Bass death

Authors: Cooke, S, Schreer, J, Wahl, D, Philipp, D
Journal: American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:489-512
Year: 2000
Where: (1) University of Illinois (2) University of Waterloo, Canada
(3) Kaskaskia Biological Station, Illinois, USA

This research found that death after release was up to over three-quarters for largemouth bass, and half for small mouth bass.


"Delayed mortality represents death from catch-and-release angling at some point after the released fish swims away."

"Delayed mortality rates were highly variable for both species, 0–76.9 percent for largemouth bass and 0–47.3 percent for smallmouth bass."
Fish Pain