Maybe you didn't read the sentence afterwards - for my fishtank
The results from these regulations showed that they didn't have any affect on populations or size of smallmouth in the river.
So I have three reasons why I would keep a small smallie:
1) The quote above
2) The law allows me to
3) Because I want a smallie in my fishtank
I'm for catch and release for the most part, but I have taken a few fish for the table a couple for my tank.
I understand where you are coming from - this site being a HUGE CPR promoter - but remember that I am still playing within the boundries of the law. A law that was implemented because a 5 year study suggests that a small creel limit would not adversely affect the smallmouth population on the Fox.
Dave - just keeping it real