NOT SURE WHAT TO CALL THIS, UMMM, A-HOLES AND IDIOTS!!!!! THATS ABOUT RIGHT.
Not sure if that title is suitable, it certainly fits the people I am going to talk about.Tonight as I headed back into shore I just happen to see six in the morning and six in the evening, that is what I call this person because they keep six Bass in the morning and six Bass in the evening. Not six eaters, oh no this person will cull out a two pounder to keep a five or six pounder. I think it's great that people keep and eat fish, but let's use common sense and keep the spawners going and try to leave some fish. No word of a lie, this person has kept over one hundred Bass in the last month. I have asked this person to maybe leave a few fish in the area, and then I hear him say " I am allowed, it's legal to keep six Bass". Very true, but just because it's legal doesn't mean to abuse it.So buddy takes his Bass and stabs them in the stomach with a pair of scissors. He then proceeds to cut the stomach, pull the fishes insides out and throws them onto the riverbank and in the water. Then he just throws the fish in the pail. Why not use a little more ethical style of slaughtering a Bass population. A-HOLE could at least cut the head off and clean them right. This one person is destroying a small river and seems to care less about it.A little history on this area, I have fished there for many years and so have others. There always seemed to be an unwritten code. Which was take a few small Bass at the beginning of the season, then it`s catch and release. This area has been awesome fishing for many years and it is now going down the tubes.When I stepped on to shore tonight, I noticed a Bowfin laying there.
He caught it and left it there. He told me he didn't like Bowfin because they kill Bass.HELLO!!!!!!!!! Idiot, who is the one killing Bass here. The Bowfin have been here for many years and the Bass population has been just fine all those years. I`ll admit I am not a huge fan of Bowfin.Now I get to see first hand how he deals with Bowfin, he begins to stomp on it`s head. Ya he just keeps pounding his foot into it`s head.
Like I said, I am not a huge fan of Bowfin, but if your going to kill an animal, at least do it in an ethical manner.
The white in the picture is the guy, I was trying to get a picture of him. I am not sure how many he had in his pail. It was half full of Bass with their stomachs cut open. I was trying to get a picture, It was not a pretty sight seeing half a pail of good size Bass with their stomachs slit open.I don`t know why we even have a Bass season, why worry about the spawn if people are just going to go crazy once the season opens.I am going to try and get some pictures of this guy next time.I was glad I kept my cool, my blood was boiling. On the ride home, for the first time I can remember, I didn't feel like fishing anymore.JUST BECAUSE IT`S LEGAL, DOESN'T MEAN ABUSE IT!!!!!!!!!