I have been seeing reports on how tourney fishing hurts the population. Some saying 21% released survive while others say 50% survive. How can anyone come up with this ridiculas percentage when in any given tourney there may be up to 50 fish released. number 1 who follows these fish around to see the percentage? Number 2 then 25 or more fish would be floating around out there from each tourney? I don't think so. I fish a private pond alot and release every bass i catch I have yet to see ONE BASS floating.Get your facts right before making up bull crap about tourney fishing. If these fish had such a low survival rate then there would not be any hupla about catch and release. And to say a large bass has even less survival rate is ridculas also, why would replicas be ofered if everyone thought the fish would die anyway. Catch and release is good. Eating fish also good just make sure you have facts to reflct your post.