery rather than harming it. For example, if you eat a few panfish from densely populated waters the remaining panfish will grow larger as a result. Still is a bad idea to keep everything you catch.
 

nugpuffer

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Apr 1, 2009
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Raleigh, NC
I do mostly salt water fishing nowadays and will selectively keep fish based on size/species (some fish make better meals than others).

I do a fair amount of camping/surf fishing and it is great to go out in the morning and catch a bunch of pompano, flounder, and whiting to throw on the campfire for breakfast. I only keep enough to make a good meal for everyone and then release the rest to catch again for dinner.
 

swinneyw

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Feb 1, 2008
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i fish for crappy or cat fish if i catch enough to clean i keep them if i catch less than 6 or 8 i release
 
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