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The Ultimate How To Remove a Fish Hook Quiz
by Staff
Catch and release is a way to fish that both proves your skill as a fisherman and demonstrates ecological responsibility. But this works only if you know how to remove the hook without injuring the fish. It takes practice to be able to set a fish free as quickly as possible, because the longer you take, the less of a chance the fish has of surviving. Take this quiz to learn about how to remove a fish hook safely.

Which type of fishing uses the catch-and-release method?

  • commercial fishing
  • recreational or sport fishing
  • crab fishing

Which catch-and-release rule is most important?

  • use barbless hooks
  • use knotless nets
  • use landing nets

Which of these is NOT true?

  • Catch and release is a technique of fish conservation.
  • Catch and release is used by recreational fishermen.
  • Catch and release is a technique of water conservation.

How many Americans take part in recreational fishing each year?

  • 48 million
  • 46 million
  • 44 million

How much money do Americans spend on recreational fishing each year?

  • $51 billion
  • $41 billion
  • $31 billion

Recreational fishing is a ________ industry in the U.S.

  • flourishing
  • unsuccessful
  • small

Why are fishing regulations in place?

  • to conserve non-native fish
  • to conserve native fish
  • each of the above

The National Park Service encourages catch and release of all ______ species.

  • non-native
  • native
  • both of the above

According to the U.S. National Park Service, which of the following species may fishermen keep?

  • non-native fish
  • native fish
  • both of the above

How do most fish breathe under water?

  • Fish extract oxygen from the water using lungs.
  • Fish extract oxygen from the water using fins.
  • Fish extract oxygen from the water using gills.

What is the function of the outer mucous membrane coating of fish?

  • it makes fish float in water
  • it protects fish from infectious agents
  • it helps in fertilization

What is shallow hooking?

  • act of hooking the fish in the mouth
  • act of hooking the fish in the belly
  • act of hooking the gills

What is deep hooking?

  • act of hooking the fish in the cheek
  • act of hooking the fish in the jaw
  • act of hooking the gills or stomach

Which of the following type of hooking can kill the fish?

  • shallow hooking
  • deep hooking
  • each of the above

How do you attract a fish?

  • with a live bait
  • with a fishing lure
  • both of the above

Which of the following is not a bait?

  • worms
  • artificial flies
  • fish eggs

Where should you land a fish?

  • shallow water
  • deep pool
  • potable water

How do you handle a fish out of water?

  • wet your hands to lift the fish
  • hold the fish by the tail
  • each of the above

Which of the following devices is used to remove a fish hook?

  • needle-nose pliers
  • bait
  • nets

What can be done if the fish has swallowed the hook?

  • pull the hook with force
  • wiggle the hook
  • cut the hook as close to the fish's body as possible and release the fish