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#5084283 - 07/13/10 12:23 AM PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER
TANK8677 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 449
Loc: HOUSTON, TX
i was wondering is there a correct way to put the fish on a stringer without them dying..bottom lip inside to outside, from outside to inside, or throu the gills??
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#5084314 - 07/13/10 12:42 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: TANK8677]
Matthew J baggett Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 61
if you put it through the gills they will die for sure, close the fishes mouth and just put the stringer through the bottom jaw then out of the mouth

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#5084568 - 07/13/10 07:07 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: Matthew J baggett]
Gaff Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 225
Loc: Angleton Tx
Never hear much about the floating net baskets vs stringers. I've been using a basket for the last few years and the fish always stay alive. I think theres less chance of a shark grabbing your cacth useing the floating basket.

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#5084645 - 07/13/10 07:40 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: Gaff]
NacogdochesBassm Offline
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Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 2244
Loc: nacogdoches, texas
Originally Posted By: Gaff
Never hear much about the floating net baskets vs stringers. I've been using a basket for the last few years and the fish always stay alive. I think theres less chance of a shark grabbing your cacth useing the floating basket.


+1

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#5084950 - 07/13/10 09:06 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: NacogdochesBassm]
breambuster Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 2406
Loc: Anywhere, TX,
Or float an ice chest in an inner tube to ice them down immediately to keep all blood and scent out of the water around you.



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#5085274 - 07/13/10 10:11 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: TANK8677]
85MPH Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 326
Originally Posted By: TANK8677
i was wondering is there a correct way to put the fish on a stringer without them dying..bottom lip inside to outside, from outside to inside, or throu the gills??


The best way to keep fish alive on a stringer is to place the stringer through the top lip first and then through the bottom lip. This way allows the fish to properly flow water over it's gills, resulting in longer life. The float of the stringer also causes the fish to remain in an upright position on the stringer, resulting in less stress to the fish and longer life.

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#5087506 - 07/13/10 08:36 PM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: 85MPH]
ryan powell Offline
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Registered: 02/12/02
Posts: 836
Loc: jasper,tx
fish basket
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#5087847 - 07/13/10 10:20 PM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: ryan powell]
oldsaltyone Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 141
Loc: Matagorda County
I go through the top lip then out of the bottom lip. With these high water temps, it's tough to keep 'em alive.

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#5088118 - 07/14/10 12:33 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: oldsaltyone]
TANK8677 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 449
Loc: HOUSTON, TX
so go throu both lips huh, i figure just go throu the bottom lip will be ok.
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#5088843 - 07/14/10 09:34 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: TANK8677]
Woj Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 104
Bottom lip only. There are two places (one on each side of the tongue) where the skin is thin, and the stringer can be poked through easily. Don't go through both the top and bottom, this will restrict or even prevent the fish from opening it's mouth to breath.

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#5088925 - 07/14/10 09:54 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: Woj]
85MPH Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 326
Originally Posted By: Woj
Bottom lip only. There are two places (one on each side of the tongue) where the skin is thin, and the stringer can be poked through easily. Don't go through both the top and bottom, this will restrict or even prevent the fish from opening it's mouth to breath.


Actually, If you only go through the bottom lip, the fish will not be able to close it's mouth completely and correctly flow water over the gills. Without the back pressure of a completely closed mouth, reduced amounts of water are forced over the lamella of the gill filaments where dissolved oxygen in the water is naturally diffused from the water to the bloodstream of the fish (due to a lower O2 concentration in the blood, when compared to the water).

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#5097294 - 07/16/10 10:53 AM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: 85MPH]
Mexicajun1 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/09
Posts: 2185
Loc: Poth, TX
Just get you a Burlap sack and put your fish INSIDE the sack. Then use your stringer to TIE the sack shut and you will have NO PROBLEM what so ever keeping fish alive and fresh. Heck we even take the sack out of the water and move from spot to spot and once to new locoation put sack back in water and fish stay alive.


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#5098118 - 07/16/10 02:05 PM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: Mexicajun1]
IgotSNAGGED Offline
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Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 2543
Loc: Dallas, TX
Just release all the fish you catch and you don't have to worry...LOL

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#5108126 - 07/19/10 09:39 PM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: 85MPH]
Redman71 Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 198
Loc: Georgetown/Seadrift
Originally Posted By: 85MPH
Originally Posted By: TANK8677
i was wondering is there a correct way to put the fish on a stringer without them dying..bottom lip inside to outside, from outside to inside, or throu the gills??


The best way to keep fish alive on a stringer is to place the stringer through the top lip first and then through the bottom lip. This way allows the fish to properly flow water over it's gills, resulting in longer life. The float of the stringer also causes the fish to remain in an upright position on the stringer, resulting in less stress to the fish and longer life.


+1
Most trou won't live on a stringer any way. If


Edited by redman71 (07/19/10 09:39 PM)

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#5108235 - 07/19/10 10:01 PM Re: PUTTING FISH ON A STRINGER [Re: Redman71]
BenFishing Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 68
Loc: League City, TX
floating basket..... or do what i do catch and release

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