BTU 's New Guide for Safely Releasing Bonefish

Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited, an organization devoted to ensuring healthy populations of bonefish and tarpon, just released a new guide to handling and releasing bonefish. An excellent read for anyone new to the sport, the guide contains one bit of advice that may surprise those accustomed to using mechanical lip-gripping devices: don’t. As the guide says, “If lip gripping devices are used, it’s best to use them only to restrain a calm fish in the water while removing a hook; if the fish’s weight is desired, cradle the bonefish in a sling and suspend the sling from the device.
You can download the new guide from the BTU Web site.

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