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#11374570 - 01/27/16 03:36 PM IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home?
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Registered: 07/20/14
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Went to my buddies stock tank in Milsap this past weekend and we caught and fried up some largemouth for dinner. MAN IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! White and flaky like crappie with no fish taste whatsoever.. I usually practice cpl with bass but I was just curious IF you do taske some home to the fam damily how big should they be to make you say "no... this one goes back home to make more big gurls?"

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#11374586 - 01/27/16 03:44 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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3 & under for the pan and anything over goes back.
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#11374595 - 01/27/16 03:47 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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Depends on the fishery. I fish one private lake where anything under 7 lbs gets culled but it's an exception to the rule. Most ponds I have helped manage we keep every bass 14" or less. At Lake Fork, anything under 16 inches.
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#11374628 - 01/27/16 03:59 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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When we go out with the intention of keeping some its typically under 18" fish. I wont lie though... there have been a few times 5 - 6 lb fish have been made into bass nuggets.
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#11374653 - 01/27/16 04:08 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
cowboyfishslayer Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
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that's all good info 3 sounds like a pretty good barometer depending on the water body. I fish a lot on marine creek and I need to catch a 3 before I can release one I guess lol!!!

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#11374713 - 01/27/16 04:32 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: buda13]
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: buda13
When we go out with the intention of keeping some its typically under 18" fish. I wont lie though... there have been a few times 5 - 6 lb fish have been made into bass nuggets.


So that's what happened to all the monsters that lived in Lake Worth!

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#11374717 - 01/27/16 04:34 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 72
Loc: Pasadena, Tx
3 lbs and under for me

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#11374740 - 01/27/16 04:42 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
jigging Offline
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Registered: 07/13/10
Posts: 387
nothing over 3#'s in my boat unless you mounting it

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#11374763 - 01/27/16 04:49 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
Finesse Master Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 710
Loc: DFW
I would rather eat long john silvers js...

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#11374779 - 01/27/16 04:57 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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Registered: 03/31/14
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Every size talipa I shoot at squaw, any size bass is released there's better fish to eat than bass anyway
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#11374826 - 01/27/16 05:28 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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I will eat and skin mount my first DD. I want to enjoy to the fullest extent.


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In all seriousness depending on the lake I may keep some 2 pounders. Seem to be the right size for easy fillets and taste.
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#11374838 - 01/27/16 05:36 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 871
Loc: East Montgomery County
I typically release everything, but if I have someone with me who wants to keep some, they wouldn't be much over the 2lb range.

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#11374862 - 01/27/16 05:43 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Paris Texas
Depends on population of fish and never have kept many over 2 1/2 lbs

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#11374995 - 01/27/16 06:41 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3245
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Well. I absolutely hate the taste of just about any fish....so they ALL GO BACK. Now give me a shrimpin net like bubba gump and I'm taking it all home to eat.

Saying that, I have given some of my catch to people that can't fish. (Older folks) I've also been known to keep an over every now and then to put into my pond. So I have something to catch when I get bored on a non boating day.
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#11375041 - 01/27/16 07:00 PM Re: IF!!! you're gonna keep your fish what is the biggest you would bring home? [Re: cowboyfishslayer]
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Registered: 01/29/12
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Loc: Broaddus Texas
I seldom keep fish but never anything over 2 pounds.
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