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Old 08-28-2007, 08:09 AM
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Yep...it's hard to break out of the mindset of C&R. Certain fish you associate with keeping, like bream or, down here, speckled trout (saltwater); those fish reproduce in vast numbers - in the case of speckled trout, they spawn from May to September. It's a little different in the small streams in the mountains, plus the brookies are just now making a comeback - it would be hard for me to keep one, even if it would benefit the stream. It would be a little easier with the rainbows, as they aren't native. Of course, the challenge is that 7 inch mark - I seem to get a lot in the 6 inch range.
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