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Unhooking a bass #13723306 10/07/20 08:40 PM
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Just got through watching a MLF event on Sturgeon Bay and I was amazed at the number of anglers that unhooked their fish outside the boat, wow. Has anyone seen anybody lose a fish after doing this, as much as they flop around I want mine in the middle of the boat.

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Originally Posted by Buchbass2
Just got through watching a MLF event on Sturgeon Bay and I was amazed at the number of anglers that unhooked their fish outside the boat, wow. Has anyone seen anybody lose a fish after doing this, as much as they flop around I want mine in the middle of the boat.


You should also always catch a fly ball with two hands. Great advice for sure, but you'll notice a bunch of pro's don't do it.


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Re: Unhooking a bass [Re: Buchbass2] #13723399 10/07/20 10:02 PM
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have seen them do this for smaller fish that would not make the 2lb minimum weight limit and the pros were trying to avoid a smaller fish coming unhooked,landing in the boat and causing them to get a 2 minute penalty....if fish comes unhooked and falls in the water,there is no penalty....
don't recall seeing them unhooking those smallmouths on sturgeons bay but they did a lot of sliding their hands under them apparently because their mouths are so small....

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Mine have been unhooking three feet away from the boat lately so edge of the boat doesn't seem unreasonable.


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Originally Posted by Pitdad
Mine have been unhooking three feet away from the boat lately so edge of the boat doesn't seem unreasonable.


Me too ! LOL


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Originally Posted by Pitdad
Mine have been unhooking three feet away from the boat lately so edge of the boat doesn't seem unreasonable.



lately they have been saving me the trouble of having to reel them in or even set the hook, guess they don't wanna wear my old butt out. grin


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I have seen them do that countless times with weighable fish. Surprised to see it with so much money on the line!

Re: Unhooking a bass [Re: beartrap] #13724035 10/08/20 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by beartrap
have seen them do this for smaller fish that would not make the 2lb minimum weight limit and the pros were trying to avoid a smaller fish coming unhooked,landing in the boat and causing them to get a 2 minute penalty....if fish comes unhooked and falls in the water,there is no penalty....
don't recall seeing them unhooking those smallmouths on sturgeons bay but they did a lot of sliding their hands under them apparently because their mouths are so small....


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