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Catch and release...and re-release...

centermass556centermass556 Senior MemberPosts: 3,534 Senior Member
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Not exactly like that- - - - -but I have pulled up a stringer of nothing but fish heads after a bunch of turtles got to my catch!
    Jerry
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    I've done that too...Or pulled up a bush hook with a cottom mouth at the other end...
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I practice fillet and release. Same-same. :tooth:

    Edit to add:
    Regarding releasing a fish and having it eaten by another fish, that is really common in salt water. I've had bottlenose dolphins steal sea trout right off the hook. And have had more than one short grouper pitched back in the water be eaten by a shark lurking close to the boat. And during the tarpon fishing tournaments the hammerhead sharks come running and eat tarpon still being fought, or grab them as soon as the tired fish is released. Out in the Gulf fishing for bait I've caught big grouper on way too light tackle by hooking a fish that will be used as bait, and the grouper wasn't willing to wait for it to reappear on a heavier hook and tackle. Salt water fishing can be interesting; it's an either eat or get eaten world.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,677 Senior Member
    And I thought this thread was about illegal aliens and/or our criminal justice system!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    The latest cop bushwhacker would fit that category- - - - - an illegal alien drug dealer with a string of arrests and several aliases, and deported twice!
    Jerry
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    The latest cop bushwhacker would fit that category- - - - - an illegal alien drug dealer with a string of arrests and several aliases, and deported twice!
    Jerry
    I honestly thought that is what this thread was about before I opened it.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    The latest cop bushwhacker would fit that category- - - - - an illegal alien drug dealer with a string of arrests and several aliases, and deported twice!
    Jerry

    The good Sheriff of Maricopa County AZ, Joe Arpiao, has a lot to say about that illegal murderer (and others) on TV.

    Far as fish is concerned, I got a fishin fool of a friend in TX who and everyone in the tournaments have catch and release. They catch the same tagged ones over and over weeks/months apart so I don't know about bass dying when thrown back at least, not there.

    Maybe the technique used to remove the hook and what predator fish is a waiting.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Most bass tournaments won't allow dead or dying fish to be weighed in, and they have pretty effective release methods to minimize stress on the fish. The "release" shown in the video looked pretty amateurish.
    Jerry
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