Fresh Air, I will try to stay on topic. One of my favorite lakes in Oneida County, doesn't have a size limit on Bass and bag limit is 5. The reason is that there's just too many of them. The same lake just went Catch and Release only for Walleye. I don't know why for sure, but I presume it's trying to bring back a healthy Walleye population. Back to the Bass: Bass being good table fare has a lot to do with this conversation. The wife and I love going to this lake and taking a limit of bass varying in size. 10 to 13" bass have nice slabs of meat on them (better than pan fish), so you can feed more people on a fish fry with one limit on a day of great fishing. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, they taste the same. My question is, " Why did they eliminate the size limit other than hoping fishermen would remove a lot of the smaller ones? " You can't do anything with the smaller ones except eat them! We really love them and they have become out favorite. It's also less work than cleaning 50 pan fish(we don't mind the work but it's nice not having to do it). \\\\\\\\\\\. I believe they should actually remove size limits on a lake to lake basis. It wouldn't work for every lake, but certainly helps others. If you like fish, but you don't like bass for some reason, I think you don't know how to prepare them. Good post, and interesting topic. I wish the DNR had a task force just for this topic. It goes other ways also, like Catch and Release for certain species if needed.