Re: Eat that fish, or release it?
Typically I always release when fishing rivers and streams. It's my opinion that you gotta do everything you can to help wild trout. However, lately I have kept a few rainbows from some of our local lakes. Reasons why is because recently my fishing partners have been my two young sons. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to teach them about fish biology as well as being able to show them how to sustainably harvest your own food from your environment. Nothing like fishing with the little ones and enjoying your catch with them at the dinner table.