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Slo Ride, that is a BEAST! :)
It's a choice between fillet knife, and taking time to revive fish in water alongside boat before releasing.
When there's a surface blitz on, or a school of bait w/wipers under them goobling your lure or bait up, it's hard to not just pitch them back over board, or in the cooler and get your line back in the water QUICK!
I'm all for the water temp chart Sudsy posted, makes all the sense in the world to me.
I've heard of literally dozens of hybrids and pure stripers washing up below a dam upstream of Cincinnati, the "surf" casters catch one after another in the tail water, and they release them live, but many don't make it.
And I'm not sure, other than limits, why they don't keep them, I think it's the fast pace of the action, primarily.
LMJ
 
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