Now that the SRC/resident silvers fishing is starting to heat up, any method to reduce the mortality of these fisheries particularly for the wild C&R SRC should be considered. SRC are a delicate fish that will not survive much abuse. Not overplaying and unhooking SRC in the water will help them to not go belly up. In the past when I hooked smaller SRC/resident silvers in the side of the mouth, the hook occasionally would penetrate one of their eyes. I was using hooks with too wide of gap. I didn't feel good about doing that as a one eyed fish isn't going to last very long in the salt water environment. So I switched to using TMC 9394 4XL or Mustad 34011 long shank stainless hooks in sizes #6 or smaller. It has pretty well eliminated that problem.