27 May May 26 – Short but Fat Catch and Release
Posted at 05:24h in Catch and Release 5 Comments
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.
JHPosted 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.
AnguillamanPosted at 15:35h, 27 May
I’m with you JH…the more C & R the better and the faster the release the better.
EdPosted 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.
AnguillamanPosted at 18:49h, 28 May
Ed, comment not directed towards you..just a general comment in reply to JH.
QuonnyPosted 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.