stringers

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by rasmotherman, May 10, 2009.

  1. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    I nearly always CPR my fish. I always throw cats back unless someone places an "order" for em. as of yet i do not have a livewell, so i am stringering my fish that i do keep. how do you put your fish on the stringer? do you hook em through the gill plate or through the lip?
     
  2. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    a few times a year, i keep a few channels for the table.. i always put my stringer through the lip. there has been many times out fishing when i would catch 1 or 3 very quickly, put em on the stringer, and not catch any more the rest of the time out.. if i only catch a few, i usually throw them back till next time.. ive had fish on a stringer through the lip for up to about 10 hours before, and when turned loose they swim off just fine. this is just my opinion, but i feel if theres any reason i might have to set em free, theyll live longer and healthier with the srtinger through the lip opposed to the gills..
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Kyle, you hit the nail on the head if your going to hold catfish with a stringer.
     
  4. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I fish CPR and some time don't bother with photos. When I kept fosh way back when. I always went through the lip for the same reason as Kyle
     
  5. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Through the lip also.
     
  6. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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    Alweays through the lip for the same reasons
     
  7. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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  8. jkm4874ford

    jkm4874ford New Member

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    Must be nice to go out and catch enough to CPR. My family likes to eat fish and no more than catch I usually place thru the lip.
     
  9. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    If I put a fish on a stringer, I bring it home...and always run it through the bottom lip so it will stay alive and fresh.
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    If you're gonna eat em, hooking em by their gills don't matter anyways.
     
  11. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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