Re: Release your trout gently
I use to work stocking trout for the state and we were always dumping fish off of bridges.
I asked the state biologist about it and he told me that after the traumatic ride in the stocking truck it gave the fish a bit of a jump start.
Seems cruel but they were tough and it was for their own good.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart