Personal request

Discussion in 'Striper Fishing' started by Blind In Texas, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Blind In Texas

    Blind In Texas New Member

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    Since many of us are likely to haunt our favorite forums exclusively, I am posting this in all the fishing forums.

    I have read in several places where some anglers will injure garfish by breaking the jaws or throwing them onto the bank. I believe this act, regardless of which type of fish it is purported upon, is cruel and unnecessary.

    We all have our preferances of targeted fish. The killing and mutilation of fish, which we deem unfit, not only reduces potential food sources for our target fish but, reduces the numbers of certain fish targeted by other anglers.

    I personally couldn't care less about largemouth bass or any other kind of bass, crappie, walleye, bowfish, gaspergoo, mooneye, grass carp, common carp, bullhead, asian carp, smallmouth buffalo, black buffalo, mullet or any other kind fish I don't like to eat. However, unless the state deems that they are toxic or invasive, they go back into the water or are cut up for bait as the law allows.

    We ARE the stewards of our invironment. To those that destroy animals for the sake of satisfying your own preferance, I would hope you will have a change of heart and be considerate of other animals and other anglers. You are not GOD and I hope that the judgement you pass will benefit animals and people alike.

    End of rant.
     
  2. Papa64

    Papa64 New Member

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    I'll second that.
     

  3. Mildog

    Mildog Member

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    Agreed...

    We have the snakehead here in VA that the state says kill and report. Other than those anything I catch goes back if I dont want to use it for food or bait.
     
  4. Moose1

    Moose1 New Member

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    I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT..
     
  5. Blind In Texas

    Blind In Texas New Member

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    Thanks fellas. It is disturbing and frustrating to see fish on the bank.

    RODGER. Very moving signature.
     
  6. gabby

    gabby New Member

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    You are right, if you dont eat them put em back
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I have to agree with you brother. Great post.
     
  8. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    I do believe in responsible harvest in whatever it is, God made it so its not trash even if its not your favorite.