Handling and Releasing Fish - NDGNF - Video



svnmag

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I guess you're not supposed to stun them with a small stick.

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Seriously, keep sturdy wire cutters to cut the hook if possible instead of just the line. Jaw spreaders are a must for dealing with pike and cranks unless you want some cool scars like mine on the back of your hands.
 

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If in the process of hook removal the fish is injured, to the livewell it goes.
seems you can manhandle a pike with little injury
 

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Yellowstone Angler has a video plugging expensive fly reels that has a bunch of examples of proper fish handling.
 

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