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Just wondering how many of you fisherman out there catch and release or keep your limit everytime you go out?

It would be cool to see what the average is


Im mainly a trout guy. When I fish the locals I never keep more than 2 fish and thats only if im planing to eat them that night. But I can say 90% of the time I release them. If I go camping for instance I would keep one fish a day fo dinner and release the rest.
I honestly hate to bonk fish, I feel for those poor fish.
Louis Vuitton

If I'm with a friend, just me and him, I usually release all trout because I don't like to eat trout- cant stand them. If im on a family trip, i'll keep two a night, for my parents (1 each) for dinner.
If I'm fishing for salmon, I usually keep my limit of pinks.When it comes to coho, I only fish in the states for them, because thats where the closest and best beach are for them for me (five mins from house, coho 20 feet off the beach), and I sometimes keep my limit, if there is a huge return predicted- but always following regulations on size and non/hathery.
The Yak

I release about 95% of the trout I catch. 50% of the Salmon
bass master 99

i realease everything to make a difference so that many generations after me can have the great angling experience that we have

I just fish local lakes for trout and bass, usually only keep 1 or 2 healthly trout every so often. Don't keep bass because of the declining population in the lake that I fish for them in.
papa fro

Great topic----2 silver dogs from Squamish[candy], 4 socks from the river[cold smoked], 2 ocean springs[hot smoke],2 halibut bbq'd. Trout, steelies, sturgeon and anything else all released. Gives my wife, kids and folks enough tasters and keeps me getting out there!

if my freezer is getting bare i'll keep my limit of whatever i'm fishing for. as long as you eat what you catch. after that throw em back. today i'm making a creamy dill salmon sauce on noodles. fantastic

The only reason I would keep a trout is if I am camping and I can cook it on the fire. Thats the only way I like it. I will keep 1 or two health Salmon, but I only fish every 2 years....
capt ahab

I would kill my limit of springs if I where in the salt maybe a couple Halibut and some bottom fish for fish and chips, and a few brookies when Ice fishing. Most rainbows are released unless they are wounded, river fishing most every thing goes back, might kill a Sockey for the table if I make it out to the Gong show. I have been thinking of killing a Steelhead on the Vedder but haven't yet.

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