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Old 03-09-2000, 11:06 AM
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RE:Catch & Release Mortality

Gregg:
I'm not sure about the percentage but I recall reading something about plugs with multiple hooks (like several trebles). In this case the mortality rate due to damage to gills, etc, was minimal, I think, due to the fact that these trebles generally hooked the fish on the roof or lower jaw, hardly ever penetrating further. I mean, it'd be a miracle to get that many points and barbs passed the mouth and external areas without any of them hooking up.
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