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Abstract.—The potential benefits of catch and release or protective size limits in recreationalfisheries for walleye Stizostedion vitreum can only be realized if released fish survive. In this study,hooking mortality rates were determined for adult walleyes caught on leeches and artificial luresin two Minnesota ponds.
The goal of the current study was to examine the physiological disturbances in walleyes Sander vitreus that occurred during the different phases of a live-release angling tournament. To achieve this, we took blood and white muscle samples from walleyes during experiments that simulated different aspects of a live-release tournament (angling, live-well confinement, and weigh-in procedure).
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