By JIM DARNELL
In my opinion, cooking some of your catch is a major element of the fishing experience.
Bass fishermen have been educated to catch and release so often that some guys consider killing a fish almost a sin.
Take Lake Bastrop, for example.
Most of the bass caught at the best bass lake in Texas will be in the slot. All bass between 14 and 21 inches are protected. They must be released, but five small fish per fishermen under the 14 inches may be retained to eat.