I'm an APEX PREDATOR and will kill and EAT what ever I want. Lol. Chill we all friendsMarlin are the apex predator. Respect - It's more a religious thing than a science thing.
And anything that needs smoke to be edible isn't worth killing, processing, bagging, brining, smoking, etc. Life's too short.
"Thats so Hillary"....My new favorite saying!It's cool you got it. What a thrill. If you release it the next time you'll probably enjoy it even more. A dead marlin on deck is kind of a downer.
We end up keeping them sometimes for food or because they didnt survive but then the day shifts to going in to preserve the meat, and processing it. Not as much fun as a successful release and going after another one.
As far as all the yelling and screaming here, that's so Hillary. Not everyone agrees, that's cool. Catch and release is not a bad thing for people to advocate. It benefits everyone. So chill out.
First posts can be sooooo Hillary!Can one of the guys equating releasing billfish to being a pussy or a woman or whatever else draw a connection between the two? Doesn't make you sound particularly smart or insightful. But I don't know.
And the legal argument.... Do you really want more government oversight? Once a species is in serious jeopardy that's what will happen. Why not stay ahead of it within the community? Police ourselves kind of situation?
In before some stupid clown calls me gay or Hilary Clinton