Hello from Guatemala, Everyone!
I check in to the forum every once in a while and as always, I enjoy the information shared here.
I found this article about 6 months ago, but I just got around to really reading it. For years I’ve wondered about catch and release practices and what some people say about them. Some are all “keep them wet” and others are “no pictures”, while others say don’t touch the fish and others are “wet your hands” fans. Most of the C&R articles I’ve found are not with salmonid species and use laboratory data. I thought this article was interesting since it used prospective observational data on the species of trout that I fish for in a stream that is like my streams.
I was wondering if any of you have read this article and what are your thoughts. I makes me feel more hopeful that I’m not the murderer I’ve been told I am for taking pictures of some of the trout I catch. I’ll included links to a press summary and to the article itself.
Anyway, keep up the good work on the forum.