Smallmouth bass were the attraction for former American Football League quarterback Jack "Jacky" Lee when he went fishing with Registered Maine Guide and Bangor Daily News Outdoors contributor Kevin McKay. Credit: Courtesy of Kevin McKay

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Concerning the recent front page story in the BDN about bass and bass tournaments: I think bucket stockers have ruined a tradition in Maine releasing illegal species, including but not limited to bass.

I know it’s too late now to repair the damage they’ve caused but, I think the law should be revised and make the penalties more severe to discourage this illegal act!

Tom Folsom