The key to getting better fish photos or “grip and grin” pictures is learning how to hold the fish safely and effectively. Just like safely catching and releasing wild trout, taking good pictures is an art all its own. Below are a few key points to better handling fish for good pictures:
- Wet your hands before touching the fish.
- Make sure your camera man is ready before taking
the trout out of the water.
- Do not hold the fish over rocks or any other structure
that might be life threating in the event you drop the fish.
- Grip the tail very firmly and cradle the
body. Do not use the death squeeze, over
exerting pressure on a trout can damage internal organs.
- Have the camera man get in close and try getting
different angles of the shot.
- Don’t keep the fish out of the water for too
- Release the fish in calm water and make sure the
fish is revived before letting go.
- Most importantly: Smile!
Hopefully these tips will help you capture that trophy trout
Colorado Trout Fisher