I feel compelled to respond to Zach's above post.First let me say that I have been buying fishing licenses,boat reg,fishing tackle,taxes, surcharges and fees in N.Y. for over 40yrs.It was some of my money that went into the development and rearing and stocking of these tigers in NY. for the enjoyment of all.We all agree that fishing is a great sport and should be regulated to assure it's future. the size limit on Otisco has already been increased to recognize the "Trophy fishermen".These fish belong to all of us,if it is legal to take and use a fish of a certain size why not? We own them.If someone wants to release their fish it's their choice.There are many people who have no boat,or have very limited time to fish or just want to take someone fishing who doesn't normally fish,it's not easy to tell someone who just caught a 35"fish "it has to go back".MuskysAnonymous, is spot on with his post I thank you sir for your insight.
Secondly let me say that I fish with Justin once and awhile and I can assure you that if that fish showed any sign of survival it would have been released.That was my son and grandson fishing with us Sat.I have 4 grandchildren and we're all lucky enough to fish together once in a while,some people don't have that chance.I made a promise to myself that I would mount a fish caught with each of my grandchildren,no matter the size(legal of course)or the species so that we may remember our time together fishing not watchin tv.
As for Zach,I really wish you could have seen this post for what it was intended.I have to say that if we were face to face and we shared some pics and your response was the same as above,,, well I won't go there.
Sorry everyone for the venting,but I just couldn't ignore it.