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Approximately nine percent of bass released alive die, resulting in millions of dead fish each year. Do your part to increase survival rates by using best practices for catch and release.
A little TFC (tender fish-handling care) goes a long way toward preserving all species for future anglers. In this Angler's Almanac article, John Page Williams urges, "Let's Be Careful Out There."
One key to careful angling is planning ahead. Before putting a line in the water, decide what you will keep for trophy or dinner. Have all the tools and tackle necessary for properly releasing fish.
Photo credits: (from top) Octavio Aburto/iLCP, Krista Schlyer/iLCP, CBF Staff