By Shelton Products...
Hi, My name is Bill Shelton and I like to work with saving
our fish. This is a list of things you can do to help release
fish safely. If you have some suggestion that you would like to
see added, please Email me with your ideas. I will be adding these
suggestions to my web site. So check in occasionally to see what
- Use sharp hooks.
- Use net sparingly.
- Use barbless hooks.
- Learn how to fizz fish.
- Keep fingers out of gills.
- Don't bend the jaw over.
- Match equipment to quarry.
- Avoid unnecessary handling.
- Enjoy fight but don't overdue it.
- Learn good livewell techniques.
- Wet hands before handling fish.
- Handle fish as little as possible.
- Learn timing on when to set hook.
- Learn proper knots to avoid break off.
- Stay away from Sea Lions if possible.
- Grip fish properly to avoid dropping fish.
- Cradle fish upside down helps quite them.
- Do immediate hook sets to avoid deep hooking.
- Release fish without removing it from the water.
- Land fish at a safe area to handle them, if possible.
- Avoid allowing fish to flop on deck of boat or ground.
- Spiny fish require hand protection like gloves or rags.
- Have camera ready before removing fish from water.
- Hold on to fish tail until you are sure the fish has revived.
- Move fish back and fore to get water moving through gills
My Favorite Tips.
The more you fish the better you get at releasing!
The Flip Lacer saves you time, so you can fish more!
The StrikeFighter holds your rod while you are releasing the fish!
The Shelton Release, the self releasing hook makes releasing easy!
Use SFD™ for fish suffering barotrauma SFD™ info
My Favorite Links.
Here are some of my favorite links on the net:
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