Science and Best Practices of Live Release

 Use this Salmometer to measure your fish before releasing it!

Measure from the tip of the snout to the fork in the tail.

Recent Live Release Science

Impact of Live Release on Spawning Success 419.3KB

How to release a wild Salmon:

  • Use barbless or pinched hooks
  • Retrieve and release fish quickly
  • Cut the leader if necessary
  • Remove the hook carefully
  • Keep the fish in the water
  • Allow only 5 seconds  out the water for photos
  • Hold the fish gently in a natural swimming position, facing upstream  to allow it to revive.


Backgrounders on Live Release

Live Release Criteria for Camps 215.4KB Jun 08, 2012 6:22 AM