Posted by Mojo Mike on May 23, 2005 at 05:59:28:
In Reply to: Black Sea Bass with Fish hook photo posted by Elaine on May 22, 2005 at 22:46:54:
I do not know if this fish was released or if it broke free. Many anglers will cut the line. If the hook cannot be easily removed from the fish without further damage. It appears that this hook is not stainless steel. So it will detoriate and fall free after a certain amount of time. The fish will survive and be more educated about fish hooks and line. I usually only fish for what I eat. If there is a chance I will be releasing fish. I crimp the barb. So it is easy to remove. Nearly all my fly fishing hooks are barbless. Because I don't like to eat trout.
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