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#10935879 - 06/23/15 05:01 PM Fizzing a bass
lodell23 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 697
Loc: Denton TX
I've heard that you should fizz them underwater where you can see the air bubbles coming out and i've also heard that doing it underwater can allow water into the swim bladder and can kill the bass... so which is the correct way of doing it? Under water or above? Thanks

#10935895 - 06/23/15 05:06 PM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7305
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Under slightly but dont let it all out. Thats how you tell air is being released. Only enough to allow fish to right itself. Plenty of videos online

#10936009 - 06/23/15 06:08 PM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4450
Loc: Livingston Tx
Either way seen it done both ways I do it out of water with no problems.

#10936478 - 06/23/15 09:49 PM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
Leever Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
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Edited by Fish Killer (06/24/15 10:55 AM)
Edit Reason: quit trolling
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#10936797 - 06/24/15 07:39 AM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
If you see bubbles coming out, then how can water get in?

I fizz them quite often in the live well under water. You gotta do it under water so you can see the bubbles and know you got the job done.

Here is the best video I've seen on fizzing a fish. Don't be afraid to practice on smaller fish you catch while fun fishing. This will allow you to be confident in what you're doing when you finally need to fizz that big fish during a tournament.

#10937200 - 06/24/15 10:39 AM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: Leever]
reelswift Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 607
Loc: West Texas
Great video

#10939507 - 06/25/15 10:54 AM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
10 lbs or bust Offline
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Registered: 06/15/11
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biggest thing that was already mentioned is DO NOT let any more out than necessary. I do three bubbles to start.....if still not able to right itself Ill do three more. That normally is enough 99% of the time. I've helped out a good many weigh stations over the years and the number one problem is over fizzing. When that bass sinks like a rock to the bottom you just killed her.
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#10941251 - 06/26/15 08:06 AM Re: Fizzing a bass [Re: lodell23]
Big Red 12 Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
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I use Flip Clips in the livewell to get them back balanced and they naturally stabilize.


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