The Ultimate How To Remove a Fish Hook Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Catch and release is a way to fish that both proves your skill as a fisherman and demonstrates ecological responsibility. But this works only if you know how to remove the hook without injuring the fish. It takes practice to be able to set a fish free as quickly as possible, because the longer you take, the less of a chance the fish has of surviving. Take this quiz to learn about how to remove a fish hook safely.

Which type of fishing uses the catch-and-release method?

Catch and release is a method used in recreational or sport fishing.


Which catch-and-release rule is most important?

If you're interested in catching and releasing, do the fish a favor and handle them as gently as possible. Use barbless hooks to minimize damage.


Which of these is NOT true?

Many recreational fishermen practice something called catch and release. Instead of hanging the fish on a chain stringer or tossing it in a cooler of water, the catch-and-release fisherman removes the hook from the fish and places it back into the water with great care as quickly as possible.


How many Americans take part in recreational fishing each year?

Some 44 million Americans hit lakes, rivers and oceans each year to fish recreationally.


How much money do Americans spend on recreational fishing each year?

Americans ring up a fishing tab of some $41 billion annually.


Recreational fishing is a ________ industry in the U.S.

Recreational fishing is booming in America.


Why are fishing regulations in place?

To help conserve the fish population, regulations are necessary.


The National Park Service encourages catch and release of all ______ species.

The service tries to encourage the catch and release of all native species.


According to the U.S. National Park Service, which of the following species may fishermen keep?

The National Park Service recommends keeping non-native fish, as long as they meet the size restrictions, to allow native fish to thrive.


How do most fish breathe under water?

Fish suck water through their gills, taking oxygen directly into the bloodstream through tiny capillaries.


What is the function of the outer mucous membrane coating of fish?

Fish have an outer mucous membrane coating that helps them fight infectious agents and water related disease.


What is shallow hooking?

Hooking the fish in its mouth is called shallow hooking.


What is deep hooking?

Deep hooking refers to a fish being hooked on its belly, through the gills or deep into the throat near internal organs.


Which of the following type of hooking can kill the fish?

Hooking the gills and stomach area is likely to kill the fish.


How do you attract a fish?

There are two ways to attract a fish: with bait or with a lure.


Which of the following is not a bait?

Bait can be anything from a worm to sweet corn.


Where should you land a fish?

Fish caught in shallow water can injure themselves thrashing around on rocks. Look for a deep pool nearby.


How do you handle a fish out of water?

If you need to get the fish out of the water, wet your hands and lift it, holding it firmly by the tail and supporting it gently under the belly.


Which of the following devices is used to remove a fish hook?

Use needle-nose pliers to remove the hook.


What can be done if the fish has swallowed the hook?

If the hook is too deep into the throat of the fish, then cut the hook as close to its body as possible and release the fish.


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