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reviving/releasing a weakened fish

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mark d

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 roosters are the fish i have the most trouble reviving. they fight to the death almost. what i have come up with  is the following :

 

 hold fishs mouth open with left hand. support body of fish with the right and reach up with right thumb to hold the gill plate open. spin in a circle as fast as i can. in this way i get the maximum water flow over the gills.

 

 if anyone has a better way please pass on

 

  thks

"what good are tractors without violins" ?   jose figueres

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Rooster fish are notorious for floating a few seconds than kicking off 

 

get them in as quick as possible and get them back quick 

 

when conditions allow torpedo them they seem to like that. Maybe its the quick flow of oxygenated water over the gills but it seems to wake them up 

 

land base release  is always harder boats are a bit more release friendly 

 

 

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