View Full Version : Fallfish frustrations

Ken G
09-05-2007, 12:31 PM
Hi to all,

I enjoyed reading Gerry Romer's recent post at Little River Outfitters Forum (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/archive/index.php/) > Fly Fishing Board (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/archive/index.php/f-64.html) > Smoky Mountain Fishing (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/archive/index.php/f-73.html) > East Prong regarding some fun that he had catching recently catching a barking fallfish [see photo: http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/gwrom/EPSN1306.jpg .}

In New England, where I fish every time that I can sneak away, I catch many of these good-fighting but really annoying fish. Lately, I've been killing the fallfish that I catch by throwing them into the woods for a raccoon's late night snack, thinking that such an action will provide trout and bass in the water more food to find and help their reproduction, but the environmentalist in me reminds me that killing fallfish is wrong and that I should let these native eastern-U.S. fish continue to live in their local streams and rivers. Has anyone had a similar dilemma?

Are fallfish edible? I've not found one record of a recipe (or practice of anyone eating them) on any web search ...and I'm not inclined to cook one yet.

What's everyone's advice? I will heed your thoughts.

Many thanks and happy fall (the season) fishing!

Ken G