RE:Catch & Release Mortality
I believe you can still do serious damage with all those treble hooks. Especially so wit people that don't take care and just rip away. But, the stats I read on deadly injuries with plugs were surprisingly lower than I would have expected. I guess they do really rip lips though. I personally, haven't used anything but flies for many, many years. I would venture that bait fishing is still the worst in terms of mortality of released fish. They do swallow bait pretty fast.