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1. Leave any fish you have fought for a while in the water after you net or grab it. Imagine you just did the hardest workout of your life, then someone immediately shoves your head underwater. Let them catch their breath.
2. Have your camera and measuring tape ready to go when you remove the fish from the water. Try and keep the time out of the water under 15 seconds.
3. Never hold any big fish vertically, always support the belly. Don’t lay any fish on concrete, wood, or any surface that may strip the skin of its slime.
4. After you return the fish to the water, just hold it still by the lip or tail and wait until it’s ready to kick away. If there is current, face the fish into the water flow. Don’t shake the fish side to side, this only stresses them more.
looking for comments on your input on landing
the fish rather the the care afterwards.
who occasionally comes on the 10k forum said"Tighten
you drag as tight as you can,if you don't turn that big
snook,you will lose her."
That's the kind of ideas I'm looking for.
If you get right on it you can sometimes save the catch from getting way.
I 've busted a few rod eyes waving in the mangrove roots..
Obviously, if we caught one for the table, we would get it over the side and onto the ice.