RE:Reminiscing about freshwater dorado
According to what I've read, those are some mean muthas you are holding. Their stout salmon shape and powerful fins indicate a real battle... in fact I can see it on your face! I guess they are the national fish of Argentina, eh?
There's no shame in consuming fish where there are plenty and where the fish are well-used. I often kept a few hatchery steelhead to smoke for gifts at Christmas while I lived out in Seattle. These came from a river that produced up to 16,000 rod/reel caught steelhead in a season.
This is not to say that I did not practice C&R, I kept very few fish over several years. Those that I kept were fully utilized. <img src="http://18.104.22.168/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif[/img]
Strangely, I left New England for Seattle when striper populations were in bad shape. Since my return, I still have a very hard time keeping them even though they are plentiful. For all the legal fish I have caught, the only keepers I gutted last season belonged to clients. I'll probably eat a couple this year (we'll see).