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Catching deep water bass
« on: December 20, 2015, 09:16:43 PM »

I have used several fizzing tools and this one is hands down the best; effective and easy to use. Others that I have used clogged or very slowly released air. In a tournament last month I fizzled every fish before putting in live well. Easy less than a minute, can hear air escape and fish all swam away. Got these from Amazon this week less than $10. If you catch them deep highly recommend.





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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 11:46:09 AM »
Awesome info. Thanks @Eric-Maine  :thumbup:

When you refer to fishing deep, is there a recommended depth range where you think fizzing becomes necessary, or should the bass simply be observed when placed in the livewell, to see if they can stay upright?

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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 01:02:04 PM »
A pro strongly recommended flip clips. Have either of you had experience with those?
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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 01:15:33 PM »
A pro strongly recommended flip clips. Have either of you had experience with those?

I haven't heard of them, personally. What are they for, and do you have a pic?

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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 02:41:11 PM »
So I had never seen this before but when I got home I immediately ordered them. However Ive only seen them used once while SM fishing on Winni and it worked well. Was just curious if anyone had more experience with them. Basically its a lead weight attached to a roach clip (sorry dont know what else to call it). You attach it to their bottom fins and it keeps the fish upright in your livewell until their swim bladder normalizes. Guy pulled the fish up from about 30 feet and noticed it going belly up in the live well and attached those. Fish was later released alive. I bought them but have yet to try them out myself.

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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 06:18:12 PM »
Last month we fizzed every fish because it was likely. Not  sure if there is a magic depth. Lot depends on where the fish had been prior. A top water fish could conceivably need help. A couple of years ago on the St Lawrence River nearly every fish needed help caught in the tournament

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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 10:38:05 AM »
If those clips work i'd rather do that than poke them. Seems like a good idea :thumbup:

Brazzy i think you could call them alligator clips  ;)

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Re: Catching deep water bass
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 03:55:50 PM »
Brazzy i think you could call them alligator clips  ;)

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