Would you keep bass?

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How often would you keep bass if it was an option?

Poll closed May 15, 2020.
  1. Always

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  2. Most of the time

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  3. Sometimes

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  4. Never

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  1. Queue

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    How often would you keep bass if it were an option? Why or why not?
     
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    I would always release bass, unless the bass got mortally wounded in the hookset and battle hauling it in.
     
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    If I accidentally kill one I would take it and another smaller one home and eat it. I actually love bass, if it’s cooked right. And no doubt we need to take some out of our lakes...
     
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    Right on!
     
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    Calicos are yummy, green bass from what iver been told, not so much....
     
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    This is a tough one since Barrett is close to my heart. My family and I don’t really eat fish but If someone wanted some fish I’d keep a few.
     
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    I’m with toolbox on this one. If I put a bass back in and it happens to float up due to deep hook sets I see no reason to leave it to decompose. Although I don’t personally know how to cook fish, I know plenty of coworkers that are more than happy to take it and bring some back for my lunch the next day. On the rare occasion that I do choose to keep healthy fish I never kill anything bigger than than 1.5-2lbs.
     
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    A friend of mine harvest probably around 12-15 bass a year and eats every last bite. To me, they eat fair. Not the best, not the worst. Honestly if one or two were hooked deep I'd probably keep a few. How about those crappie though haha!
     
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    By the way, if this poll/question is eluding to the possibility that Barrett may instate a catch and keep limit in the future, my answer would be NO! The rules and regulations are what make it a special place. If fish( bass, bluegill, crappie, even those pesky bullheads) needs to be removed to maintain the health of the fishery, I prefer that the fisheries biologists and DFW be the only ones allowed to do so.
     
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    Max your Lao your suppose to know how to cook fish it's in our blood hahahaha
     
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    I think I caught three Crappie last year... threw them back too!
     
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    Largemouth bass from clean water is delicious. It’s like eating Crappie. Catch and release has its place but so do slot limits. I know I’ve posted this before but we fish Lake Powell and on that lake stripers are a mandatory catch and kill, no release and Wayne Gustavsson the fisheries biologist suggested years ago that people keep up to 15 smallmouth each per day of the smaller 10 to 14 inch fish. Since then, the quality and quantity of smallmouth has gone way up. As far as the striper fishing, they will just annihilate the Shad population if they are not kept in check. We take the offshore kill bag with 50 pounds of ice in it and just harvest stripers. They have a fantastic cleaning station at the south end of the lake with built-in disposal’s and electrical outlets for your electric fillet knife. We filet and vacuum seal on the spot. So yeah I would take a few bass out of one of our clean reservoirs for the table.
    We have poundage of yellowtail, tuna, white Seabass and other offshore fish in the freezer cause I’m a serious off shore guy to but fresh local fish, same day from a clean water reservoir is all good with me
     
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    You're in a Barrett forum so presumably the question is Barrett specific?
     
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    Calico I won't take but I have relaxed my stance on green bass and they are tasty if cooked right. My friend makes a really good foil wrapped cooked on the bbq one.
     
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    Can I trade them for tilapia?
     
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    Doesn't "foil wrap" take away the whole BBQ effect? Just asking.
     
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    I heard a long time ago barrett bass have a lot of black veins in the meat....don't know if that is still a thing. But I do think bass taste great and again strongly believe it would help the fishery.
     
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