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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Steve Griffin: Sometimes fishing is just “catch ’em then eat ’em”

Steve Griffin used a spawn bag to catch this coho salmon off a Lake Michigan pier last month. The four-pounder made a tasty dinner. (Photo courtesy of Steve Griffin)

A writer friend posted a Facebook dispatch in which he said he’d harvested a steelhead for the first time in many years.
He said it without any apparent shame, and there’s every reason to presume he’d caught many others during that time and released one, and that he’d eat this one. I was pleased, and even more so by the long collection of comments in which angler after angler lined up in favor of keeping a fish, at least every once in awhile.

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