Five tips you should always follow if you want to catch and release trout properly: 1) Always wet your hands before handling trout, so you don't rub the protective slime off their bodies. 2) Keep the fish wet... you want to see the water dripping off the fish when you take the shot... a dry fish makes a bad photo. 3) Keep the fish no more than two feet above the water... bend down for the shot, don't hold the fish at eye level. 4) If a fish eats the fly deep, cut it off... performing surgery will kill the trout, and cutting off the fly gives them a chance. And 5) Hold your breath as you photograph a fish out of water... as you feel uncomfortable, odds are, the fish does also.