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Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) #13630587 07/14/20 06:59 PM
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Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records)

Is catch and release bad for fishing? I've always been fascinated by GIANT bass (15 pounds and up), however I find it very ironic that my PB is only just shy of 8 pounds. I always found myself looking at old videos of Dottie the Bass, among other record-shattering fish. After a while I wondered: why aren't we seeing bass like Dottie anymore? I scoured through the record books and found a common correlation: 90% of the top 25 bass ever caught were caught between the 1980's and the early 2000's. So why was this timeframe so prolific in producing record-sized bass? Well, after hours of extensive research and studying, I found a number of articles that I believe could explain this phenomenon. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the video!

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Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13630763 07/14/20 08:59 PM
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Interesting accumulation of information. I'm sure it took a lot of work to get that together. I knew that Japan started requiring all bass to be removed and killed (no live release). I had not thought about how that would take away the competition over time, resulting in some truly trophy fish.

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: Flippin-Out] #13630771 07/14/20 09:04 PM
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Thank you! And it sure did lol. I spent about a week researching before I even started filming.

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13630806 07/14/20 09:24 PM
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Nicely done and thanks for sharing. thumb


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Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13631306 07/15/20 11:55 AM
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Solid material and worth complying ...i.e. Arkansas striper laws. A three per day per person limit, no culls . Huge stripes taken from lakes Hamilton and Ouachita over 30 lbs yearly.

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: banker-always fishing] #13631918 07/15/20 08:23 PM
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Thank you!!!

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13632847 07/16/20 03:10 PM
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Enjoyed the video.

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13635308 07/18/20 07:02 PM
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Hmm

Re: Is Catch and Release BAD? (No New World Records) [Re: JHMiller01] #13637147 07/20/20 04:38 PM
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Yeah, I kind of wonder about our management practices sometimes.


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