May 26 – Short but Fat Catch and Release

May 26 – Short but Fat Catch and Release

Ed Lambert from Byfield, MA caught this 24 inch at the point yesterday at 3:30pm using clams. Not a keeper but made for a better day. Released him back unharmed.


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  • JH
    Posted at 09:23h, 27 May

    If the intention is to release please do so quickly and not drag it up onto the sand for a photo-op. Place a 24inch marker on your rod so you can quickly judge size and the release them without much if any time out of the water.

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 15:35h, 27 May

    I’m with you JH…the more C & R the better and the faster the release the better.

  • Ed
    Posted at 06:56h, 28 May

    It was back in the water in under 30 seconds. Not dragged. If people want to go the conservation route about stripers then I guess you throw back all the 15lb plus fish cause they are more than likely females right.

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 18:49h, 28 May

    Ed, comment not directed towards you..just a general comment in reply to JH.

  • Quonny
    Posted at 08:18h, 29 May

    Guys, the 2011 MA commercial harvest was over 97,000 bass landed 30″ plus length. If we want to conserve then stop the commercial harvest of Bass and declare it a game fish.

    Just to compare: the photo op of the total commercial catch would be a row of Bass laid side by side from the river to the end of the Refuge.

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