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Old 08-04-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Thermal Limits and Stressors for Brook Trout

There was some good discussion on another thread regarding fishing for brookies in the summer. I thought I'd move that discussion here and provide some source literature on the subject.

A compounding factor in brook trout mortality is how long you have them out of the water. 60 seconds under good conditions is pushing it and it's less for brookies caught in warm water. That's a good argument for de-barbing your hooks.

Finally, don't think for a minute that the fish that swims away from your hand will automatically be OK or that it will float to the surface if done for.

Anyway, I hope the enclosed generates some thought and discussion.
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