catch and grease or catch and release

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by BIG_D, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    :006: I have alwas ben a catch and release person i dont have a thing agenst any 1 that keeps thear fish so dont think i do i do admit im week when it comes to trout man thay taste good but 99.9% of my fish go back just wonderring how many feel as i do so do you catch and grease or catch and release
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I am not afraid to say that I send a good portion to the grease! I also release. Guess it just depends on the fish/body of water/situation.
     

  3. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    in the pan, Everything else swims to live another day.
     
  4. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I just throw mine up on the banks. I'm quite fond of racoons, and I like to make sure they eat good..
    :big_smile:
     
  5. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    over 10 pounds please release, under 10 pounds heat the grease. (but i dont always hold true to that):wink:
     
  6. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    git that grease hot, I fish for the freezer mostly, but I don't keep any over 20lbs. Later Andy
     
  7. riverrat85

    riverrat85 New Member

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    not only do i, but most of my family loves catfish. so i catch lots and give alot away. but i do throw anything 30lbs and over back......sometimes:wink:
     
  8. nitronostrils

    nitronostrils New Member

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    With the price of food these days, most come back to the freezer to fry another day.
     
  9. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i hear ya.

    ive put 130 bluegills in the freezor this week.

    most of mine come home for food. after i dont have room for any more i release. but with gas now. when im full. im done fishing. i cannot afford recreational fishing now.:angry:
     
  10. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    you all have some good points about price of food lol me and my girl whent tonight and she was on me to start keeping some she loves catfish and i do to so i may just break down and start freezing some thanks all for the input
     
  11. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Did you know that a 10 pound flathead can feed a family of raccoon for a week? Please find it in your heart to help make a little ones life, just a little bit better. They will thank you for it.......
     

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  12. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    I CPR (Catch, Photo, Release) all the time. But there are times I want to take a couple home, but don't.
     
  13. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    I CPR all my cats and anything else I catch!! I will keep 6 or 8 Crappie 1 or 2 times a year but that is it.:big_smile:
     
  14. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    except for the bass you use for bait though right,lmao.:eek:oooh:
     
  15. tkeyhunter

    tkeyhunter New Member

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    Fishing & hunting (okay for me....hunting not as much) are fun, recreational activities that feed our family. Have a niece that is very hesitant to eat at our house because she will not eat "wild" silly, I know
    If a main entree is served at our house it has come from outdoors not the supermarket 9 out of 10 times.
     
  16. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    i eat quiet a few fish of all species.flats over 10 lbs go home to fight another day but bass,gills,waleye and small flats and channels git released in lake crisco.
     
  17. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh catfish...........anyway you want to cook it
     
  18. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    I am not going to fish and releasefish and anyone wanting to eat it. That is why I fish I cant drag a boat around and turn all the fish I fill the freezerthen release. I love the taste of fish.thanks sam davis
     
  19. catchandfillet

    catchandfillet New Member

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    release in the grease. in missouri I have 3 great places of water to fish for cats the missouri river,truman lake,and lake of the ozarks. I eat fish usually 2 times a week and give family and friends fish also. our rivers and lakes full of catfish !!!!:big_smile:
     
  20. mattoonboy4

    mattoonboy4 New Member

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    i agree with catch and release and practice it as long as i have a full freezer, but if the freezer isnt full then i'm keepin whatever unlucky flatty swallows my hook...