nice solid fish we caught on popper down in the gulf

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Great fish, would have gone

Fri, 2011-07-08 09:05

Great fish, would have gone very hard in a small tinny!!!! Details of the capture?

Whats the go with holding fish by the tail, is it OK or does it damage the fish's spine. I have heard somewhere that it potentially damages the spine and can affect mortality rate when released, I think it was for sharks with soft cartlige bones, but not sure if it relates to finfish or specifically GT's. Maybe soemone can inform us on what is best for fish release (I presume this was released?). 





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I think thats to long for a GT

Fri, 2011-07-08 10:08

Suspect its a Bludger or even a yellow spot, but the Trevor experts will have their say. I would expect some damage to both the fish and potentially the holder (not in this case because he has the scutes covered with cloth) from holding it this way, but then no criticism as we all learn. Better to hold the tail and support under the belly.

Nice size BTW.



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