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Old 12-01-2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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The Bull red run is the result of our brood stock moving into the Bay to spawn; It’s an exciting time of year and a lot of fun is to be had. Handling these fish with care will help insure their health so we have a good hatch.

Their eggs float throughout our upper bay system and provide us with great inshore fishing. Wearing these fish out in the process of catching, and then hanging them from a Boca Grip for a prolonged period to take a picture is sure fire way to damage or kill these fish.

Keep the fish in the water until you are ready to snap the pic, support the stomach area with your other hand, and get the fish back into the water as quickly as possible. Move the fish through the water washing water into their mouth and through the gills until the fish is capable of swimming away and not going belly up 20ft off the boat.

Below are just a few examples I pulled off the web. I hope you will read this post in the helpful spirit it is intended, just making a post in the hopes of helping to maintain our fishery so the fish are around for future generations.

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:11 PM   #2
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Good Post, great info
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I got called out on this same issue a few years back and I appreciate the input and knowledge.

We need to preserve our resources.
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Preach it! I also think it's a good practice for a boat to only catch a couple, get your pics, and then let them be. Bulls are getting more and more pressure every year.
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Good Post... Glad I was in shorts. Took a minute or two to revive this guy and send him on his way.... It's a good feeling to see them gracefully glide away...
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Glad there are other mindful anglers out there.
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Well I will pile on since the replies are all positive. Why do so many anglers feel the need to take pictures, if it's not for dinner de hook in the water and send it on its way, if its table fare then shoot away.
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Well I will pile on since the replies are all positive. Why do so many anglers feel the need to take pictures, if it's not for dinner de hook in the water and send it on its way, if its table fare then shoot away.

To give the folks at my funeral a slideshow so they wont leave after the obligatory signing of the guestbook???..................
Why do people take photos of anything for that matter???



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Well I will pile on since the replies are all positive. Why do so many anglers feel the need to take pictures, if it's not for dinner de hook in the water and send it on its way, if its table fare then shoot away.
Because you can't keep em, mount em and hang em on the wall.
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Well I will pile on since the replies are all positive. Why do so many anglers feel the need to take pictures, if it's not for dinner de hook in the water and send it on its way, if its table fare then shoot away.
Because a lot of people need various re-assurances to feel any sort of self-esteem or normalcy.
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