The benefits of catch-and-release fishing are self-evident — you keep fish, big and small, in the fishery for the next time around. And science has shown proper handling ensures the fish will be there for the next tournament. Next, professors of fisheries science at Texas Tech University, Gene Wilde and Kevin Pope, took the science a step further. They asked: how do largemouth bass growth rates respond to catch-and-release?
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