If you're responding to my post, that wasn't the point. The point is many people are saying the fish are going to be wasted. They don't know that. We caught, froze, thawed, and ate plenty of specks when I was a kid.BullBoxer (12/2/2009)Look, I eat fish a lot but can we please get over the whole "they were doing this to feed their families" thing.
Charters cost in the ballpark of $700 plus plus tip plus lodging plus gas to drive down there. Acting like these people are so poor they can't get food and are keeping all these fish to feed themselves and their families is a joke. You can get the same amount of meat in bubba burgers or hot dogs from the grocery store for nothing compared to the cost of going and catching fish. If you can go pay for a charter, you can feed your family. Its not like they are starving and their only source of food is small ass Louisiana trout.
No one here said they couldn't feed their families without these fish. As you pointed out, that would be a rediculous assumption, since guides aren't cheap.
My point was "don't claim to know these fish will be wasted." That's all.