not guiding, fishing on my own, fish was carefully released, water is still dripping from my hands. what hurts them more, .5 sec of air, or a big chunk of guts (its legal to fish bait on this river) into its mouth?
I don't get why it is legal to fish bait in spots like drano lake, the klick, or the mainstem columbia. Jergins is dead on in my opinion, fish take bait very deep sometimes and getting the hooks out can be a problem. I don't think the mortality rate is very low with bait caught fish sadly.