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Beautiful fish,congrats to the young lady.Good job RIB keep it up.Have to to say that the parants of the youg lady should be a little more resposible,witnessed one family on the same river during salmon season,a parent teaching his son how to release a chum salmon, after it's been already dragged onto the rocks,he was showing the kid to step on it unhook it and kick it back with a lafter after the scene,I was horifided watching this from a distance.If you don't teach you kid how to walk it will keep on crawling.hope you understand what I mean.
 

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Thats a nice fish, I've yet to catch my first. Good job Rib on informing people of the right way to fish responsibly. Most people would have seen the clipped fin and said they know what they're doing. Good for you.
 

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Nice fish for a first, recruiting more members eh rib?

In regards to safe handling of fish to be released a few points that could be mentioned are:
-If using a net, use a knot free net if the fish will be released.

-When holding fish to be released, do not put hands/fingers in the gills or behind the gill plates.

-When taking pics of fish to be released, keep then in the water until the camera man is ready, lift for a quick pic then place the fish back in the water. While taking pics dont lay them on the ground as sand can get in the gills or the wet fish can quickly and easily freeze to the rocks. While holding them ensure your hands are wet before picking them up to reduce slime loss which will most likely cause an infection. Also dont rest them on your legs or bear hug them. Below is an example of the correct way to hold a fish that will be released for a picture. Hope you dont mind Rick.

-After catching a fish revive it by facing it upstream and hold it until it wants to swim away, dont just toss it back in the water.

 

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SilverTrout said:
too bad the dad wouldnt let the young girl fight that fish that SHE hooked on her own !!!!!
Thats terrible! In an area that I fish a guy took the rod everytime his son hooked a fish, then because a buddy and I were hooking so many he asked us if his son could reel in one of ours. :wallbash: For the kids sake I let him reel one in but told the guy that he should be ashamed of himself for taking the rod from the kid. Some people truly amaze me.

Nice fish by the way Brittany! :thumbup:
 
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