Survival of foul-hooked largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Journal of Freshwater Ecology
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We conducted a field experiment to determine the survival rate of foul-hooked (hooked external to the oral cavity) largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) caught and released by recreational anglers. Of 42 largemouth bass caught with hard-plastic baits containing three treble hooks, 15 were hooked only within the mouth and 27 had at least one hook penetrating the external surface of the fish (i.e., foul-hooked). There was no difference in survival of mouth-hooked (100%), foul-hooked (100%), or control (100%) largemouth bass.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Survival of foul-hooked largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Series title Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume 25
Issue 1
Year Published 2010
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page 135
Last page 139