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Rock bass are often cursed while anglers attempt to land other species upon Minnesota lakes. However, the species is wonderful table fare and ranks alongside other freshwater species, though dinner guests may dispute your honesty when telling them the true origin of their meal. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

In a pinch, rock bass rock the party

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It's a weekly affair, as a fishing guide, that someone in the boat is looking forward to a fish dinner.

You might not find that as common as thought, since many of the occupants strive towards catch-and-release or a minimal amount of kept fish, often those that are hooked deeply and cannot swim away.


The only option beyond surrendering the fish to the turtles is to keep it.

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