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  1. #11

    Default Re: Release your trout gently

    Quote Originally Posted by ssmith View Post
    Being eager to fly fish for flying fish, I like to throw my catch in the air as high as I can over the river while attempting to cast to them. Sadly I have yet to hook up with a flying fish, but I have caught many an oakfish attempting.



    Maybe you need a side arm with bird shot then you could fly fish and practice for Duck Season.


    PS... My principle is... How long can you hold your breath without needing fresh air? The fish is needs water to breath. The longer you keep him out of water the more likely he will die once released. And just because his gills are moving doesn't mean he is alive.
    Last edited by crittergetter; 04-06-2011 at 07:01 PM.

  2. #12

    Default Re: Release your trout gently

    Smack them on the head with a rock, they don't struggle as much, makes for a gentler release.

    I release them just as quickly as possible and have decided not to take any more pictures until I start carrying a net, it's just to hard on them otherwise.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    At one of my old bass spots I saw a group of teenagers catching some bluegil, then I saw them tossing them up in the air and kicking them into the lake!!! I couldn't beleive it and it made me so mad I walked over there and said, "I just want to let you guys know in advance, I called Fish & Game and told them what you are doing. They said to hold you till they get here." Those kids packed their gear so fast and high tailed it out of there. I don't see how people could disrespect nature like that.

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    I usually yank them from the water, throw them on the ground, stand on their head and then scream like a demon. Then I kick it back into the water; that is if I don't just devour it whole right then and there. If I'm going to show my master over another species, I might as well do it right.
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    Ant...Doesn't it feel better to let out the manly man, sometimes playing the kinder and gentler role is exhausting.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
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    Default Re: Release your trout gently

    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
    ANT, I think you need to get out and fish. Cabin fever seems to be getting to you...
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
    YES, ABSOLUTELY! He's so amazing fish leap to his net, then release themselves.
    -shawn

    'If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    ANT, I think you need to get out and fish. Cabin fever seems to be getting to you...
    Don't worry, I plan on getting out today after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmith View Post
    YES, ABSOLUTELY! He's so amazing fish leap to his net, then release themselves.
    While he rides a giant sea-horse. Oh, I know there are no sea-horses in freshwater streams, but he rides one anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crittergetter View Post


    Maybe you need a side arm with bird shot then you could fly fish and practice for Duck Season.
    I dunno if I'm going to need a shotgun for bird season, on a rough day of fishing not more then a month ago I hooked a canadian goose on a back cast by mistake. He just flew into the black bugger soaring recklessly behind me! It's okay though I released him gently back to the air minus 3 or 4 wing feathers.
    -shawn

    'If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.'

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