I do it for a quick picture every now and again bc it flares the gills and shows the size and features of the fish but I don't hold them like that , hell I don't ...more even touch the sides bc I don't wanna rub off their protective film
yeah, I fish this same lake 4 days a week and have never harmed or killed on and actually sometimes catch the same ones hours later lol I am very careful with the ...more fish and have been fishing for over 20 years so it's all good buddy
Yep just a heads up! I used to always hold my fish like that too I didn't know until I got my own place with my own private pond.. after a hard day of fishing ...more it wasn't uncommon to see multiple dead bass floating over the next few days. After doing some research found that it is very hard on the fish and most ppl don't even know.
lol I usually hold them with 2 hands or parallel but , it was just a quick split second that I did only for a pic bc it shows the fish better in my opinion, then ...more I set the bass back in the water and and swayed he back and forth until she bolted, she was out of the water for about 30 seconds if that but I appreciate your concern :)
Nice fish! But just so you know it is typically fatal when you hold a bass like that. When you use their jaw to hold up their entire body weight it usually leaves ...more the bass unable to feed which eventually leads to its death. Watch any bass master tournament and they will always hold the bass straight up and down perpendicular to the ground. Most ppl refer to fisherman that hold bass like this as bass killers FYI
I have people tell me all the time it's a waste of money and I won't catch anything there but I have caught dozens of bass and quite a few between 15 to ...more 20 inches and this bass is the biggest I caught from the lake so far
Ive had that happen as well, with cats, and carp.. big sheephead will take em too.. lmao.. see all kinds of people losing them at the pier... out the pole holer, ...more over the rail and threw the water they go! 😂