Post By: OCwalleye Posted: 6/29/2012 8:30:18 PM Points: 199
It seems that every post of some one catching fish and keeping them or asking for recipes etc. turns into some one or many people bashing them about it.
I support catch and release I return 99% of the fish i catch in colorado and it kills me, I mean absolutley kills me when I see people taking fish to eat that are undersized, or out of small ponds that I think can't sustain that much pressure. I am ok with people taking fish out of larger lakes those IMO can handle some/most of the pressure, as long as they are following the rules.
But come on guys this is fishing website, and belive it or not keeping fish is part of fishing, and people should not be scared to post pictures/talk about fish they kept. It's their right as fisherman. All of us need to steep back and look at the big picture, this site should be used as a place for people wanting help, and those that want to give it. As well to meet people to fish with, and to check how lakes are doing. Also to brag a little to!! I love this site, but I hate to see people getting scolleded for keep fish. It's there right!!! I am only 16 and can understand this.
The posts that generate the most negativity are pictures of big, dead bass or big, dead lakers. Anyone who has been on this site for more than fifteen minutes knows this. If you're going to keep one of these fish, take your pictures before you put it on the stringer or before you take it home to your kitchen and you won't get attacked.
IMO, most of the people who post these pictures know what is going to happen and they do it on purpose just to stir the pot.
I agree with both of you!!! OC Walleye - you are referring to the post with no pics of a guy asking for recipies for Crappie and Bass. ZZZ- you are referring to the myrid of stringer/dead fish/kitchen pics that upset others....
In my opinion people need to show some restraint on both sides of these issues. Like you said ZZZ I learned real quick what gets people hung here.
I always go by the advice of "If you don't have anything nice to say..." That however does not take away from spirited debate in a tactful, well thought out manner.
Team FMFO, no craw tubes yet but I am going to get some for sure!!!
I really enjoy the site and have also learned to view things in different ways too when some presents a well thought out arguement but when it's pointless slamming/ranting it is just silly.
Even if I don't agree with an idea presented I can at least see a different perspective. There are several threads I would like to start up that are controversial but I don't want to be labeled a troll, stirring the pot, etc. I have thought about starting threads of a controversial nature on the + side as well but I figure I will just keep things on a positive note as much as possible.
I really use the site to pick up what I can about tactics (like that pic of the craw tube you used), places to fish (without hot spotting), and to meet people that share the common passion of fishing.
Reply by: OCwalleye Posted: 6/30/2012 9:39:43 AM Points: 199
Jkaboom- I really use the site to pick up what I can about tactics (like that pic of the craw tube you used), places to fish (without hot spotting), and to meet people that share the common passion of fishing. Thank you that's what it's all about
Reply by: JKaboom Posted: 7/1/2012 7:14:41 AM Points: 922
OWell heck yeah :) I pick up a lot of tidbits from people on here, everyone in this thread as a matter of fact. I know there is a lot od silliness to sift through but just like anything if you love it, its worth the effort.
If we lead by examlpe others can learn from us and we can learn from them.
I would urge people to consider trying this: For a whole week really concentrate on what you think, say, and do and ask yourself 3 things -
1). Does this thought, statement, action contribute or take away from the situation? 2). How does this thought, statement, action make me feel? 3). (If applicable) How does this thought, statement, action make others feel (yes our thoughts come through in non-verbals etc that affect others).