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Do many of you guys eat Bass #6331872
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Been fishing a 5 acre pond that's gonna be drained eventually and it is full of 10--15 inch Bass and 8-10 inch Bluegill. Since it is totally private without any connecting State water there is no length or possession limit. Have some friends Bass fishermen, that are totally disturbed that I would keep and eat any Bass. In 5 hours yesterday three of us caught over 300 Bass all clones of each other and I filleted a good mess of them to fry up. I have seen a lot of lakes where small Bass are a nuisance IMO. I understand catch and release to protect trophy fisheries but I think releasing them all no matter where you catch them is insane. Sorry about rant just don't care for being judged because I choose to eat what I legally harvest.

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331874
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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331875
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Yes sir I eat bass smallmouth,largemouth and kys have no problem saying so. I don't depleat the resource but figure if people don't like it they shoulda kept um there self!! Ha
Bass is one of my favorite eating fish one of!
Colt

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331880
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I'm all for killing as many LM bass as possible. But, in my favorite lake, you can't keep any bass.

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331885
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If they are draining the pond eat as many as you can. Yes most smaller waters get over populated and stunt their growth the 10 - 13 size bass eat very well. Dont worry with what others think.

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331891
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I will if their caught through the ice here. They seem to be more solid body.

Usually on a private pond.


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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331912
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Of course, I eat them. They are edible, that's what they're for. Release some too, really depends how many I feel like cleaning.


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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331914
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Yuk!!

One of the worst tasting fish there is. Lol

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331919
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Nevah ! .......there are plenty of trout to eat.

Last edited by Nessmuck; 09/24/18 08:04 AM.

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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331920
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Not for human consumption. We have walleye.


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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331926
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Spot on Les


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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: trapper les] #6331928
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Originally Posted By: trapper les
Not for human consumption. We have walleye.


Exactly


Eh...wot?

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331929
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If they are draining the Pond. Why not eat them. I also would give some to family and friends if they like to eat fish. Lots of folks I know just like eating fish, Period. They don't care what species it is like alot of us do.

If I wasn't going to eat them I would be bagging them up for Trapping Bait.

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331931
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14-16" bass get filleted

Can't keep them below 14" in michigan. 16" or more get put back to hopefully get big enough to go in the wall

Actually just finished cleaning fish we caught last night. Including a 14" bass


But this 21" bass went back last night.
The wife's first " big bass". She wanted to eat it, as she loves eating fish. But I told her " if it goes home it goes on the wall, not to be eaten". She chose to release it. This is her first year fishing with the son and I


The moonrise was beautiful last night too


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If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: MINK I LOVE] #6331932
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Originally Posted By: MINK I LOVE
If they are draining the Pond. Why not eat them. I also would give some to family and friends if they like to eat fish. Lots of folks I know just like eating fish, Period. They don't care what species it is like alot of us do.

If I wasn't going to eat them I would be bagging them up for Trapping Bait.
agree,,shouldnt be wasted. I just prefer other panfish. Would eat if needed food

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331937
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..only when skinned and their "ear" organ under the skin cut out when filleted...gets rid of strong fish taste.


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Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331942
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If I had walleye close by I would be all over em but central Indiana has limited fishing opportunities and trout are put and take in only a few waters around here. I agree I prefer to eat out of colder water but hate to see all of this good meat go to waste when they decide to pull the plug on this pond. Its nice to be able to talk with like minded people on these topics. I am considered an odd duck by most in my area due to my view of why buy it when you can catch or harvest better protein way cheaper. They really freak out when I put fresh muskrat or young groundhog on the smoker.

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4 yr old and I from our land last night...he is learning...river bass hitting hard in the cool and getting real meaty. Much better fish to eat though

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: RHuff] #6331950
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Originally Posted By: RHuff
If I had walleye close by I would be all over em but central Indiana has limited fishing opportunities and trout are put and take in only a few waters around here. I agree I prefer to eat out of colder water but hate to see all of this good meat go to waste when they decide to pull the plug on this pond. Its nice to be able to talk with like minded people on these topics. I am considered an odd duck by most in my area due to my view of why buy it when you can catch or harvest better protein way cheaper. They really freak out when I put fresh muskrat or young groundhog on the smoker.


So what time should I be over for dinner?

Re: Do many of you guys eat Bass [Re: eastwood44mag] #6331953
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Only if they come out of warm muddy water. I think that improves the taste.

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