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The guys fish in the yellow bibbs is a slob!!!

I hope I get to the 40# club this year, heel maybe the 50# LOL

The is the closest thing to the 40 Club,
My personal best 38.5#
 

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Originally posted by seadated:
The guys fish in the yellow bibbs is a slob!!!

Geeze :rolleyes: Wouldn't ya think the 13 other bass laying on the deck :rolleyes: would be enough for the freezer :rolleyes: Don't ya think the "Slob" should have been...ah nevermind!
 

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I'm sickened. Ron I agree, how much fish can you eat! Just because they set a limit doesn't mean you have to max out on it. I know I don't know the whole story behind the picture, but I'm guessing This wasn't a rare trip for these guys. One nice size bass will feed four people, What do they have an army to feed? A village? WHY?
 

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Originally posted by eelball:
I'm sickened. Ron I agree, how much fish can you eat!
Or a better question~ How much fish can ya stuff in your freezer? :rolleyes:

I don't have a problem with people taking their fair share. I just hate to see "slobs" like that killed for the table when there obviously are so many other smaller, better tasting fish to choose from.

Truth is Eelball, anglers are forever going to keep their God given alotment of fish. It's a fact of life that we all have to learn to live with. My only hope is that more people will realize how precious striped bass are. How long it takes for them to grow to that size. How good it feels to release one and watch it swim away and what life would be like without'em.
 

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I understand, I also know how tough it can be to release one first hand. You get mezmorized by the size of it and want to show it off, but hey, that's what camera's are for.
 

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Originally posted by eelball:
I understand, I also know how tough it can be to release one first hand. You get mezmorized by the size of it and want to show it off, but hey, that's what camera's are for.
Yep, You're absolutly right!

I remember those days well. I wanted nothing more then to be the guy back at the dock who caught the biggest bass that day. Camera...please! We didn't need no stinking camera! That's what our coolers were for :rolleyes:

The good news is, like a lot of the people I fish with, I have "seen the light" and now those big girls get gently placed back in the water asap. Nothing makes me happier then a big old tail whip / splash in the face after a quick release:D

It's a feeling we all should experience at least once in our lives


[ 02-14-2004, 10:14 AM: Message edited by: Ron Redington ]
 

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Spread the word guys because this happens in our backyard every spring and fall. It is disgusting that so little people have no clue that they are lessening the chances of HUGE bass making more HUGE bass! How can a fish grow to be 50 or 60 pounds if it is taken at 30 and 40. I am sick of people saying its for the meat; MANY people fish enough that there is ABSOLUTLY no need to take the 2 biggest fish you can. It is to be the HERO fisherman. I dont give a crap how many skunk reports you post or how many 30 pounders you released to keep a 40 pounder....you want to take home the biggest to brag. I cant even imagine how many people throw back dead fish to keep bigger ones. I know a few J/Os that admitted they do that. Culling is disgusting. All these excuses to keep a LARGE.... What a cop out
I fish the backwater and USED to keep my limit. My family ate fish once a week and we had so much I would give fish to family and freinds! I am talking 30 inch fish NOT 30 pounders! Meanwhile, chunking accounts for MANY gut hooked fish buy letting them "run" or using J hooks. So add all the cows killed on top of the cows taken. I used circle hooks and have gut hooked a few and I dont let them run nor do I bait fish that much, so I cant imagine the amount of 20-30 pounders killed to keep a 35 pounder :rolleyes: I think the population of School fish ...10-25 pounds are doing great but the LARGE fish could use a helping hand. Dont say they are doing fine or we would here of 50-60 pounders being caught all the time.

I am really happy these fisherman did well and maybe they only go once a year so I wont comment on THEM so to speak. We all need to do our part....keep a 36" and put back the bigger ones....maybe you will land that TROPHY sooner than you think.
 

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NICE CATCH, NICE PIX. That must have been a fun outing. Thanks for sharing. HAPPY DAYS.


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Originally posted by Ding:
NICE CATCH, NICE PIX. That must have been a fun outing. Thanks for sharing. HAPPY DAYS.


Ding
Hey Ding! If ya like that pic there are plenty more where that one came from. All the "fun" a person could ask for! Check it out for yourself~










And the beat goes on and on and on!

Just a couple a good ole' boys doing what they luv...fishing (smile).

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This spring looks to be fantastic in Cape May! I am really looking forward to the weather warming up a bit! I have started getting the boat ready...the time is drawing near!
 

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Adam...People will want to keep bass like these pics and it will be in your best interest as a buisness person to let them. Dont forget you are in a great position to promote conservation....even if you can only plant the seed and make them think a little.
 

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Originally posted by Ron Redington:
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Hey Ding! If ya like that pic there are plenty more where that one came from. All the "fun" a person could ask for! Check it out for yourself~










And the beat goes on and on and on!

Just a couple a good ole' boys doing what they luv...fishing (smile).
</font>[/QUOTE]This what the DBay Forum will look like come May.
 

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I wanted to interject here,

I posted my personel best near the top and it was taken in on of the Utches tournaments,

On my boat I try and explain to people to only take what they can eat, Dont take bass and load up the freezer,


I honestly do not like Bonus tags, I feel if yo leave with 2 fish that is more than enough meat, and I will usually give it to friends and relatives that don't get fresh striper every day,

I use my tags in tournament situations where Heaviest fish counts, so fishing for that 3 rd bass can make all the difference, And I am not the only captain that has this mentality during tournament time.

Hell the last 4 trips out on my boat I did not keep one bass!

I believe, keep what you can eat and let the others grow to fight another day.
 

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Well said Seadated.
 

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Gentleman as much as some of you may think that those southern good old boys were hogs u have to remember that if it is in the Carolina's it just their way of life. The commercial pirates of the south. I don't believe in taking more than u can use, but last spring the same thing occured in the waters north of Manasquan. Do what u think is right and go to bed happy.
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Originally posted by Phil Kozak:
Gentleman as much as some of you may think that those southern good old boys were hogs u have to remember that if it is in the Carolina's it just their way of life. The commercial pirates of the south. I don't believe in taking more than u can use, but last spring the same thing occured in the waters north of Manasquan. Do what u think is right and go to bed happy.
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Phil,

Last spring I fished the waters North of Manasquan and I was quite surprised how many northern boaters I seen releasing those big slobs. I am sure plenty of guys loaded up their coolers and I am not doubting you but one of the things that stick in my mind most, besides the large bass, huge schools of concentrated bunker and the awesome time that Guns and I had over a couple day period was, that we seen many, many captains releasing their bass, including us. In two days Tom and caught over 15 very large bass, 47" and bigger and released everyone except for one that was bleeding pretty good from the gut.
 
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