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Bleeding bass

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#1
Ok,this might be a stupid question but- why do you need to sepparate a bleeding fish from the other in your livewell?
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#2
There is never a stupid question ! If you dump a bleeding bass into a livewell with others,the other fish are going to experience a heightened level of stress as well as a result of blood in the water.A bleeding bass will be under severe stress,as you would be if a major vein was punctured and bleeding,so it is best to put into a seperate livewell if the boat has the facility and treat with a livewell salt.I also find the fish tend to jump around in the livewell more often if a bleeder is introduced...I suspect this is a natural 'escape' mechanism taking place.
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#3
Better still, hold that fish overboard and let it bleed fisnished before putting it in the livewell and then make sure that you have non-iodised salt (I chuck about ½ handful in my livewell) in the water and then watch that fish carefully - if you recycle water for blood, add more salt - my 2c worth.
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#4
I have heard, not sure how true it is. But Sprite helps for bleeding fish.

Not sure if there are any adverse effects on the bass after the fact, I don't forsee any.
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#5
Never really had any trouble with other fish in the well when dropping a bleeding fish in there. Just circulate
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#6
Try keep the water fresh and blow bubbles on there backs bru .....
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BassRat Wrote:Try keep the water fresh and blow bubbles on there backs bru .....
We are talking about reviving bass here....not escapades in the bubble tub with your better half...but I like what you are saying....I should try it on both situations... :blue-biggrin:
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Webrent,I have heard recently that a fizzy lemon flavour drink poured on the bleeding area of a bass stops the bleed...not sure if the drink stops the heart entirely,but I have a can of bitter lemon handy,or at least I used to...until that Bergie cracked it and added gin...have to put a lock on my cooler box on the boat ! :blue-evil:
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#9
Like smurf said no such thing as a dumb question i have never had a livewell so i did not know that there is a problem regardingbleeding bass this brings me to my questions....

if i put a bleeding bass on a stringer could the blood not be smelled by other bass in the area and make them go of the bite

or

as they are predators and eat smaller bass increase feeding at the smell of food "injured bait fish"
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#10
I think you will be attracting crocodiles boet..........
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I recall a certain crock of the month is that how they did it :blue-badgrin:
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smurf Wrote:Webrent,I have heard recently that a fizzy lemon flavour drink poured on the bleeding area of a bass stops the bleed...not sure if the drink stops the heart entirely,but I have a can of bitter lemon handy,or at least I used to...until that Bergie cracked it and added gin...have to put a lock on my cooler box on the boat ! :blue-evil:

LOL!!
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