New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Circle Up

 

May 18, 2020

Simonson Photo.

This lake sturgeon from the Rainy River was caught on a circle hook loaded with nightcrawlers. Note the oversized bend and in-turned hook point that are hallmarks of the circle hook and help get it set properly in a fish's mouth.

In the era of catch-and-release a number of tools have come to the forefront in ensuring the successful turn back of big fish to be caught again: rubberized nets, mesh cradles, and elongated needle nose pliers help make short work of landing, caring for and releasing fish while limiting damage to the slime coat, gills and gullets of many species. One of the smallest but most effective ways of...



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