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Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? #13634988 07/18/20 12:17 PM
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Back in the day before being monetized (tournaments, advertising, tackle sales, videos, boat sales on and on) a big bass simply fed the family. How many of you still eat them? This one of mine fed four adults:

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Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635001 07/18/20 12:32 PM
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Why not? It's legal and I like them.


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I haven't in years. I have eaten many a bass growing up and enjoyed them.

Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635036 07/18/20 01:09 PM
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I never did eat any of the larger bass I caught, always kept and ate the keeper bass under 3 lbs. These days if I want to eat fish, I usually try to catch some white perch but will keep a limit of keeper bass to eat if that's all I can catch.

Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635037 07/18/20 01:09 PM
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I don't eat black bass. I throw them back to catch another day. I do eat white bass and crappie. Plenty of them in the lake.


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Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635078 07/18/20 02:13 PM
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Always through em back. If I want to eat fish It's Crappie, White Bass, Bluegill, and Redear! thumb



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Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635166 07/18/20 03:43 PM
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Anything over 3lbs. goes back the rest I'll eat.

Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635174 07/18/20 03:52 PM
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I have 5 ponds that I keep thinned out each year so I still eat plenty of black bass 2 lbs and below. food

Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635178 07/18/20 03:55 PM
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I eat all of them that are under `18 inches. The are excellent if blackened. I get hate mail if I post anything about killing them so I don't post much about Black Bass. They are still legal to catch and cook but the tournament crowd will probably get them protected before long.


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Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635340 07/18/20 07:50 PM
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They will never get them protected. I eat all I catch that are legal. .They are almost as good as crappie February, March, and April, are fill the freezer with bass fillets months.

Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: PKfishin] #13635391 07/18/20 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PKfishin
I eat all of them that are under `18 inches. The are excellent if blackened. I get hate mail if I post anything about killing them so I don't post much about Black Bass. They are still legal to catch and cook but the tournament crowd will probably get them protected before long.

Not all tournament guys. I've been fishing tournaments since 1985. I don't care who keeps them and eats them. They are just fish

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Under 3 pounds gets kept for eaters.


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Dumb newbie question: Why keep the smaller bass to eat and let the larger ones go?


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I remember club tournaments where we had a fish fry after the weigh in.

The fish were caught not bought.


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Re: Bass - How Many Still Eating Them? [Re: 1956Zebco] #13635913 07/19/20 01:56 PM
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I agree. Bass over 3 lbs tends to be not as good to eat. Release the larger fish. The whole reason the bass pro circuit started the release campaign is all about MONEY. As long as a fisherman is legal and ethical, he should be able to keep and eat what he wants. Even bass fishing has a "Political Correct" component.

Just tell them to pound sand. I like to eat black bass!!

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