Went wandering along the middle provo last night and saw many large brown trout along the bank with infected sores all over their bodies, sort of creamy looking, sometimes on the tail or just all over.
I also see these sores on trout that have been mishandled.
If someone holds a trout in a manor that caused the slime coat to be rubbed off, the trout will develope these soars and eventually die.
I cringe whenever I see someone handling a trout with a towell or rag.
This is a death sentence to any trout! If the fish is going to be kept, it doesn't matter but never use a rag to hold a fish that you will be releasing.
When possible, keep the fish in the water, remove the hook and watch the fish swim away.
I know that most of you already know this, but if only one person learns from this, it's worth posting.
Thanks, Grandpa D.
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