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Subject: Use This Catch And Release Technique While In Los Suenos
(Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:27AM by Lee Byard)

catch and release fishing los suenos costa ricaLos Suenos promotes catch and release fishing, requiring anglers to return endangered species (such as Blue Marlins, Black Marlins or Sailfish) to the sea.

This is a worthwhile idea. It’s also, however, an idea that’s often executed poorly by travelers - especially those who choose to touch the fish they catch, removing their protective coatings and causing potential harm.

Every fish features a slime coat, a sticky substance that shields them from infection. It acts as a barrier against their scales, sluicing away harmful substances and strengthening immune systems. It’s essential to the health of every marine creature, and it’s being unwittingly removed by sport fishermen.

While fishing in Los Suenos many anglers touch their catches, wanting to showcase them to their fellow travelers and take photos of their hauls. Dry hands, however, quickly sweep away slime coats and leave fish defenseless once they’re released back into the water.

Avoid touching fish at all costs. Wear wet gloves instead to keep the slime coat in tact and use a de-hooking unit to remove any barbs or lures. This will ensure the safety and health of any Marlin, Snapper or Mackerel for the seasons to come.

Contact Costa Rica Fishing Adventures for more catch and release tips. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and special promotions.
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