We have fishers here at the house and at my duck blind on the Wisconsin River. They are common in Adams County.
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Yes, I eat trout, salmon, duck, deer and bear. This winter, I will hopefully fill my fisher tag. I also eat my share of wild rice, morel mushrooms and wild asparagus.
The otters and eagles eat plenty of trout in our stream. I release most of the trout I catch. But not all of them.
I caught tons of fish today. Mainly largemouth bass and bluegill. I did have a pike try to steal a couple of the bluegills as I reeled them in. The big sucker (no pun intended) also was released. They were all too small. They were all caught in a trout stream. All fish were released.
The same day I landed the big brown, I released 3 legal brown trout from Neenah Creek. None of the brook trout I caught in Fairbanks Creek were this summer were kept. I rarely keep any of the brook trout in our backyard.
I do keep cohos and kings and browns from Lake Superior tributaries. But that will not be for a couple more weeks.
If you release your fish, wonderful. If you keep them, wonderful.
Get out and fish :)
Nice fish, keeping a large one to give away for food to someone I think is way better for a river then someone going out catching releasing and mishandling 20 small fish for the enjoyment of c&r. Either way both are legal activities you paid for....