I have a question, I have watched several shows on Alaska State Troopers that show Troopers inspecting Reds for snag wounds and upon finding them citing the anglers with snagging.
My questions is this... I have seen numerous fish released after being snagged, don't it make sense that that same fish could then be caught in the mouth??
So if you catch one legally that has gear or wounds, do you release it???
I strictly follow the rules rarely fish for Reds, but every time I see this it makes me wonder. I have seen tons of salmon with gear stuck in them.