Throw the Hook

It happens.  You crank down a little too hard or they run into the mangroves or over a shelf and the fish departs your company, hook still embedded in the fish. So… is that fish a gonner?  Will it be able to feed?  Will that hook fall out on its own like we’ve been told it will?

Good news.  Saw this over at Midcurrent, pointing to a recent study that indicates that yes… that fish is going to be just fine. The hook does not interfere with feeding and they manage to throw the hook themselves, without issue.

Well, that’s good news, I’d say.


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  1. Ummm… thought that was if the hook was barbless (I admit to being to lazy to re-read the study). Sue me.

  2. bonefishbjorn

    It helps, but even barbed hooks are thrown.

  3. NICE! Makes me happy.

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