How to Handle & Release Fish

We want to make sure that we properly handle and release fish so that they go back into the wild, grow bigger, and we can enjoy catching them again! Remember to wet your hands in the river before picking them out. Only hold them above water for as long as you can hold your breath. Drop in the net carefully if they need a "breather." Try not to over-handle the line that runs down the side of fish' body. Revive fish if needed by moving them forward and back over oxygen-rich, moving water. Hold them lightly and let them swim off on their own accord!

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