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Old 11-14-2016, 02:35 AM
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Fishing..... For a meal???

So today I'm leaving the lake and on the way out of the Marina I see a guy fishing. I ask him if he has caught anything and he says "I got one but it was too small." I wish him luck and keep walking to the car. A few seconds later he hollers that he has something on his line so I walk back to see the action. Once he reels it in he mentions that "this one is perfect size" and asks me to take a picture. I snap a photo for him and he asks me to "send it to his mom so she knows I'm okay." I oblige and send it to the number he gives and wish him well. I walk to my car to leave, and as I'm pulling out of the parking lot I notice he didnt get in a car and he's walking out carrying his rod, reel, and fish. Am I wrong to think he was fishing for a meal? Is that even legal? Or healthy?
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:54 AM
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Nothing by wrong, totally legal, and healthy. By the smile on his face. I'd say he's going to be ok. At least for now.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:33 AM
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Nothing wrong with it. I have a friend that fishes for food all the time. He can afford to eat out but prefers to catch fresh fish and cook it. I'm guessing this guy is the same.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:41 AM
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It's not legal, if he doesn't have his fish lic. which he probably doesn't, if he's eating it for food. Also if the bass is out of season to catch it and keep it it's not legal. He looks like he's not starving by any means. Now if he had a hole bucket full of fish and undersized fish at that. Then I would be concerned, because people can over fish hole lakes, by illegally talking fish. And not paying towards a license, which keeps our lakes in check.


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Old 11-14-2016, 08:29 AM
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only illegal if he didn't acquire a license to fish
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:57 AM
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Health wise, they recommend not eating more then 4 fish caught in Chattahoochee per month. IIRC, it has to do with mercury levels in the river.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:39 AM
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Fishing..... For a meal???

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only illegal if he didn't acquire a license to fish


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Health wise, they recommend not eating more then 4 fish caught in Chattahoochee per month. IIRC, it has to do with mercury levels in the river.


Ya and if it's out of season, its illegal (lic or not). And yes, I wouldn't recommend eating fresh caught fish every day. Because of mercury levels. And that's everywhere you go now a days.


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Old 11-14-2016, 09:59 AM
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not a chance im eating anything that swims in the lake of dead bodies
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:09 AM
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Lake Lewisville? No health warnings, so eat away. Largemouth black bass, in season. License; how old is he? Don't need one if Under 17. Was this a State park? If so, no need for license if fishing from the bank.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:14 AM
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Ya and if it's out of season, its illegal (lic or not). And yes, I wouldn't recommend eating fresh caught fish every day. Because of mercury levels. And that's everywhere you go now a days.


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It is getting worse by the year. They also say stay away from bottom feeders such as catfish and older fish. I guess over time they end up ingesting more mercury and it builds up in their bodies.
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