I released a couple of 10-12" trout today that had completely swallowed the hook. I cut the line as close as I could and was just hoping that the hook would rot away without harming the fish. After the fact, I started thinking maybe there would be issues with the hook puncturing the stomach or intestines from the inside killing the fish anyway. What do you all think? Will trout live if released this way or should I simply keep them in the future?