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Old 07-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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My little cousin caught this in Hagg this morning

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Old 07-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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Wow what a pig! Looks like its eating his hand.
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When they cleaned it out it had a trout in its stomach
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When they cleaned it out it had a trout in its stomach
Definitely a fish that should have been released.
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I agree,, take weight, lots of pics, measurements and release it back
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Yes totally should have been released!
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Nice Fish and he can keep it if he wants to.
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Hagg is a fishery with not too many big bass in it and it needs those type of genes in it. My opinion if you want to eat a bass keep one that's like 16 inches or less not a 6 pounder! Let someone else catch it too!
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I wouldn't of kept it either but he was excited and didnt know any better.

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By the way it was 25.5 inches and weighed 7lb12oz
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Hopefully thats the last big one he kills. I have a buddy who killed a 7lber and he swears it gave him 7 years bad luck on catching big bass.
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If you want to eat your fish then eat it. Hagg has a lot of big bass in it. Last time I looked hagg had the state record smally. But if it was me he would have been free to swim. good fish and hope he was good eatin .


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My little cousin caught this in Hagg this morning

Judging by the photo it was caught by hand, therefore hook and line catch and release ethics do not apply. He obviously was in Cro-Magnon mode.........
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I wouldn't think twice about releasing that big of a fish.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:24 PM   #18
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I've seen videos of people noodling catfish - this is the first I've heard of a bass being caught this way. Don't try that technique with walleye.
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My little cousin caught this in Hagg this morning

Did a little research and, as I suspected, your cousin used a Crossface Chickenwing hold to catch the largemouth, Al Linder would be proud.....

Crossface chickenwing[edit]

A chickenwing variation where the wrestler applies the chickenwing to one of the opponent's arms. The wrestler then uses his free arm to wrap it around the neck of the opponent in a "single hand" sleeper hold. Although the crossface chickenwing has been used for a number of years in professional wrestling, it's invention is often attributed to Bob Backlund, who used it as his finisher for most of his career.

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Great fish and congratulations. I don't recall him asking anyone if it was okay to keep it. He paid for his license and tags for fishing and has the right to do whatever he wants with the fish. And way to make him feel good about catching a trophy fish.I'm sure all of you at that age would have made the decision to release a trophy size fish and think of only doing what the fish police would want you to do. I hope he goes out and gets another one and if he chooses to let it go great for him and if he chooses to keep it great for him. Hagg Lake was never intended as a bass lake but has turned into a trophy bass lake.great job again on catching a once in a lifetime fish for a lot of people and keep a smile on your face and go out and catch another one.great job!
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Great fish and congratulations. I don't recall him asking anyone if it was okay to keep it. He paid for his license and tags for fishing and has the right to do whatever he wants with the fish. And way to make him feel good about catching a trophy fish.I'm sure all of you at that age would have made the decision to release a trophy size fish and think of only doing what the fish police would want you to do. I hope he goes out and gets another one and if he chooses to let it go great for him and if he chooses to keep it great for him. Hagg Lake was never intended as a bass lake but has turned into a trophy bass lake.great job again on catching a once in a lifetime fish for a lot of people and keep a smile on your face and go out and catch another one.great job!

They start coming out of the woodwork if they see someone not fishing like they think it should be done! Good job kid you outsmarted him your good to keep him if you want.
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Great fish and congratulations. I don't recall him asking anyone if it was okay to keep it. He paid for his license and tags for fishing and has the right to do whatever he wants with the fish. And way to make him feel good about catching a trophy fish.I'm sure all of you at that age would have made the decision to release a trophy size fish and think of only doing what the fish police would want you to do. I hope he goes out and gets another one and if he chooses to let it go great for him and if he chooses to keep it great for him. Hagg Lake was never intended as a bass lake but has turned into a trophy bass lake.great job again on catching a once in a lifetime fish for a lot of people and keep a smile on your face and go out and catch another one.great job!
roger that I wonder if any of the complainers have ever tagged a wild salmon....you know, a native fish to our waters that really does make a difference when it spawns

