It’s Wednesday’s Wild and Wet Winter … a CalTrout,Keepemwet Fishing and Lost Coast Outfitters initiative celebrating California’s wild winter steelhead.
Catch and release angling is unquestionably one of the most effective conservation tools in protecting wild fish regardless of species. Over the last few weeks we’ve posted links to a few scientific studies that indicate keeping fish wet and eliminating air exposure helps minimize both fish mortality and potential sub-lethal effects including spawning effectiveness.
For those of you interested in taking your catch and release practices to the next level, here are Keepemwet Fishing’s recommended practices:
There are a couple of practices that are particularly relevant when fishing for wild winter steelhead.
CalTrout: to learn more about California winter run steelhead
Keepemwet Fishing: to learn more about Keepemwet priniciples
Lost Coast Outfitters: blog on many things fly fishing related