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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788487
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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788516
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I am not seeing that a release boat will help the fish. It would just mean you would not see the dead fish floating at the ramp.

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: ChuChu1] #12788518
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Dead fish are a waste of the resource. And illegal.


Only illegal if you throw them back or in the trash......then it is considered "wanton waste".


It is the law that game fish must be kept in edible condition. That means alive or on ice.


Actually a fish that is dead in a livewell for a few hours in water is fine to eat. Nothing illegal about it and I have never heard of GW writing a ticket while in the livewell. But they are cracking down at the ramp when the dead ones are dumped. Our GW wrote a bunch of warnings at our last event and said they would be tickets at the next one.

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: BThomas] #12788520
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Originally Posted By: BThomas
I am not seeing that a release boat will help the fish. It would just mean you would not see the dead fish floating at the ramp.


A good release boat never puts a sick fish back.

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: WackySenko] #12788528
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Originally Posted By: WackySenko
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I believe it should be enforced. I also believe a resource document should be required as per the law to "hand off" the tournament bag of fish.


Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
There have been some good comments in this thread, but the bottom line is: TP&W caters to bass tournaments. Period.


It is probably the most cared for/released game animal in the country. Next to wt deer it's the biggest economic (outdoor) force in the state they should cater to them. Wildlife resource document to weigh fish smh.


But not at the expense of the rest of the fishery.

Wildlife resource document to weigh fish smh. It's the law smh.

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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: ChuChu1] #12788653
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
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I believe it should be enforced. I also believe a resource document should be required as per the law to "hand off" the tournament bag of fish.


Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
There have been some good comments in this thread, but the bottom line is: TP&W caters to bass tournaments. Period.


It is probably the most cared for/released game animal in the country. Next to wt deer it's the biggest economic (outdoor) force in the state they should cater to them. Wildlife resource document to weigh fish smh.


But not at the expense of the rest of the fishery.

Wildlife resource document to weigh fish smh. It's the law smh.


Thats fair. I haven't fished an flw or or other big tourney in a while I may have unknowingly signed one in the past. Though your adamence toward requiring the document that is supposedly in place is misleading and my general sentiment remains.


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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788696
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I honestly wish you'd just fillet them.....and I truly wish you couldn't even hold a tournament on any lake less than 3500 acres


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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788723
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3 fish limit june 1 thru august 31,2.0lb dead fish penalty all the time,people would learn some fish care!


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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788806
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta



So if a fish needs fizzing, will they still float with these weighted clips?

Is the purpose just to keep fish upright?


Have to admit, I never really had a need to keep fish alive in my live well. Only started tournament fishing a few years ago. I was pretty ignorant and did most of the things I wasn’t supposed to do.

I used to think pumping in freshwater would be more effective than recirculating same water all day. I rarely used my aerator.

I was lucky for a while, but thanks to posts like these, I’m doing the right things now.

I do lose a lot of fishing time worrying about the fish in my live well.

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788817
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Just add some livewell vents, like VT-2 and be done with it. Best thing I ever did for fish care.


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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788910
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Livewell vent won't help with deep caught fish. Which is the main issue on this thread regarding Rayburn. The fin clips keep the fish upright and mainly used for big fish. Some smaller fish show no signs of inflated bladder. The big ones, every time

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12788929
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For all the derby haters....

You do realize that if not for Ray Scott and B.A.S.S., live wells, 5 fish limits, and aeration probably wouldn't exist.

Look at saltwater. They are just now starting to come around to live wells and live release. And that's only in tourneys. For the most part, if you catch and release keeper trout, flounder or reds, folks look at you like you have 3 heads.

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12789098
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Livewell vent won't help with deep caught fish. Which is the main issue on this thread regarding Rayburn. The fin clips keep the fish upright and mainly used for big fish. Some smaller fish show no signs of inflated bladder. The big ones, every time

Yep. Anything 4 and up is automatic for wanting to float. 3 and down we never really have an issue with except on occasion. The weights are something everybody should have. There's only one tho g with the weights, it won't truly make them better but the weights can make you think they are because they are upright. They will still need to be fizzed

Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Frank the Tank] #12789223
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Just add some livewell vents, like VT-2 and be done with it. Best thing I ever did for fish care.

I really like mine and they keep your fish healthy all day.


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Re: Summer Tournaments and Dead Fish [Re: Jaret Latta] #12789244
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There is a lot of good information here, hopefully the Basschamps Texas Shootout on Rayburn puts some emphasis on proper fish care.


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