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Frank C
03-03-2010, 12:49 PM
I have fished many bass tournaments across the U.S. but have never been to a crappie tourney. i see they are very popular my question is are fish released after tourney or does everybody keep there own fish.

gabulldog
03-03-2010, 01:37 PM
released

headbanginhillbilly
03-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Can you keep a limit and weigh 7 then keep the rest?

gabulldog
03-03-2010, 01:50 PM
no in the rules most say all fish are to be released

c1bigocarp
03-03-2010, 01:52 PM
We eat ours. Way too tasty to turn back.

CrappieKillerJigs
03-03-2010, 02:23 PM
we will catch our 7 fish for the tourny and put them in the livewell and finish out our limit and put it in the other livewell...you just have to release whatever you weight in

Frank C
03-04-2010, 12:21 PM
is there a penalty for dead fish like in bass tournaments

RogerA
03-04-2010, 12:48 PM
They will not let you weigh a dead fish. The major trails make you release the 7 fish you weigh in because when you weigh them in they become their property. They have no control over the rest of the fish in your boat or ice chest unless they have something about it in their rules that I have not seen and I have fished them for the last 10 years. At most of the smaller local tournaments someone will usually be keeping fish for a fish fry and most folks will give them their fish unless they want to keep them for themselves. I usually have enough from practice days and non tournament days that I most times don't keep them at a tournament.