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Old 08-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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I am more inclined to string them thru the bottom jaw and not impead the gills from doing their job for the reason you gave.
Exactly. Its amazing the difference honestly (for those not fortunant to have had the experience).

After a long day walleye fishing (switched to northerns for mid day) in Canada years ago, one of the fish had died relatively early into the day (hooked in gills unfortunantly) and had to be put on ice. All the others made it through to the cleaning table. One bite of a certain piece and you could tell it was the one from the ice chest!

It didnt have a foul taste, its just not as..."crisp" I guess would be the way to put it.

This theory has since proven itself time and time again. If you put in the extra effort to keep them alive as long as possible it will be worth it IMHO.


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Eh, I didn't even need the damned thing.

Went to a little lake that is allegedly stocked with rainbows and bass every month, didn't get the first bite off of something big. Caught a couple of bluegill, but nothing worth keeping.



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Trout, bass and bluegill usally don't get stocked in the same pond down here anyway. The only time I ever heard of trout being stocked in a pond with bass and bluegill is at fish georgia in the winter, they have a hatchery there. Idk maybe things are different where you live.

It still got you out doing what you like to do in a nice place, huh.

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Yeah- Rainbows and bass have different temp/ oxygen needs. BTW, this is the lake just up the road from me- built with fees from fishing licenses- open to the public for fishing- no gasoline motors. 65 acres of peace and quiet and great fishing- One state record Largemouth from there.


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Well I would use to mow my grass, trim the trees clean the house. If she was hot I would use her for some adult entertainment.


Oh my bad I thought you said stranger not stringer.

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Funny side note: Stringers are illegal in Germany. They consider it cruel to the fish. Once caught, a fish is to be killed immediately and put on ice. They too, think this makes them taste better. .

Rather amusing because Germans go to great lengths for fresh trout. They have live trout tanks at supermarkets & restaurants kinda like we have live lobster tanks here in the East Coast. They are also very adept at smoking trout as well.

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Well, I'm at a family reunion in a 2nd-rate resort in the Shenandoahs, and the place advertises that they stock Rainbows 10 times a year in a couple acre pond. They made it a point to set limits on bass, so I'm assuming there might be some in there.

Way I see it, it's either too hot for 'em or I just came at a bad time, and that's why I didn't catch anything.

Used the same setup as I did back in May when between me and my dad we bagged about 20 Rainbows on a bigger lake.

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Well, I'm at a family reunion in a 2nd-rate resort in the Shenandoahs, and the place advertises that they stock Rainbows 10 times a year in a couple acre pond. They made it a point to set limits on bass, so I'm assuming there might be some in there.

Way I see it, it's either too hot for 'em or I just came at a bad time, and that's why I didn't catch anything.

Used the same setup as I did back in May when between me and my dad we bagged about 20 Rainbows on a bigger lake.
Heat up here in MI is starting to kill off the fish or so I hear. Trout of the rainbow variety and many others tend to be cool water fish.

Look deep for them.
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Wow, nice double post.

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This is how you use them each stringer weighed roughly 500 pounds that day


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