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Old 07-29-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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what are the pros and cons of Bag lifting catch VS carry up catch
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:40 AM   #2
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Bag lifting catch, pros: No sharks. Cons: Have to carry pre-set up float bag with stringer, also you need another stringer if you want to continue to shoot, wouldn't recommend shooting them up anchor line because it could unhook your anchor from the bottom/wreck. So you'll probably need a "live" boat and dive off of a buoy. If you are not experienced with using a float bag, they can be dangerous. Make sure you are totally clear of it before adding air.

Carry up catch, pros: one stringer for all fish. Easy with anchored boat. Cons: Sharks
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is there any worry about a shark grabbing it on the way up and making off with your catch and the bag
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No worries carrying up catch with a Shark Shield.

Working on a lionfish container right now. I'll definitely be sending this one up via a lift bag.

Last Saturday, I brought a bag with lionfish up from 120', by the time I hit the thermocline at around 60' I had to dump my all my BC air. Had I shot a few more, I would have had to release the bag. If you have a large fish on a stringer, you can always puncture the air bladder...not so with lionfish in a bag.

Don't feel like adding more weight to my BC or the lionfish container so I will be sending the container up via an airbag.

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What kind of bag were you using
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If you have problems or concerns with sharks then I would send the fish up on a bag. I use 15 lb lift bags an over-pressure valve. They are shaped like a safety sausage.

Never had a shark or barracuda mess with a fish on a bag.

I used Shark Shields for many years. They worked well for me. My experience is that their effective range is 10-30' depending on the species of shark and the level of charge on the battery. I don't bother with them these days.
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What kind of bag were you using
One of these. It belongs to a friend.

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Old 07-29-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
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Zookeeper is the best and stays nuteral
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I saw it. Expensive with some cheap parts. That's why I'm making my own.

The two plastic attachment points that are used to form the handle (a red paracord is tied to them) are super flimsy. The one I saw on display at a dive shop already had one of the attachment points broken.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:13 PM   #10
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Trust me I thought the same thing after looking into all the parts it would cost me $75 to build one then I found that leisure Pro had the 28 inch one on sale for 100 bucks not worth $25 and aggravation to me what I've seen several people do for the handle is to Lash in a heavy gauge piece of rope with a piece of sturdy tube run over that
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