Nice pic. I have been there many times.
YES-SUSTANING A HAND INJURY IS VERY PAINFUL--BUT YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE---I WAS STONE SOBER.NO POT,NO BOOZE,NO NOTHING BUT STUPID MIKE TRYING TO PROVE HIS MANHOOD.ITS AMAZING WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THE OLD TESTOSTERONE KICKS IN.(LOL!)
OK, so now I've gotta bite on this one...What possible effect do you think the "FIGHT" has on the "TASTE"???? I know a "slow kill" will make Venison tough as all the blood is pumped into the muscles as it trys to flee but in all the years I've been fishing (40+) I've never heard it applied to gamefish? Or were you merely stating the fact that Smallies are a great fighting fish, and then asking how they taste...generally speaking?HOW GOOD DOES BASS ACTUALLY TASTE AFTER A FIGHT LIKE THAT???