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De Gassing a bass

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#1
Good day all...I went to Kwaggaskloof Saturday 21 in the hope of catching a pre winter fat smallie...which my son managed to do,but I couldnt get over the 1,5kg mark.They were coming from 2 meter deep water and when I tried to release them,they went belly up with a bloated swim bladder...I found this unusual as I dont think 2m is a deep water fish.Question is...has anyone got a safe method of de-gassing bass ?
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BFSA
#2
I have a hypodermic needle in my tackle box but have never needed to use it and caught way below the 2m mark so that is quite strange.

Here is a link to the best ever demonstration on how to degassing or fizzing as the yanks call it.

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The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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smurf Wrote:I went to Kwaggaskloof Saturday 21 in the hope of catching a pre winter fat smallie...which my son managed to do

Where the pics :blue-biggrin:
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#4
The location for needle insertion varies with fish size, but in general, draw an imaginary line between the notch in the dorsal fins . Draw another line from the tip of the pectoral fin to the fork in the tail.

Where these lines intersect, remove a scale or two and push the needle straight into the body cavity. Hold the fish underwater during the procedure so bubbles can be seen escaping from the needle.

Do not squeeze or press on the fish to force out more gas. When the bubbles stop, the fish should be able to right itself and swim normally. The larger the fish, the farther toward the head of the fish you need to insert the needle.

On fish over 5 pounds you may need to insert the needle within an inch of the tip of the pectoral fin.

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#5
Hi Jeremy...thanks for the info...that u tube clip is very good.Will post pics soon...learning these ropes !
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#6
Yep, your to old....and your gonna make a cock-up as well.....I've got the tee-shirt.... :blue-badgrin: :blue-lol:
"I don't exagerate...I think big!"
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BFSA
#7
Try Rennies or Gaviscon, if it works for Bergie it should sort the bass out!. LOL only joking. :blue-biggrin: :blue-lol:
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#8
Bwahahahahahha...strue...it works....a bit difficult getting into the fish's mouth tho'.... :blue-badgrin: :blue-lol:
"I don't exagerate...I think big!"
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#9
There is also an article posted on the site under the knowledge base.

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#10
I prefer the method illustrated in Bassresource. I have yet to loose a fish or kill it accidentally.
you lay the fish on its side and straighten the pectoral fin . Insert the needle about one scale behind the fin , push in slightly at 45 degree angle, then lift and push gently down until the bubbles come out . They are very tough and dont die easily. My wife caught a fish 15 minutes after the start of the IBC this year in 30 ft of water . The doctor stepped in and the fish was weighed 8 hours later . :blue-razz: That was worth a second place in the ladies section. !!
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DanielDog Wrote:The doctor stepped in and the fish was weighed 8 hours later . :blue-razz: That was worth a second place in the ladies section. !!

Well done Doctor DD and Mrs DD for a great result in the IBC ladies section! :blue-cool:
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BFSA
#12
I dont have a needle in my tackle box but it is on the list.
On one of my trips to Clan I hooked a smallie in deep water and it had trouble getting back down.
I made a rig using my lure retriever, a circle hook and my weightless rod.
Step 1, tie the hook to the lure retriever.
Step 2, attach the line from your rod to the hook.
Step 3, skin hook the bass in the top lip so the the point of the hook is pointing towards the bottom of the dam.
Step 4, drop the lure retriever into the water and free spool you weightless rod and wait until you hit the bottom or are deep enough.
Step 5, Strike to unhook the bass and reel up the line minus a bass
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Move over McGyver here comes Southpaw. Damn ingenious and a pat on tha back for that. I have heard of improvising rigs and first aid, but that takes things to a new level. Improvised compression chamber. :blue-idea:
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#14
That is a good idea ,Soutpaw...a lot less 'invasive' to the fish and less stressfull too...I like it. :eusa_angel:
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