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That's outstanding! Congrats!

Added to my list of things to try one day!

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Season opens in 9 days if you want to book a trip let me know. If we kill one it gets sold and you get 50% off the next trip...
 

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Awesome beast. As I recall from the Hemingway story, Santiago had to strap his marlin to the side of his boat. At least you didn't lose it to the sharks.
 

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yeah i got to go a little faster than he did... plus the sig sauer makes short work of sharks lol
 

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Here is a newbie question:

Does anybody eat the large mouth bass they catch in Massachusetts ponds or lakes? If not, why not?
I don't. For two reasons: First, I don't like the taste of freshwater fish except for trout (Based on my personal experience). Second, my local lake is heavy on the dioxin pollution and I don't want to poison myself.

I'll eat the living hell out of stripers, blues, fluke, and other saltwater fish, though.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Are the pollution levels bad all over Mass or are there just certain areas to avoid?

Another way to ask is: Are there any non-polluted lakes or pond where a person would be safe eating the bass caught?

I have never tasted a large mouth bass. My friends from down South say they are a good eatin' fish. Maybe I will have to go to South Carolina or Georgia to find out.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Are the pollution levels bad all over Mass or are there just certain areas to avoid?

Another way to ask is: Are there any non-polluted lakes or pond where a person would be safe eating the bass caught?

I have never tasted a large mouth bass. My friends from down South say they are a good eatin' fish. Maybe I will have to go to South Carolina or Georgia to find out.
Some, not all. The .gov keeps a list of the ones that are unsafe. Proximity to cities and industrial zoned areas (or historically industrial zoned areas) seems to be a good hint.

With LMB, the taste seems to depend on the season. Cold water= former flesh and tasty. Warm water = mushy and gross. Again, from my experience.

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Put the hurting on the tog yesterday. Left the house at the crack of noon!

We also caught a fish one of us broke off earlier in the day, it had out hook in it. Third time I've seen this

 
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