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Created by Scott McKee Oct 31, 2018 at 1:09pm. Last updated by Scott McKee Oct 31, 2018.
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I had this up yesterday, but thanks for posting Rich. I realize the fella's intentions were good, but Musky Hunter is encouraging anglers catching muskies out of season to overhandle them and glorifying dead fish swimming.
Maybe we need to reach out to the bass and walleye groups who commonly fish in musky waters to teach them how to handle musky when they encounter them. This fish swam away but it still may not have survived. They were fishing for bass. What they should have done, since it was out of season and the fish was spawning was break or cut the line. The lure loss would have been no big deal. Then when they got it to the boat, they handled it improperly after it was totally warn out from the fight. They never should have even took it out of the water. It would be a miracle if the fish actually survived. These people just don't understand. With a bass it is not as big of a deal because they are much more plentiful and it doesn't take 25 years for them to grow to trophy size.
Furthermore This is technically an admission to breaking the law. He should have been arrested fir not following the fishing regulations.
Whenever you want to go to a bass or walleye club, I'll go with you.
I feel that the DEC should charge him but I don't know if it wold be possible to get them to act on that. Also, I have heard that very often when someone gets charged with violating fishing regulations, depending on the town the violation was committed, the judge might dismiss the case or lower the charges. I do remember that onetime I was in court in Irondequoit NY for a traffic violation and two peol=ple were up for charges of possession of bass out of season and the judge slapped the with a pretty hefty fine for each fish. If the DEC wold charge him, at least he would have to go to court. But then it would depend on the Judge. Of course if the Judge is a member of a bass fishing organization that the defendant belongs to< he might go easy on him.
Are you guys serious about charging him? He should get an award that he dove into the water in 18 feet to get it off the bottom to be sure it swam away. Thats giving catch and release a whole new meaning. Seriously who wouldnt take a photo of a 60 inch fish?
People we're talking about this. I thought to post it up again and ask what people think about the questions I have asked.
Some think he deserves an award Great. Others think he should have released it earlier because it was out of Season.
This is a Forum talking about a subject matter, bring people onto the site and getting there opinions.
Have a Great Opener. tight lines, Rich.
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