With your help, I wanted to educate myself and maybe others on what is FACT and what is FICTION on some fast, effective and safe ways to treat, cure or at least help those big blues that come from deep water and get bloated by the time they get to the surface. I release trophy class fish so I want to do everything I can to ensure those fish live for another day on the line. 1) I know you stick a cow with a large needle and the air leaks off like an open valve stem. Will that work on fish or would it take too long, cause injury or infection? 2) I have heard of sinking a fish back to a compression depth and the air is forced out. Fact or Fiction. If it works, how to you do it? 3) I have heard of sticking a small piece of PVC pipe down their throat and excess air blows out. Fact or Fiction. If it works, how to you do it? I will once again show my ignorance to the subject. All of the above methods make total sense to me. I can understand a fish can get exhauted by the time it gets to the boat depending on long the angler allowed the fight to go on. I can see where the fish may not have enough strength to get to deep water if its full of air to decompress on its on accord. Heck I can see that it does not matter cause that big fish is going to sink to the bottom. I can not confirm or deny that one. So what is FACT and what is FICTION? What works and what doesnt? Does this problem fix itself? Should we have any concern about it? It is a rare occasion or should we expect this to occur? If this is fatal to fish if not treated, should this be intregrated into the CPR mindset or is it already?