It goes way beyond fizzing for just being caught in deep water.
Fizzing is also required any time they are floating on their side or upside down. This can be because they are caught deep or more so from being stressed out riding in a live well all day long.
All of the overs caught in Mega Bass in March (cold water) an hourly tournament, so you know they were not in the live wells very long, had to be fizzed. Most had signs of spawning. So you also know they were not caught deep..
Fizzing requires a #18 needle. 1 1/2" long for side fizzing and 1" for mouth fizzing. For mouth fizzing take an plastic ink pen, pull out the ink pen part, take the empty tube and super glue it onto the needle. When you push the needle in the mouth under water it will be long enough so you can see the bubbles coming out. Big fish really require this needle.
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