Fishing to spawning fish that are on their redds is one of the most debated ethical issues surrounding fishing; especially on rivers with trout and salmon. In early spring the rainbows are starting to spawn and late spring the cutthroats start their cycle. During early fall, the brook trout are on their beds and the browns typically are in mid to late fall. There seems to be more and more evidence produced that hooking into fish that are on their redds during their spawning season is detrimental to the success of the reproduction cycle. The definition of a redd is: A spawning nest made by a fish, especially a salmon or trout. The definition of spawning is: Spawn is the eggs and sperm released or deposited, usually into water, by aquatic animals. As a verb, spawn refers to the process of releasing the eggs and sperm, also called spawning. Most aquatic animals, apart from aquatic mammals reproduce through a process of spawning. The picture below shows an example of a redd
The picture below shows a trout o a redd
We here at Reel Deal don’t participate in fishing to fish that are on their redds and we hope that you will make the choice to refrain as well.