Re: Lake Run Brown Trout Highlights from 2012 HD Video
I would have to think with the size of these browns they had to be played awhile to net them which causes lactic acid to build up in their muscles resulting in decreased chance of survival. Its safer if you net them lift them up snap a pic then release them. I never seen a fish swim up to the bank jump ashore flop around then jump back into the water on there own. I think they don't behave like this for reason of mortality. Safe net handling and catch & release usually involves better care and practices than letting the fish touch the ground. Anyways not raining on anyones parade and can't say i haven't let a fish hit the ground by accident so in all the fish fighting glory those were some great catches.