View single post by repsilon
 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2018 07:32 pm
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Very correct. They actually try to make pulling them out of the water illegal in Costa Rica. I am guilty too, as are many. I certainly don't encourage it. I only pull out small fish if they really need a photo. Not sure about the slime factor, but my greatest concern is spinal injury and the fins. It's scary enough watching guys try to get their hooks back. Big old breeding fish need to stay in the water. Swim them at leader, quickly look at the camera guy, and cut them free. Seconds matter in all aspects of the fight and release, and if you are having to swim your fish you should be questioning your tactics.