Yeah by keeping it in the water. You can tail them and release. I’ve ruffled feathers here before about this subject but i feel strongly about correctly releasing wild fish. In WA it is illegal to take a wild fish out of the water when releasing.I'm all about safe handling, but you gotta release it somehow.
Yeah, but as hobster indicated "...unless it’s from one of the few rivers you can keep wild steel".Illegal in Oregon also
P17. The Following Activities are Unlawful
All undersized, oversized, or unwanted fish or shellfish should not be removed from the water and must be immediately released unharmed.
Poorly worded, but the intent is clear that this is not an "optional should" since it appears under the unlawful section.