My name is Captain Ace Callaway. Many of you who have fished in Valdez will know me as a prior Captain and owner of the Alaskacat / Hem Charters boat down there for many years. I started working many years ago on dealing with barotrauma (popped) rock fish. After years of studies and research we have made a breakthrough to help save these fish. If you go to my website you will find a LOT of info on what works and what does not, links to studies done by many different universities and fish and game departments. It is also the link for the ONLY mechanical release device that has proven to have up to a 93% survival rate on fish caught up to and over 200 feet of depth. I don't make hardly anything off of these releases and basically am just trying to save fish. We are the stewards of our resource and it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to help save these fragile fish. Please visit www.git-r-down.com and see what works and what is a waste of time and resource.
Thanks for caring about our resource.