Speaking of slime coat. Watching Bass Live, I am amazed at the amount of time the pros just let fish flop on the carpet. Randall Tharp was the worst a couple weeks ago, literally fish flopped around while he positioned his boat away from the bank to hit spot lock.
I am quick to get fish in my hands if boat flipped and unless they are big, they never touch carpet. And if they are big enough to net, they don’t hit the carpet either.
I’m just a little put off by the care most people have for the bass we spend so much time and money on to catch with little regard to the well being of the fish.
I’ve seen him on tv literally throwing every fish he caught into the bottom of his boat when he boat flipped them. They were taking some really hard crashes into the boat and I thought to myself that he could atleast be a little gentler with them but I’m not gonna lose sleep over it.