Catch and release?!?

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I want all those fish mental doctors to speak up now.....
 

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bogus study...prove they were previously caught and 6 days ago or less.....for gosh sakes... a PETA reference...lmao
 

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No harm has been done? How do you pull the fish out of the water without having a sharp hook stuck in their mouth? What about psychological stress from being hunted for no reason? Only because a fish won't scream at you doesn't mean it can't feel pain.

Maybe with barbless hooks?
 

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bogus study...prove they were previously caught and 6 days ago or less.....for gosh sakes... a PETA reference...lmao
It is not a bogus study, it is out of context. A worst case scenario isolated incident. And yet it did happen in one of those catch and release contests.
 

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I've caught the same fish a few times in a month, I knew it was the same one since it had a deformed head. I even caught him again 3 times last year. I've seen dead fish from other reasons instead of being caught and released.
 

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If that was the case then why is privately stocked ponds/lakes full of dead fish? Our city lake has a lot of catch and release but I don't see lots of dead fish. Yes barbless hooks for catch and release
 

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If I'm targeting a certain species and catch other species that I know I won't eat, I'll release them. I see nothing wrong with this. Calling something cruel implies malice.

Mark
 

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We release much of what we catch. Sometimes I just like to see how fast I can catch bluegill. In heavily stocked areas that are starting to stunt the bluegill we will keep some for dog food. We also use any fish that has swallowed a hook or gotten damaged as dog food. If we get a nice fish like that bass, which was the best tasting fish I've ever eaten, or some good catfish we'll keep them. For catfish we usually use a small clear pond so they are clean. Stocking is maintained by the city/county in these ponds that had to be built to handle the runoff from new construction so they put them to use. This city has trout stocked in a few streams that are fed from underground and so stay cool year round.
 

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I really do enjoy the taste of fresh fish. However I enjoy catching fish not cleaning them. So I only keep em when I'm really in the mood for some fish.
 
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