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Many of us catch and release our fish and many of us take a photo before we release them. We should be very aware that how we hold our fish when they are out of the water is very important in there survival. This is especially true the bigger they are. After just looking at Facebook of a very large red drum being held vertically by its lower lip by a lip gripper I couldn't help thinking this fish may not survive, due to a broken jaw or it's guts being crushed by gravity. These fish do not experience gravity like us they are almost weightless when they are in the water. Very special care should be given to fish being released and it is up to us to handle them correctly to ensure there survival. Here is a good reference to at least get a little info. http://catchandrelease.org/handling.shtml
 
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