Cooke Lab

Catch and Release and other Recreational Fishing Papers


Cooke, S.J., and I.G. Cowx.  2006.  Contrasting recreational and commercial fishing: searching for common


issues to promote unified conservation of  fisheries resources and aquatic environments.  Biological Conservation.  128:93-108.   [pdf, 285KB]


Cooke, S.J., B.L. Barthel, C.D. Suski, M.J. Siepker, and D.P. Philipp.  2005.  Influence of circle hook size on


hooking efficiency, injury, and size selectivity of bluegill with comments on circle hook conservation benefits in recreational fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  25:211-219.           [ pdf, 129KB ]


Ostrand, K.G., M.J. Siepker, S.J. Cooke, W.F. Bauer, and D.H. Wahl.  2005.  Largemouth bass catch rates


and injury associated with non-offset and offset circle hook configurations.  Fisheries Research.  74:306-311.


Cooke, S.J., and C.D. Suski.  2005.  Do we need species-specific guidelines for catch-and-release


recreational angling to conserve diverse fishery resources?  Biodiversity and Conservation.  14:1195-1209.  [ pdf, 186 KB ]


Schreer, J.F., D. Resch, M. Gately, and S.J. Cooke.  2005.  Swimming performance of brook trout following


simulated catch-and-release angling: looking for air exposure thresholds.  North American Journal of  Fisheries Management.  25:1513-1517. [ pdf, 32.5 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., and I.G. Cowx.  2004.  The role of recreational fisheries in global  fish crisises.  BioScience. 

    54:857-859.   [ pdf, 173 KB ]  

Suski, C.D., S.S. Killen, S.J. Cooke, J.D. Kieffer, D.P. Philipp, and B.L. Tufts.  2004. Physiological


significance of the weigh-in during live-release angling tournaments for largemouth bass.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  133:1291-1303.   [ pdf, 93.6 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., and C.D. Suski.  2004.  Are circle hooks effective tools for conserving freshwater and marine


recreational catch-and-release fisheries?  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.  14:299-326.   [ pdf, 273 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., and D.P. Philipp.  2004.  Behavior and mortality of caught-and- released bonefish (Albula spp.)


in Bahamian waters with implications for a sustainable recreational fishery.  Biological Conservation. 118:599-607.   [ pdf, 222 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., E.C. Grant, J.F. Schreer, D.P. Philipp, and A.L. Devries.  2003.  Low temperature cardiac


response to exhaustive exercise in fish with different  levels of winter quiescence.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A.  134:157-165. [ pdf, 200 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., B.D.S. Graeb, C.D. Suski, and K.G. Ostrand.  2003.  Effects of suture material on incision


healing, growth and survival of juvenile largemouth bass implanted with miniature radio transmitters: case study of a novice and experienced fish surgeon.  Journal of Fish Biology.  62:1360-1388.                       [ pdf, 286 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., B.L. Barthel, and C.D. Suski.  2003.  Effects of hook type on injury  and capture efficiency of


rock bass, Ambloplites rupestris, angled in  southeastern Ontario.  Fisheries Management and Ecology.  10:269-271    [ pdf, 74.8 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., C.D. Suski, M.J. Siepker, and K.G. Ostrand.  2003.  Injury rates,  hooking efficiency and


mortality potential of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) captured on circle hooks and octopus hooks.  Fisheries Research.   61:135-144.   [ pdf, 200 KB ]


Furimsky, M., S.J. Cooke, C.D. Suski, X. Wang, and B.L. Tufts.  2003.  Respiratory and circulatory effects


of hypoxia in largemouth bass and smallmouth  bass: an application to "live-release" angling tournaments.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  132:1065-1075.    [ pdf, 131 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., C.D. Suski, B.L. Barthel, K.G. Ostrand, B.L. Tufts, and D.P. Philipp.  2003.  Injury and


mortality induced by four hook types on bluegill and pumpkinseed.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  23:883-893.    [ pdf, 104 KB ]


Barthel, B.L., S.J. Cooke, C.D. Suski, and D.P. Philipp.  2003.  Effects of landing net mesh type on injury and


mortality in a freshwater recreational fishery.  Fisheries Research.  63:275-282.    [ pdf, 120 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp.  2002.  Physiological  impacts of catch-and- release


angling practices on largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Black Bass 2000:  ecology, conservation and  management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:489- 512.   [ pdf, 318 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer,  K.M. Dunmall and D.P. Philipp.  2002.  Strategies for quantifying sublethal effects


of marine catch-and-release angling – insights from novel freshwater applications.  American Fisheries Society Symposium.   30:121-134.


Schreer, J.F., S.J. Cooke, and R.S. McKinley.  2001.  Cardiac response to variable forced exercise at


different temperatures - an angling simulation for  smallmouth bass.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  130: 783-795.


Dunmall, K.M., S.J. Cooke, J.F. Schreer, and R.S. McKinley.  2001. The effect of  scented lures on the


hooking injury and mortality of smallmouth bass  caught by novice and experienced anglers.  North American Journal of  Fisheries Management.  21:.242-248.    [ pdf, 100 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., K. Dunmall, J.F. Schreer, and D.P. Philipp.  2001 .  The influence of terminal tackle on physical


injury, handling time and cardiac disturbance of rock bass.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  21:265-274.    [ pdf, 109 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., D.P. Philipp, J.F. Schreer, and R.S. McKinley.  2000.  Locomotory impairment of nesting male


largemouth bass following catch-and-release angling.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  20:968-977.    [ pdf, 91.5 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., W.I. Dunlop, D.M. McLennan, and G. Power.  2000.  Applications and characteristics of angler


diary programs in Ontario, Canada.  Fisheries  Management and Ecology.  7: 473- 487.                        [ pdf, 83.3 KB ]


Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, and R.S. McKinley.  1998.  Derby determined vital  statistics and trends of the


smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)  recreational fishery in the middle reaches of the Grand River, Ontario.  Canadian Field-Naturalist. 112:451- 458.  

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