Catch and Release AND Keep 'em Wet

Great info courtesy of Grizzly Peak Flyfishers on why it's critical to minimize the stress on your trophy trout if you want them to survive:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5EgyZTn1GlrR3RpZDBaQ0ZfekE/view

The Keepemwet website is another great resource. These are the basic principles:

Use barbless Hooks

Reduce Fight Time

Minimize air Exposure

ELIMINATE CONTACT WITH DRY SURFACES

Use a Rubber Net

REDUCE HANDLING

Revive and Release

https://www.keepemwet.org/principles-2#principles

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5566297de4b09e02d653ecf2/t/586fc41ebf629a6f008f13f8/1483719723132/Brownscombe+et+al+2017+Best+practices+for+C%26R.pdf

The Wild Steelhead Coalition developed this excellent report on their website:

http://wildsteelheadcoalition.org/2016/12/wsc-releases-paper-on-cnr-fish-handling-impacts/