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While fishing a tounament this weekend my boat partner caught a fish that was bleeding. He pulled out a can of coke and poured some down the fishes mouth. He told me it's an old trick to stop the bleeding, it seemed to work. Anyone heard of this or tried it before?

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yeah heard of this before. But with sprite instead of coke.

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The next time you have a bleeding fish, hold it over the water and watch what happens. It clots instantly upon hitting the water. Maybe Sprite or whatever causes the blood to clot faster, I don't know. But it surely won't clot as long as it's out of the water unless you do something.

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No, no...no. Don't do that. It's an old wive's tale. It's what Tom alluded to - liquid causes a fish's blood to clot. Sorry, but Sprite, Coke, Mountain Dew, etc. do not contain magic elixirs that miraculously stop bleeding. The fact that they're not for consumption by animals leads me to believe they're more harmful than good.

Instead, place the bleeding fish in the livewell and add "Please Release Me" formula. It not only stops bleeding, but provides vital medicine that gives the fish a better chance of survival.

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"Instead, place the bleeding fish in the livewell and add "Please Release Me" formula. It not only stops bleeding, but provides vital medicine that gives the fish a better chance of survival."

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No, no...no. Don't do that. It's an old wive's tale. It's what Tom alluded to - liquid causes a fish's blood to clot. Sorry, but Sprite, Coke, Mountain Dew, etc. do not contain magic elixirs that miraculously stop bleeding. The fact that they're not for consumption by animals leads me to believe they're more harmful than good.

Instead, place the bleeding fish in the livewell and add "Please Release Me" formula. It not only stops bleeding, but provides vital medicine that gives the fish a better chance of survival.

So it is an old wives tale? Honestly I never tried it,matter of fact I heard it on here a long while back.

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We've been here for over 16 years now, so questions you see today have often been asked before in the past.

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Well, it didn't sound quite right to me but it did stop the bleeding. I kind of thought if Polar Bears could drink it, it would be OK. The poor fish did look thirsty and seemed to enjoy the Coke, I bet he would have enjoyed a bit of rum with it too.

On a serious note....the fish weighed in just fine with no bleeding as he went straight to the livewell and my partner used Rejuvinate (it was a Bassmaster Weekend Series and they push Rejuvinate).

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Coke if for mixing drinks, and nothing else that I know of

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The only thing coke will do is give it a sugar high and cause it to swim circles in the baitwell, lol.

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I seen Joe Thomas on "Reelin in the Outdoors", recommend Sprite.

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The next time you have a bleeding fish, hold it over the water and watch what happens. It clots instantly upon hitting the water. Maybe Sprite or whatever causes the blood to clot faster, I don't know. But it surely won't clot as long as it's out of the water unless you do something.

I agree.....and that fish can buy his own Coke.

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and here i thought you give fish lines staight from columbia, lol officer i swear i.. lol like on king of the hill when Hank used crack to bass fish lol

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I have fished touraments before and used the coke trick after a hook was in the fishes gill, poured coke on it and the fish was perfect. weighed in the fish and it was just as good as the other fish

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I have fished touraments before and used the coke trick after a hook was in the fishes gill, poured coke on it and the fish was perfect. weighed in the fish and it was just as good as the other fish

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