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#10931629 - 06/21/15 03:27 PM Dead Stripers
txfour Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 8317
Loc: Jack County
Why do they die so quickly after putting in the live well? Even with the aerator on they just dont make it very long.

#10931857 - 06/21/15 06:50 PM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
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Registered: 04/21/12
Posts: 74
Loc: Denton County
They are a hard fighting fish and large fish at that. They have a lot of blood compared to other fish I've cleaned which means they need a lot of air. Holding them out of water for any amount of time after you reel them in hurts them. An air actor in a live we'll probably is enough. They need to continue swimming and getting water thru their gills to live.
Is it possible to do something your whole life and still be an ameteur?

#10931981 - 06/21/15 08:14 PM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
psycho0819 Online   content
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1277
Loc: Kaufman
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!

#10932271 - 06/22/15 06:42 AM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 5539
Loc: Texoma
Get a set of striper tubes that will force water theu the gills!

Edited by TIM CLINE (06/22/15 06:42 AM)

#10934038 - 06/22/15 09:32 PM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Texas
Most of the stripers I've caught have given it all they had before I got them in the boat. I haven't had much luck with catch and release once the water gets warm. I've had a few Texoma trips cut short once I got two overs and everything was coming up over 20 inches. Not very sporting to keep fishing with floaters around your boat. Maybe if you horse them in on bigger tackle it's different.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.

#10937155 - 06/24/15 10:11 AM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
Ruff n Redi Offline
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Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 573
Loc: Aledo, TX
I have always been told that stripers fight so hard, most will not survive catch and release, especially in warm to hot water.

#10937937 - 06/24/15 03:51 PM Re: Dead Stripers [Re: txfour]
Streetwalker Online   sleepy
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4633
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Stripers are native to cooler saltwater. In general saltwater fish need highly oxygenated water to survive. Your livewell doesn't even come close to providing what they need.
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