Catch and Release Fishing: Throw the Big Ones Back

To protect its big fish population, Nueltin Lake in Manitoba has instituted a maximum-size restriction requiring anglers to release trophy-sized lake trout back into the water.

Author Jack Hope gets into the swing of things at Nueltin Lake, which, among other modifications in angling behavior, requires gentle cradling of a caught fish rather than more typical "manhandling." Barbed hooks are prohibited, as is the use of the "jaw scale" for weighing.