I know alot of Cpr fisherman will crucify me for this post. I maybe even banned but I feel this is important!! So I will start out by saying I am all for it if done properly!!! Since coming to this site I have seen hundreds of fish that were "Cpr" and wondered. So before I came on here I talked to a friend of mine that works for the Dnr fisheries. I told him about photos with stringers thru gills, gafts, hanging up in a tree, blood running down side of fish and so on and so forth and then Cpr'ed. Here are some things he told me as his opinion, the clock starts ticking the minute a fish is removed from water, like throwing a human under water the clock starts ticking. Anything shoved thru the gills is like someone pushing something thru our lungs. Placing in tap water that has chroline and hundreds of other chemicals to make it safe for us to drink , is Like us drinking lake or river water. One year after a bass tourney they required all fish to be turned over to them for studies on mortality over 70% died. I came home with a empty feeling about the fish that we catch so we can photo, weigh, get slapped on the back, make the front page of newspaper or magazine, its the very fish we desire that pay the ultimate price even though we have every good intention to let it go , for another fight ,another day , that ends up dying. The very thought of that makes me have a very empty feeling. Do I have fish photos ? Yes!!! Did I release them? Yes into a hot skillet. What are your feelings? Or Ideas?