re: Don't mount dat....cook dat!!!! (Posted on 7/10/13 at 10:46 pm to MudEngineer318)
That's a standard 13x18x1 pan. That fish was likely 22-23 inches before he was Dahmered. 6.5-7# more likely.
But you won't hear me bitching about a fella eating a fish he caught. My ol lady gets pissed when I come home drunk from fishing and don't have fish to show for it. Gotta bring something home besides a sunburn and a buzz. Nice bass.
Voorhies7 LSU Fan Pecan Ave Member since Oct 2012 3962 posts
re: Don't mount dat....cook dat!!!! (Posted on 7/10/13 at 11:42 pm to 15sammy34)
quote: There's nothing wrong with removing bass for eating. A 1/2 to 1lb bass is very fine eating, and even up to a little over two they're still pretty damn tasty. However, it's moronic to keep a fish that size to eat. For one, it isn't going to taste great at that age. But the main issue is that you're removing the possibility of that fish passing on those genes to more fish that could potentially grow to that size in the future. Sorry your friend is an idiot.
Everybody knows a 7 pound bass is gonna be a 7 pound bass for life. Serious gene loss there.
beulahland LSU Fan Little D'arbonne Member since Jan 2013 1773 posts Online
re: Don't mount dat....cook dat!!!! (Posted on 7/11/13 at 7:57 am to MudEngineer318)
Bass are good to eat. There are millions of bass. Remove one and another fills its niche. Releasing bass is often a crapshoot as far as its survival is concerned. Fish have more protein than red meat. Fish do not feel pain. Release bass if it makes you feel good, you may catch it again.