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Default 50 Poundah -- what would you do?

After reading any of my almost true books, you are more likely to catch a moby striper. Were you to catch one, what would you do with it?
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Default Re: 50 Poundah -- what would you do?

Right now? Let it go. I don't want attention. I'd enjoy it, set it free, and go back to fishing.
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Default Re: 50 Poundah -- what would you do?

I would release it as quickly as possible doing my best to make sure it is in recovery first. No picture. No measurements.
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Responses don't surprise me because the ethic has evolved. Keep that in mind when you analyse other evolving situations" that feelings/responses change with times. Time was when your fathers would have said, "would have kept that buggah in a heartbeat, why throw back a fish of a lifetime?" On the other hand, does one striper matter in a sea full of stripers? Or does killing one when the draggers are harvesting them by the ton for the commercial market?
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