Oh man, once you come out of the 90's and buy a digital......you'll wanna take all the pics u can just to brag on the forums..... ;D.....young gun said:i dont usually take pics, i normally just tail it pop the hook and back in the water. If i do take a pic it will be wish an exceptional fish or a steelhead.
Yes, I try to do this as well, most people are very glad for the help, and I'm sure the fish are too...it's good to see such a positive response to this thread.Centerpin said:One of the things I have tried to do when I am fishing is if I see somebody fishing alone and fighting a fish I will always offer to lend a hand landing it so that it doesn't end up getting dragged up on shore. Then ask if they plan on keeping if it is a hatchery fish so it can be kept in the water if it is going to be released.
You and rib intervened by stepping in and good on you for doing that. By doing so you not only help the fish if it is going to be released but you also hopefully educate the "angler" at the same time. Not to mention you get to cradle a beautiful fish which in itself is kind of neat.After watching this from a distance for some time ...... and it looked like no one else was going to "step in" and release the fish ....... I walked the 150 yards down the beach to do so.