How many of you keep bass, largemouth or smallmouth?
I fish a lake in Southeastern Wisconsin for eating bass that has a slot limit, no fish between 14 and 18 inches may be kept. This lake has this regulation because you can catch 100 bass in a couple of hours, and out of those 100 bass maybe 1 or 2 would reach the slot. The limit is 3, and I think a 12 or 13 inch bass is as good as any other freshwater fish! I've been on lakes that have a 14 inch minimum and kept a 16 inch fish and it tasted like the weeds it was living in!
Personally I wish there were more lakes in the state with slot limits like 14-18 inch, or 16-20, something like that. Keep the small ones and let the big ones go!
Which one tastes better, a largemouth or a smallmouth? In my opinion and based on experience the smallmouth tastes better.
Also, just so you know, on keeping bass. I go to that lake in Southeastern Wisconsin once a year, so I'm not keeping a ton of bass out of that lake, or any lake for that matter. But I do like them and think they taste as good or better than a bluegill or perch.
Here's a great video my friend did of a bass being caught, kept, cleaned and eaten fresh. Delicious!