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Check out the smallie my mom caught

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My parents have been fishing every weekend at a local resivour that has trophy smallies, largemouth and brown trout. This is the smallmouth she caught today with a sawbelly. It measured in at 20". I dont know the weight but I'm gonna guess somewhere around 3.5-4lbs. Beautiful fish.

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Fine fish, nice pic!

On average a 20" smallmouth should weigh just under 4 lbs.

This fish is trim, so I'm thinking a bit lower in weight than "average".

At any rate, congratulations!

8-)

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Thanks for the replies. Mom was thrilled! Shes actually caught a few in the last couple of weeks. Just not this big. She cant wait for the upcoming weekend.

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Thanks for the replies. Mom was thrilled! Shes actually caught a few in the last couple of weeks. Just not this big. She cant wait for the upcoming weekend.

How did it taste ?

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She cant wait for the upcoming weekend.

mmmmmm, need to put supper on the table. Ya'll like dem dere French Fried Smallies?

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We ALWAYS catch and release. Theres nothing wrong with taking one or two to eat every once in awhile. ::)

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We ALWAYS catch and release. Theres nothing wrong with taking one or two to eat every once in awhile. ::)

con·tra·dic·tion: noun

1: act or an instance of contradicting2 a: a proposition, statement, or phrase that asserts or implies both the truth and falsity of something b: a statement or phrase whose parts contradict each other <a round square is a contradiction in terms>3 a: logical incongruity b: a situation in which inherent factors, actions, or propositions are inconsistent or contrary to one another

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We ALWAYS catch and release. Theres nothing wrong with taking one or two to eat every once in awhile. ::)

con·tra·dic·tion: noun

1: act or an instance of contradicting2 a: a proposition, statement, or phrase that asserts or implies both the truth and falsity of something b: a statement or phrase whose parts contradict each other <a round square is a contradiction in terms>3 a: logical incongruity b: a situation in which inherent factors, actions, or propositions are inconsistent or contrary to one another

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I am getting sick of this bs. Every time someone posts a picture of a fish in their home they get jumped on by 75% of the posters who reply to the thread. I don't see a reason to be rude to someone just because they ate a fish.

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Didn't see any one jumping on or being rude on this thread. Every one is entitled to their opinion even you.

Since you are sick and tired of the   on here , you should talk to the man about your concerns and see if you can get any justice.

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I am getting sick of this bs. Every time someone posts a picture of a fish in their home they get jumped on by 75% of the posters who reply to the thread. I don't see a reason to be rude to someone just because they ate a fish.

Agreed!  Catch and release can help a fishery, but it can definitely also hurt it. Selective harvesting is often the best choice...

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I am getting sick of this bs. Every time someone posts a picture of a fish in their home they get jumped on by 75% of the posters who reply to the thread. I don't see a reason to be rude to someone just because they ate a fish.

Agreed! Catch and release can help a fishery, but it can definitely also hurt it. Selective harvesting is often the best choice...

Selective harvesting is the way to go but the 20 inchers shouldn't go in the frying pan. JMHO

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I totaly agree with keeping and eating some of your catch, but keep the small ones and release the big ones. If you want "proof" of your catch, take pictures. The big ones make los and lots of "babies" to replenish the fisheries, the barely legal ones are a lot tastier.

What would you preffer : the meat of a 20 years old cow or a 6 month old veal ????

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I am getting sick of this bs. Every time someone posts a picture of a fish in their home they get jumped on by 75% of the posters who reply to the thread. I don't see a reason to be rude to someone just because they ate a fish.

Agreed! Catch and release can help a fishery, but it can definitely also hurt it. Selective harvesting is often the best choice...

Selective harvesting is the way to go but the 20 inchers shouldn't go in the frying pan. JMHO

No offense but that smallie is so thin to reach it's 20 inches it must have been an old one and left in the lake. Taking it has been caught within the past few weeks it should be fattening up for winter. I know to well about guessing weights and getting different opinions good and bad, but that fish wouldn't even go 3lbs. Gortons or Van De Camps would be a better meal and CHEAPER than the drive to catch that fish I am 100% with Brat. If there are trophy fish in the lake this one was from it is because other anglers have put fish like shown back to become trophies. Beautiful fish! I have no clue why someone would want to put a blade on those stripes.

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nice fish!

next time photoshop some trees behind your mom so you wont get harrassed. ;)

but seriously, ive read the smaller ones do taste better and will not impact the fishery as much.

cheers

-z

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