Yes! I laugh when people judge me for eating fish out of "that polluted lake". The farm-raised catfish, trout, tilapia, etc. at most restaurants are 100 ...more times more toxic, having spent their lives swimming in their own filth.
Nice fish, Greg! I have landed several hundred bass at WRL, and every last one was put back alive. Now the crappie and catfish are a different story. The catch ...more and release record for WRL is 21.5", and I think some of your catches could rival that, so don't forget to take a ruler and take good pictures!