Originally Posted by Goldfish loach boy
^+1 that's exactly what I thought too
yeah its definitely sad, but he wouldn't have been able to throw it back anyways
(However once the rockfish was secured, throwing it back wasn't a good option, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
"Rockfish caught in deep water often sustain injuries," as a result of the decompression that happens when fish are quickly elevated to the surface, the ADFG says on its website. With Liebman being at a depth of 900 feet, "because of high release mortality, intentional catch-and-release fishing is greatly discouraged, particularly in depths of 60 feet or greater.")