Quite a few OFFERS are catch & release anglers. Some are like me, who catch & release and sometimes catch & keep. We like eating fish. They are tasty and healthy for humans. If I bait fish I'll use barbless hooks and if a fish swallows the hook I cut the line at the mouth as the hook will dissolve, according to the ODFW. The Regs also give very well thought-out and intelligent methods for releasing fish UNHARMED, as on page 53. The REGS point out that a fish that will be released should NEVER be removed COMPLETELY from the water. Cradle the fish in the water and take your pic. Don't hold it up at hip-level, eye-level, etc. etc. so you can have a nice picture for everyone to see and be impressed by. Follow the ethics and code as outlined by the ODFW. Don't harm a fish just to get a pic. Please. Be kind. Be smart. Be cool.