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Myths, facts, and the Pond Boss

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I don't own a pond or private lake, but I gotta say, I watched the video posted here of Bob Lusk talking about myths and facts about bass and it was such an informative entertaining piece. I recommend it to everyone. Wish I could sit and talk to that man in person for hours! 

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Pond Boss & Bob Lusk have a very informative website  😉

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Just watched the video .... great listen and learn.

Just when i think i may have a few things figured out ..... Nope.

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48 minutes ago, mattkenzer said:

Just watched the video .... great listen and learn.

Just when i think i may have a few things figured out ..... Nope.

Seems like every time I think I have a few things figured out, the bass prove otherwise :P

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1 minute ago, Troy1985s said:

Seems like every time I think I have a few things figured out, the bass prove otherwise :P

I hear that ....

 

"Trying to out think a creature that doesn't think" and i still can't out think them. :P

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I have always been about catch and release, but its fascinating/worrisome to know that it can be detrimental to that body of water/environment

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16 hours ago, All Day Fishing said:

I have always been about catch and release, but its fascinating/worrisome to know that it can be detrimental to that body of water/environment

Many, many fishermen do not realize this.  There are also those on the opposite end of the spectrum that think taking as much as they want from a body of water doesn't hurt.

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18 hours ago, All Day Fishing said:

I have always been about catch and release, but its fascinating/worrisome to know that it can be detrimental to that body of water/environment

Yes, and don't count on your state fish and game management to do it right either.  Here in Colorado, this is the first year  where I've see that they actually have different size limits for largemouth and smallmouth.  It's always been 15" minimum for both.  Now I'm seeing 12" for smallies and still 15" for largemouth.  They are at least acknowledging that the 2 species tend to mature to different sizes. 

 

Trout have also been managed with a one size fits all mentality, and in many Colorado trout streams, it's catch and release with artificial flies and lures, and barbless hooks.  You have to be very aware of where you are because the regulations can change just by the posting of a sign, and if you miss the sign, you may be illegal.  In many of those areas it's understandable simply because of fishing pressure. 

 

I mostly quit fishing at all because I do like to occasionally keep one or two for the table, and it was becoming nearly impossible to actually catch a keeper.  Now I'm less concerned about keeping since my wife wont eat fish at all, so I'm turning my aim away from trout and going more for the warmwater species more common out here on the prairie.

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