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Catch and release...and re-release...
centermass556 Posts: 3,618 Senior Member
Y'all ever see something like this....
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Edit to add:
Regarding releasing a fish and having it eaten by another fish, that is really common in salt water. I've had bottlenose dolphins steal sea trout right off the hook. And have had more than one short grouper pitched back in the water be eaten by a shark lurking close to the boat. And during the tarpon fishing tournaments the hammerhead sharks come running and eat tarpon still being fought, or grab them as soon as the tired fish is released. Out in the Gulf fishing for bait I've caught big grouper on way too light tackle by hooking a fish that will be used as bait, and the grouper wasn't willing to wait for it to reappear on a heavier hook and tackle. Salt water fishing can be interesting; it's an either eat or get eaten world.
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Far as fish is concerned, I got a fishin fool of a friend in TX who and everyone in the tournaments have catch and release. They catch the same tagged ones over and over weeks/months apart so I don't know about bass dying when thrown back at least, not there.
Maybe the technique used to remove the hook and what predator fish is a waiting.
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