Bass seems to be an aquired taste, to me it the best in the world but thats of coarse that what i was raised on. I'll tear the mess out of fresh bass, batter it up throw on some tonys and get to town. For the most part at tourneys they put them back in the water, usally right where they weight in so if you find a weight in spot fish it right after a tourney and you should catch a few. hvacfowler i bet your son had a hugh smile on his face when he brought up that fish, a 4 pounder is pretty good for a man and i bet he though he had a log on there, i remember when i was younger fishin with my stepbrother, one night he pull two fish over 5 pounds almost one right after the other, i was thrilled for him but alitte jealous too. Theres nothing better than seeing a kid get excited over fishing. As far as catch and realease well i see just like anything else, if you can't eat it then don't keep it. Me personally i love to eat them so i tend to keep more than most but i have a personal size limit to keeping fish 15 inches or better. Also if you find a private pond that is just full of fish it helps if you talk some so other fish will get bigger, just like shooting doe's to control deer population.
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