Friday, September 27, 2013

Techniques and Tips on Catch and Release of Trout


I am always experimenting when it comes to fishing and Thursday’s trip to the Sipsey was no exception. I decided I would not touch any of the trout today, and just release all the trout I landed using the forceps. My last trip resulted in having to resuscitate most of the trout I landed; which is something I willing to do to save the fish. There are numerous little puddles of water along the edge of the tailrace I fish, that can be used to steer the trout into, to get the picture and simple reach down and remove the fly and nudge him on his way. All the trout I landed Thursday swim away without any help from me. I know there will be times when I will have to handle the fish, but if there is a way to get the picture without the touch, I will try that first.

The following video serves as a great example of techniques and tips used in protecting the trout after the landing.
 
 

11 comments:

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill! thanks for finding and sharing the video clip. Very nice and definitely excellent information to keep our finned friends ready to fight another day! Tight lines!

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Good video, Bill! Always nice to see a refresher and give the release of fish some extra thought.

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
This is one of the best videos I have seen on catch and release. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I think this video is very detail in showing one how to care for a trout after the landing--thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

A nice refresher Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Great suggestions on how to handle trout---thanks for the comment

Howard said...

Thanks for the video Bill. In all honesty, the fish I catch are either so small that handling isn't necessary or they unhook themselves before I can lay a hand on them. I do sort of miss the fishy smell on my hands though.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I too land so many small trout, that a net or actually holding the trout isn't necessary. thanks for the comment

penbayman said...

That a great reminder Bill. It never ever hurts to get a refresher course on good form..

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
Every once in while we all need to brush up on techniques. thanks for comment

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Its always nice to see updates on things like fishing techniques. Learning has no boundaries indeed.

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