Re: Practicing Proper Catch and Release
wow...thanks for the recent nice comments. It's cool to see this surface again after a few months. This stuff is all so ingrained in most of us that we don't give it much thought...we just get them in, wet our hands and let them go, if we touch them at all...
But...for new folks or those that haven't been taught like we have, this kind of information can be an eye opener. Too often we see a guy post pictures of fish laying in dirt or hung up by their lip (like a bass) and think he must be a bad guy, when the truth is that he just doesn't KNOW how to handle fish. He's chucking them back in the water and they swim off and he thinks all is well with the world. Folks just don't know many of those fish will die hours later from the effects of the fight and improper release.
I always hope that as info like this surfaces, maybe just one more guy will "get it" and then tell his buddies about what he just learned...