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kdstriper77

Joined: 02/26/2008
Posts: 162
 posted 06/18/2013 06:57 PM  

...especially the big ones, if they are capable of swimming away. Your boat and your fishfinder have got you on the fish. Great, stick'em good, but show some respect and release more fish, especially the big ones.


Thank you from the hard working fishers on the East coast.

Good luck, and stay safe.
 
filo1

Joined: 05/04/2005
Posts: 3407
Location: Western Suffolk
 posted 06/19/2013 12:48 AM  

No I wont release them. If i am legally allowed to keep a fish I will.
Why should I release it if it is legal? dont tell me the striped bass population is on the brink without sourcing it.


FIRST IN LAST OUT.....   of the water
 
Smokey555


Joined: 11/09/2012
Posts: 335
Location: Center Moriches
 posted 06/19/2013 07:44 AM  

He didn't say they are on the brink and
He didn't say release all your fish !
reading comprehension duh



So this where you work turtle? Only when da surfs bad Barney . Cause when da surfs good NOBODY works

Bomb hills not countries
Striped bass make it a gamefish
 
Strike1

Joined: 09/26/2001
Posts: 411
 posted 06/19/2013 08:14 AM  

I believe the point was, don't keep it just to keep it.

I keep it, I eat it (and thoroughly enjoy it).
 
EddieSpaghetti

Joined: 05/05/2005
Posts: 141
 posted 06/19/2013 10:36 AM  

I would never tell someone that they should release a fish if the catch is legal. However, IMO, it is good practice to release the big breeders. This is without discussing people bagging egg laden females. Now that irritates me.
 
twinscrew

Joined: 09/09/2009
Posts: 6364
 posted 06/19/2013 10:40 AM  

Yep everyone should release those double digit fluke.Shades


 
Bill611


Joined: 06/25/2008
Posts: 739
Location: North Sea
 posted 06/19/2013 10:45 AM  

Fingerdown

Some ppl got nothing else to do but start this same topic every year.
I guess if you dont catch big fish you must release them all.


This post edited by Bill611 10:47 AM 06/19/2013
 
pequa1


Joined: 02/10/2007
Posts: 1416
Location: 'pequa'
 posted 06/19/2013 10:59 AM  

not so sure we are going to 'decimate' the fishery this year. anyone notice what seems to be the paucity of boats on the south shore ?
and with just a kayak and a small bay boat, I keep whats legal, vacuum seal, and eat every filet.


bringing home venison is now as easy as a bay-caught keeper fluke !

betwixt FI and JI
 
tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 06/19/2013 11:28 AM  

Go hug a tree. Lol. Confused
 
trafik


Joined: 06/09/2003
Posts: 2193
Location: Port: Stony Brook
 posted 06/19/2013 12:37 PM  

And awaaaay we go....

Last weekend I think I ticked off a bunch of older gentlemen on a nearby boat by releasing several keeper fluke when they weren't getting any action at all. Heh.
 
JesusBird


Joined: 07/08/2011
Posts: 1674
Location: USA of the past
 posted 06/19/2013 12:58 PM  

Don't tell me what I should and should not do.


This post edited by JesusBird 01:47 PM 06/19/2013
 
DarthBaiter


Joined: 05/24/2003
Posts: 8923
Location: Trollin NE for a bite...
 posted 06/19/2013 04:00 PM  

Keep the fish, but make sure you...

...release the Kraken...





Support your local Mom n Pop stores.

 
Ishmael2

Joined: 06/16/2013
Posts: 7
 posted 06/20/2013 10:59 AM  

Generally I release bass over the 20lb. range and keep the legal smaller specimens for the dinner table. The smaller ones taste better and it is probably wise to let the bigger fish breed. That said, I don't begrudge anyone for keeping a legally caught fish. Catching fish today is expensive and requires some skill. If catch one for the table then good for you.
 
leftjammer

Joined: 08/24/2003
Posts: 1635
Location: Nassau County USA
 posted 06/20/2013 03:22 PM  

I "fillet and release" all legal keeper size fish. Toungue

Is that bad??


"no electrons were harmed during the transmission of this posting"
 
Ishmael2

Joined: 06/16/2013
Posts: 7
 posted 06/20/2013 04:15 PM  

It could be bad. If you're on the water and the DEC asks to measure your fluke and all you can show them is a filet you'll probably get a summons. Filet the fish but don't release the carcass.
 
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