OK, OK we get it – when you’re swinging flies for steelhead and you can’t keep the pink salmon off, it’s sometimes a little bit annoying. When you’re targeting big rainbow trout and a bunch of little dollies keep climbing on, your rig might get a little screwed up every now and again.
But still –
Be Nice to Your Non-Target Species
Please, use the same care releasing the ‘other’ fish as you would with the particular species that you’re chasing.
- It feels good to be ethical.
- Healthy ‘other species’ contribute just as much to a healthy fishery.
- Many, many anglers around the world would be thrilled with that chrome bright chum or those dozens of dollies. Having to release all those fish that you weren’t really pursuing is the ultimate ‘First World Problem’.