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it's sad but there are very few bass left in the lake, surplus of crappie and waleye, mucho numbers of keepers but only miniscule numbers of bass!!!!!!  so if you're going to stockton don't waste your time fishing for bass, trust me not many bass left

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Shortest was 16 inches don't take my word for it ask the conservation officer that checked us. I will say we caught a lot that were short just have to weed them out to find the legal fish. It's all about bait choice. 

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55 minutes ago, G3Boater said:

Why keep a bass.. I assume they don't taste great. 

Ok...I have to ask.  Why have bass become sacred cows, so to speak.  Few, some do but few, question keeping legal walleye, even 5-6 pounders and they have similar growth rates as bass.  So the "live fast, die young" argument does not apply.  But keep a 5lb bass you better watch out!  Why are bass (any species of black bass)so sacred?  Just always wondered?

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10 minutes ago, Centrocercus said:

Ok...I have to ask.  Why have bass become sacred cows, so to speak.  Few, some do but few, question keeping legal walleye, even 5-6 pounders and they have similar growth rates as bass.  So the "live fast, die young" argument does not apply.  But keep a 5lb bass you better watch out!  Why are bass (any species of black bass)so sacred?  Just always wondered?

All people are different.  Different tastes, different values, different likes.  

Some like to release all fish, some like to keep a few, some like to keep their limit, some like to keep as many as they can.

Some like to see others do as they do... that's when you see arguments.  Why can't everybody think the same way???  Because it's just not so.

I don't necessarily like crappie.  It's a texture thing.  I like white bass, for the same reason.  I probably would like a largemouth or spot, for the same reason.  Firm meat.  But then again, it's all in the way you cook it.  I've met more people who say they HATE fish because the times they've tried it - whoever prepared it should be put in fish-cook-timeout.  I've won more people over to eating fish by my microwave trout recipe.

So we can agree to disagree.  I know, and everyone else should too, understand keeping some fish will draw arguments...  but at least on this fishing board, it will remain civil.

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On 5/4/2018 at 2:41 PM, jim m said:

it's sad but there are very few bass left in the lake, surplus of crappie and waleye, mucho numbers of keepers but only miniscule numbers of bass!!!!!!  so if you're going to stockton don't waste your time fishing for bass, trust me not many bass left

I think Jim is being facetious... 

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