Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

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Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby WB Staff » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:13 pm

Bass anglers commonly adopt catch and release as a conservation practice, and frequently over 75% of angled black bass are released back into the water. If fish survive the angling event, the practice of catch and release as an alternative to harvest reduces direct mortality, but it has the potential to affect the postrelease feeding behavior and survival of the fish. The act of lifting black bass for handling, hook removal, and photograph opportunities may cause stress and injury, and the degree of injury sustained could be influenced by fish size. Holding fish in a tilted grip by the jaw has raised concern among anglers about potential damage to jaw musculature and tendons, as they may not support the fish's body weight out of water, particularly for trophy bass. We conducted an experiment with Florida Largemouth Bass M. salmoides floridanus to evaluate the relative

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Re: Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby Winxp_man » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:01 am

Yet here is their recommended way of holding the fish....

"we recommend that anglers use two-handed support" Which is to support their lower jaw and back end. Its how I personally do it. To each their own though.

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Re: Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby Brian D. » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:23 am

Science?! Is that still around?
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Re: Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby Winxp_man » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Brian D. wrote:Science?! Is that still around?




Hahahahaha.... ain't no body got time for that. Right? Haha

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Re: Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby tunaman » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:50 am

Tight lines forever!
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Re: Lipping Bass May Not Be Harmful, Say Scientists

Postby Brian D. » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:19 am

ha. good on Tuna.
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