Its a fun sport,sadly it removes alot of good seed fish that cuts spawn production severely.
It takes a good while to raise those 20-40lb,most lakes are already showing the impact of noodling the last 10yrs.
We still go even at my age,CPR rules apply but it wont be enough to impact the damage already done in yrs passed.
We only eat those under 20lb now when caught on a pole
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