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Good stuff Cheers! I would just add to be very careful as well removing the three points of the treble as most of these little guys commonly have all 3 in their mouths on MAG spoons :o . In addition you CAN limit the catches of them by targeting deeper, colder water. Tank

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except of course for the couple skippies I took off the 200' rigger on Sunday (only fish caught on the super deep rigger were dinks).

Sometimes you just cannot avoid em and all you can do is pull lines and try a different area.

Tim

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Just a reminder! Please do not handle these fish, they have very fine scales and human hands will destroy them. Shake them off over the side with a good size pliers. Thanks and happy fishing :*

And do not take pictures of them! We all know what a small king looks like.

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If you absolutely must touch the fish, always wet your hands, it reduces damage to the fish's protective layer. If your hands smell and are sticky after handling a fish, generally youve damaged its slime coat. Wet hands before handling means less damage to the fish and less smelly hands after.

Leland lures made this excellent video which tells about proper handling of trout/steelhead...Its aimed at the fly/shore fisherman, and certainly when on a boat the game is changed a little bit, but as a general rule of thumb its good advice.

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