I've spent a lot of time with anglers who wouldn't keep a fish if their kids were starving to death. These guys, God bless them, think it's an actual sin to chunk a 2-pound bass in the cooler.
They go into spittle-spewing, eye-bulging, red-faced tantrums if the subject is even broached. Sorta like a "quality deer management" proponent when they see a photo of a kid proudly posing with a spike fresh out of its spots.
And I have to confess: I just don't get it. Yeah, I can let fish go, but ain't the real purpose behind fishing to actually keep some for dinner?
This vid shows the difficulty a die-hard catch-and-release angler has explaining the concept to Neaderthals like me.Read More...