Went to a local farm pond last night and caught a very nice LM on a rattle trap. Problem was the fish inhaled the bait. Unfortunatly I must have taken my plyers out of my bag and I tried and tried to get the bait out and couldnt. I Noticed the fish was bleeding and didnt want to kill it by keeping it out of the water to much longer. So I cut my line and put the fish back in the pond with the lure still in it. I dont know if it was the right decision I have heard that the hooks will rust and the lure will fall out. Is this true? What are that fishes chances of surviving? Its a small pond and I hate killing off the nicer fish in there.