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Old 09-14-2002, 06:03 AM
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No, we're not a devout C&R board by any means but for a broad number of reasons I think most end up releasing a large percentage of what they catch. But a fish for the table is definitely a part of the reward of angling for most I've gathered from their posts. I certainly have no problem with it and keep a fish now and then for enjoyment. I haven't kept a fish this year yet but probably will before winter.

One area where C&R is non-negotiable in my book is wild steelhead in the lower 48 where they are clinging to survive despite competition with hatchery fish, dams, etc. In Washington, the Wild Steelhead Coalition is a perfect example of the kind of organization that works to hold the line on this. I would imagine in Alaska hatchery vs. wild is not an issue of this magnitude.

Anyway, good to have you in the community! This is a great bunch of folks here.
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