dandy bass, and congrats!
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Great fish and congratulations. I don't recall him asking anyone if it was okay to keep it. He paid for his license and tags for fishing and has the right to do whatever he wants with the fish. And way to make him feel good about catching a trophy fish.I'm sure all of you at that age would have made the decision to release a trophy size fish and think of only doing what the fish police would want you to do. I hope he goes out and gets another one and if he chooses to let it go great for him and if he chooses to keep it great for him. Hagg Lake was never intended as a bass lake but has turned into a trophy bass lake.great job again on catching a once in a lifetime fish for a lot of people and keep a smile on your face and go out and catch another one.great job!
Exactly! Congrats to your cousin on a heckuva Oregon largemouth.
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great fish and congratulations. I don't recall him asking anyone if it was okay to keep it. He paid for his license and tags for fishing and has the right to do whatever he wants with the fish. And way to make him feel good about catching a trophy fish.i'm sure all of you at that age would have made the decision to release a trophy size fish and think of only doing what the fish police would want you to do. I hope he goes out and gets another one and if he chooses to let it go great for him and if he chooses to keep it great for him. Hagg lake was never intended as a bass lake but has turned into a trophy bass lake.great job again on catching a once in a lifetime fish for a lot of people and keep a smile on your face and go out and catch another one.great job!
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It's funny how many people will condemn someone keeping a 5+lb bass yet they will keep a 50+lb Chinook any chance they get. I'm all for conservation but enough with the hypocrisy.
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Perhaps the bass anglers know the importance of C&R.
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It's funny how many people will condemn someone keeping a 5+lb bass yet they will keep a 50+lb Chinook any chance they get. I'm all for conservation but enough with the hypocrisy.
I am not against this bass being kept, but as for your statement, that 50+ lb Chinook is destined to spawn once and die. The bass however will spawn and the return next year and the year after to do it over and over again. So there is some logic there.
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I am not against this bass being kept, but as for your statement, that 50+ lb Chinook is destined to spawn once and die. The bass however will spawn and the return next year and the year after to do it over and over again. So there is some logic there.
Yes, but a 50+lb Chinook is going to pass on better (bigger) genes, and bigger fish produce more eggs meaning better chances of that fishes offspring return next year to start the cycle over again.

Keeping big fish = less big fish for next year no matter what species you're talking about. But don't bash a guy for keeping a bass when you do the same thing just a different fish.
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Yes, but a 50+lb Chinook is going to pass on better (bigger) genes, and bigger fish produce more eggs meaning better chances of that fishes offspring return next year to start the cycle over again.

Keeping big fish = less big fish for next year no matter what species you're talking about. But don't bash a guy for keeping a bass when you do the same thing just a different fish.
Also good points Ifisherkid, and I was not one of the ones bashing anyone for keeping it, just voicing an opinion on the subject.
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Also good points Ifisherkid, and I was not one of the ones bashing anyone for keeping it, just voicing an opinion on the subject.
Yea, sorry I wasn't saying that directed to you.
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No worries Ifisherkid, I don't like to see anyone rain on a kids parade either. That fish has him hooked for life on something so much better than what some of todays offspring are into.
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Dam nice bass, congrat's kid
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Nice fish what was he using
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He was fishing for trout with bobber and worm
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OUTSTANDING!! deep fried? or baked?
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definately a nice fish. no sense bashing the kid. hopefully in the future as he learns he will release fish of that size. im sure he will be hooked for life after landing that beast.
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Nice fish! Congrats to the lucky angler! I am almost forty, have caught rainbows to ten lbs, steelhead to sixteen lbs and chinook to forty lbs, but the biggest largemouth I've ever caught wasn't even half that size! Great job!
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I can't believe how many folks think he should have released this fish. I would have and a lot of other folks would as well. Maybe we should think back to when we were his age. I doubt if many here were into catch and release. If size is that critical maybe we should be pressuring ODFW for a slot size limit and let this kid enjoy his moment.
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I can't believe how many folks think he should have released this fish. I would have and a lot of other folks would as well. Maybe we should think back to when we were his age. I doubt if many here were into catch and release. If size is that critical maybe we should be pressuring ODFW for a slot size limit and let this kid enjoy his moment.
Well put, I hope the kid never reads this because it will likely bum him out and it shouldn't be that way. Hopefully it won't because I can think of lots of worse things he can be doing with his spare time.
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I like to catch fish.

I like to eat fish.

