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12/27/12 09:07 PM

Friend of mine on here is getting ready to have surgery and has done most of the work himself on his boat as far as sanding, etc. Need to find someone that is able to paint it at a good price? If you know of anyone or a good place, please let me know. Lives in Fall River, Ma. so anything close would be great but if not, something can be worked out, Thanks, Dale

11/06/12 06:56 PM

New video updated of Mark Lassagne...editor in chief of Bass Angler Magazine...hell of a guy

11/06/12 02:30 PM

Anyone interested in subscribing or know of any tackle shops that would like to have a Bass Angler Magazine display, please let me know. Thanks, Dale...booyah62

Best bass fishing mag out, no ads, all the top pro's and info from them and more....Contact me at malibupower62@yahoo.com or 978-237-1469

10/10/12 09:27 AM

Suppose to be a great day tomorow and with the sun back in the picture, going out for a couple hours and see what happens. Pics and trip will follow. Have a great day everyone and wishing you the best for the upcoming weekend.

09/23/12 10:51 PM

Awesome day of fishing up at Lake Boone with my brother Denny also on site. Many largemouth caught casting under docks and around boats, Weather was great and pictures will be up soon.

11/23/11 05:21 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Day to All!!

04/22/11 05:53 PM

Hi Everyone. It's the season again for catching the largemouths or whatever you prefer, hope everyone has good luck and a great year. Been out a couple times to 800 Broadway in Haverhill, a small pond and caught a few but nothing big. Seem to be biting slow but I prefer to fish that way, so all is good,lol. updates and pics coming soon. Again, wishing everyone a successful year and great bassin.

02/04/11 08:55 AM

Whats up? Where the HECK you been? Shocked

12/31/10 01:57 PM

A safe and Happy New Year to you all.
Spring is right around the corner.

08/24/10 07:52 AM

Good luck in Panama, and thanks for the input. Never mind me being safe. You be careful!

08/23/10 09:37 PM

Shawn, what do the folks up in your neck of the lake think of this issue:

I recently took a 22 inch, 5 pound bass from the Yantic River above Fitchville Pond. A few site members have reviewed the trip and given low scores. I should have released it? I have some confusion here.

My understanding is this. If you take small bass, say 2 lbs or less, that is one bass that will not grow up to be a big bass and spawn (maybe it has, maybe it hasn't) and raise more little bass which in turn will grow up to be big bass. However, a big bass will eat more food, which may in turn, lower the survivability of the smaller fish.

However, if you only take larger fish, you are removing a “big eater” which (I assume) has already spawned and leave the smaller bass to grow and become big bass which can spawn and leaving more “bait/food” for the smaller bass to grow………on and on.

Now I realize the reason for slot limits which, many complain about, but I seem to have imposed on myself for a couple of reasons without even realizing it.
(1) I like to eat fish now and then, but I’m not a big fan of cleaning them. Therefore, keeping the big one allows a meal without having to clean several small ones.
(2) I also feel that small ones should get a chance to grow up and spawn, so I will release them unless I injure them in the process of catching or de-hooking them.

From what I have read (and not just from the link below) a 1 year old spawning age/size bass could weigh as much as two pounds. That 5 pound bass I took could have been anywhere from 2 years old to 5 years old depending on food supply.


What is the best for the fish population and recreational fishing? I realize that the answer to this question is primarily one of opinion and maybe there is realy not one correct answer, but I'll take my lumps. Maybe I should make this a pole but the rational options are not clear to me.

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