So obviously in a tourney, if you tongue hooked a fish you wouldn't want to keep it because of the dead fish penalty and such, but given the facts that they are pretty much going to die, wouldn't it be considered wasteful since you could at least eat it later?
If it is a legal keeper in a non-tourney situation would it not sway you to just keep the fish for the fryer later? I don't always keep bass when fishing but there are times that I will and one of those is if I thought the fish was going to die anyway (gill hooked, bleeding profusely, hooked in tongue etc.).
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