The tweet was borderline militant. Rude. Snide. Smug. And so misinformed that I almost replied with an equally aggressive insult.
Sadly, this is what the well-intentioned catch-and-release movement has come to:
“It’s called catch-and-release. Catch-and-RELEASE. Check into it.”
I held my temper. I suppose, with a Twitter handle like @eatmorebrookies, I kind of brought it on myself. I simply replied, “Where I live, non-native brook trout are invasive and taking over native cutthroat habitat.” A little information can be a good thing, right?