NAFC does a noteworthy job to mention catch and release often enough we all should practice it , at least have some restraint in what we do keep, and a few of the ones on the show ask not to target bass on beds so they can protect their young and add to the population. So i write this, after holding back a while to ask the NAFC upper people this. One , look at that stringer in the photo promoting the crappies after dark, even if there isnt a limit in whatever state that may be in for crappie , is that really promoting responcibility as a fisherman to have that many in a trip? Granted nobody knows how many anglers are splitting that count , i mean cmon. Yea i can imagine some if not most will be frozen, why not take less and come back for more when ya need?
Two , lets talk about that dont bother bass on beds, yet read february 2009 "Get the drop on cold bass" by Mark Hicks, the last paragraph on page 15 reads "One of the few times i want a slow fall is immediately after the spawn. Then I'll cast an unweighted Yum Dinger around cover where bass are guarding fry -Dave Wolak......
My take on that ,,, One , a touring bass pro, as stated in sentence one got that quoted in NAFC and it flew over top dog heads? Two , that really what being a pro about ? HERES TO BEIN A ROOKIE . Three, should continued pro sponcership be proper? Maybe we better make sure pros cant use dynamite as bait.
Yea i like the mag, i like Dr. Hal, Love the lindners, Hate the fact july august and septembers mags all roll into one, when i want and need you most. Not gonna boycott, but i would like some feedback on this stuff.
One last thing i'd like to say, i know all state fishing laws are different but does that make it ok to keep foul hooked fish? All personal opinion i'm sure, but the next time i see a "pro" keep a foul hooked fish i'ma start readin other state fishing laws because i've seen two different "pros" keep foul hooked , not gonna mention names , wont do any good to, but , i'm watching your shows still, but keep in mind a lot of people are watching, you could either set an example or realize you could be passing on bad habits unknowingly . I am still watching , i've seen 2 do it, (dont get me wrong , not seen on NAFC shows) and if i see it again, it's research time, and you two always state where your at and fishing laws of every state can probobly be found online, how bad would ya look if you was arrested for poaching? If you've read this far , thanks for the time, i love fishing, i think the Lindners are some of the best ever, Al amazes me and i would provide him my float tube anyday. Maybe even the one with the fish finder in it.