Re: Do You Use an Net / An Catch An Release
I use a ghost type net and mash my barbs, once netted, I grab the hook with forceps, then twist the hook out. I think it is easier on the fish, and most times I never have to touch them to get the hook out and get them back in the water. I actually like to keep the fish in the water while taking the hook out when on the river, but will take them out and lay the net on my stripping apron when tubing, then back in the water, net and all while they recover, once recovered, it is pretty easy to just tilt the net and let them swim away.
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