If only there was some way I could bring these two things together!
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Good on him on a great catch. Something he will remember.
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Nice fish! I hope it ate well!
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I bet this kid is hooked for life and we need more of the younger generation hooked on fishing to keep the sport alive in the future.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:18 PM   #48
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Very nice largemouth! It is after all, just a bass. After eating a few, he will most likely go to catch and release, or switch fishing to a different fish that tastes much better. Eat those? Nasty! IMO
But that is a monster bass!!! Many bass fisherman will never catch one like it! Now he has a long way to go to beat his best!
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Replies to posts like this make me sad. He's a young kid. Not one of the people that originally posted not to keep it took the time to try to educate a KID... If you're going to post something that when the kid reads it he's going to feel like crap you might want to take a little time and explain yourself.

If not from other knowledgeable fisherman, how will the youth learn the intricacies and decorum of preserving our natural resources.

What's worse, keeping a bass that many might have released to reproduce or crushing the spirit of a young fisherman that could use a mentor to help understand the unwritten rules of fishing?

Adults should know better.
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All the squabbling back and forth..... Amazing fish!

All I care about is if he ate the fish! You keep it, you eat it! All of it!
I was taught this very young.
If he had two bites of the fish and throws the rest out I would have a problem with that.

My father taught me this very early and I learned real quick, only kill what you're gonna eat or share with others.

If he kept a fish only because it is big, he needs to appreciate it, and if he does not, he needs to learn from it and not waste. Age does not matter. This is all hypothetical of course...

To address ifisherkids statement about a 50lb nook,.... Totally different story.
Extreme difference on table fare and that is a trophy. Sure it can be enjoyed and released, true. But that fish has a high rate of catch and release mortality and a bass is extremely hardy and can be caught and released many times without a high mortality rate. (Did I mention nooks taste way better , and there's your sign.....)

So I hope he has learned catch and release has it's place and retention does too.
If he enjoys the taste of bass, all the more power to him
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... after staying off this for a long time, I remember why I left.
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It's a fish that comes from planted stock in an impoundment, not a wild fish. That fish has already had the opportunity to pass on it's genes and there are more like it in the lake. It isn't illegal to keep it, it doesn't damage the lake or the bass population to take it. Plus those non native fish kill the native fish in the tribs, anyone who is familiar with the fishery was like in the streams that enter Hagg Lake before it was created can attest that those fish pretty much are non existent now because of the lake and the non native species that live there.

That isn't the only large bass in the lake.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #53
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It's funny how many people will condemn someone keeping a 5+lb bass yet they will keep a 50+lb Chinook any chance they get. I'm all for conservation but enough with the hypocrisy.
That is exactly right, what a bunch of knuckle heads. First of all, it is not native to Oregon (I think), second most of us catch and eat, if you want to C&R, go for it, but don't blame anyone for catching and eating their prize. We kill deer and eat, kill elk and eat, ducks, rabbits, salmon etc., the list goes on. When I was his age we made good use of all the fish and birds we harvested. Fried every one of the Yakima River fish we caught, and we caught some nice ones 50 years ago. Did not seem to hurt that fishery.
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We kill deer and eat, kill elk and eat, ducks, rabbits, salmon etc., the list goes on.
How could anyone kill and eat a cute rabbit?...

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So to anyone who says it needed to be released: Its ok to keep a 24 inch bull trout from lbc? or a 5 foot sturgeon? or a 50 lb king? but when it comes to a 7 lb non-native bass, it needs to be released?
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So to anyone who says it needed to be released: Its ok to keep a 24 inch bull trout from lbc? or a 5 foot sturgeon? or a 50 lb king? but when it comes to a 7 lb non-native bass, it needs to be released?
I agree with you that he has every right to keep his fish if he wants to. But here is the thing. They wouldn't let you keep bull trout if there wasn't a healthy population of them. There is reason why they don't let you keep sturgeon in the only areas safe to eat them from. The rivers get a fresh run of chinook twice a year ( including some 40lb plus fish) but the odfw doesn't stock hagg with 5-10 pound bass.

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The moderators should have closed this thread after the original post. The comments are as predictable and enjoyable as my morning bowel movements. Maybe next time the mods will get ahead of the game.
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When he removed that "Hagg Hawg" from the water the lake level probably dropped about an inch or so.

That's a monster!
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Uhhh, thats not my point. My point is that those fish are native and endangered, and the bass are neither of those things. The reason they dont stock it with 5-10 lb bass is because there non-native and the kill native fish. And if all the big fish (bass) got fished out of there it wouldnt matter whatsoever. Its not the only big bass in hagg.

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