Let Them Live or Eat Them
There are plenty of stories about how to release a fish. But this one we just found is among the best.
This article came from a guy named Jamie Drake who wrote it for the Maryland Independent. It's an in-depth story about all the different aspects of releasing a fish so it's likely to live. Face it - no matter how carefully you try to release a fish it's been under a lot of stress; the more you can pay attention to keeping them healthy the more likely they are to actually live to fight another day.
Whether you fish in fresh or salt water, the basic tenets of successful catch-and-release fishing are the same. Read on to learn the best practices so you’re prepared the next time you’re called upon to return a fish to the water unharmed.