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saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Tarpon14089 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:30 pm

I was wondering if more people catch and release. or do they take there catch home to eat for dinner. I mainly catch and release but always wanting to bring the fish home to eat, just dont know where to put it when kayaking. any ideas?

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saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Rik » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:45 pm

I eat fish and I use a cooler bag, available at Sams, to bring them home.
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by mjrodney » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:36 pm

As a former and avid North Carolina Largemouth Bass fisherman, I've become accustomed to catch and release.

Nothing wrong with eating your catch, though.

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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Todd » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:22 pm

Rik wrote:I eat fish and I use a cooler bag, available at Sams, to bring them home.


Put a plastic trash bag in the cooler bag so it does not get slimed inside. Nothing wrong with keeping some catch.
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Tarpon14089 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:46 am

Sounds good guys, I use to live in ny and caught salmon on the boarder of ny and canada, we smoked them. They were amazing. Just new and wanted to see what you guys thought about it all.

Do they die right when you put them in the cooler bag, or do they jump around?

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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by reload556 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:30 pm

i pratice filet and release . :tongue: if i catch something thats in season and in slot it goes home . if not it gets sent on its merry little way

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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Manning » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:54 pm

I think you will find the answer to this question run the gamet. Some are meat fisherman and some are strictly catch and release. Most fall somewhere in between. I tend to be way out on the catch and release side, but keep a fish once in a while.
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by DaveR » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:06 am

Like Steve it's rare that I ever keep fish. If I do it's usually trout in the winter to make some dip.
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Post by bicoastal » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:37 pm

I keep two or three fish a year and only if I'm going to eat them that day. I like the catching a whole lot more than the eating!
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Post by DaveR » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:54 pm

Although, I have found redfish mke a damn fine dip too.
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Mark R » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:39 pm

I usually release but sometimes I'll toss one in the cooler.Somehow a can of beer just tastes better with some redfish slime on it!
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Post by fishpirate » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:11 pm

Lots of nice!

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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by nemo327 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:16 am

I keep the designated red fish on a stringer until time to go home. Then into the front hatch. Keep alert for sharks when using a stringer. They usually circle awhile before committing to your stringer. It could get "sporty" if one comes in. The quicker your fish gets on ice the better they taste.

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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Mark R » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:59 pm

nemo327 wrote:I keep the designated red fish on a stringer until time to go home. Then into the front hatch. Keep alert for sharks when using a stringer. They usually circle awhile before committing to your stringer. It could get "sporty" if one comes in. The quicker your fish gets on ice the better they taste.

I used to use a stringer.....till a bull shark payed real close attention to me redfish one day.
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Rik » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:33 pm

Stringers are only good for surprise entertainment. If you use one, please use a 20 pound leader in the line. Trust me, you'll want it to break away
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Re: saltwater_eat or catch and release

Post by Damau99 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:17 am

nemo327 wrote:I keep the designated red fish on a stringer until time to go home. Then into the front hatch. Keep alert for sharks when using a stringer. They usually circle awhile before committing to your stringer paris cdg transfer. It could get "sporty" if one comes in. The quicker your fish gets on ice the better they taste.


yes, becaouse sharks are very clever species.

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