Releasing the Mighty to Fight Again

While ice-fishing is in full swing in most places across the country, and with our Canadian friends as well, many necessary articles are written about ice safety and the safety of the fisherman in general. From time to time, it is important to also talk about the safe handling and releasing of fish. Not only on the ice, but during the open-water season.

This article was prompted recently while I was out fishing for perch, standing on the shore of Lake Michigan. The temperatures were chilly. We had snow with a mixture of rain. Anglers were dressed closely to what an ice angler would don.

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