Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Impact of Hook Retention on Released Bonefish

The issue of hook retention now been the subject of a detailed scientific report from ELSEVIER highlighted in the THE ABACO SCIENTISTThe report’s main conclusions can be summarised as follows:
-Hooks, especially shallow ones, are expelled fairly quickly.
-For deep-hooked fish, barbless hooks are significantly easier for the fish to deal with.
-The presence of a hook does not appear to interfere with feeding.
-Hook size is not a material factor.
-All the test sample fish survived.
      LINK (via: Rolling Harbor Abaco)

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