Interesting article, I was not surprised with the high survival rate of the shallow salt water species or the deep water except for the extreme pressure change. I have been lead to believe trout are one of the more fragile species of game fish and try to handle them accordingly, for small trout I try not to touch them but grasp the fly and remove it with a quick twist releasing the fish.
Since my family ran off to the Teche Country and left me behind I always appreciate the humor from down there.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain