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Its looking like 1 fish at 35 inches, new rules

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2 hours ago, tj7501 said:

I like to keep and eat 6-7 fish a season. I enjoy it, my family and friends enjoy it. It's much healthier than the hormone-fed protein available at the grocery store. And when I decide to keep a fish, I stop fishing at that point. There is a goal and an end point. That's the satisfaction for me. I could argue that hardcore anglers who catch and release cause just as much damage and mortality, if not more. You could even argue that that is torturing/killing an animal just for the thrill. At least I have finite goal for my quest. The C&R guy will continue until his arms are tired.

Never apologize for keeping a meal for you, family or friends........:th:

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9 hours ago, tj7501 said:

I like to keep and eat 6-7 fish a season. I enjoy it, my family and friends enjoy it. It's much healthier than the hormone-fed protein available at the grocery store. And when I decide to keep a fish, I stop fishing at that point. There is a goal and an end point. That's the satisfaction for me. I could argue that hardcore anglers who catch and release cause just as much damage and mortality, if not more. You could even argue that that is torturing/killing an animal just for the thrill. At least I have finite goal for my quest. The C&R guy will continue until his arms are tired.

You're still just killing them for the thrill. Two thrills. The catching thrill and the eating thrill. Still doing it for fun. I know you don't need it.

 

But of course, grocery store hormones are important. 

You want healthy food, gimme something born in the Hudson river every time.

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12 hours ago, mikez2 said:

You're still just killing them for the thrill. Two thrills. The catching thrill and the eating thrill. Still doing it for fun. I know you don't need it.

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Absolutely. Hence the term "recreational". I was just responding to the person who argued that the problem would be solved if nobody kept fish to eat.

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9 mins ago, tj7501 said:

Absolutely. Hence the term "recreational". I was just responding to the person who argued that the problem would be solved if nobody kept fish to eat.

I musta missed that one.

Seems to me by now all the educated participants in this discussion understand the role of C&R mortality. 

 

Basically what I see in this thread and everywhere this topic comes up;

 

Guys fighting the limit increase for selfish reasons want lots of scapegoat for their finger pointing but do not want to feel any pain themselves. 

 

 

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