By carefully following these simple instructions, you can release your fish unharmed. If you enjoyed catching your fish, so will the next angler!
Preparing for a Catch-Photograph-and-Release Carving
Plan ahead! Keep a soft tape measure and camera in your fishing gear. Take a few pictures of the fish to help record distinguishing characteristics and color. Measure the fish’s length (from the center of the tail to the snout) all while handling the fish out of water as little as possible. Then follow the Tips for Catching and Releasing Fish.
The information is all that a carver needs to make a replica of the catch you made and the fish is available to be caught by another lucky angler.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.