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Watching the dvd movie southern trout eaters and these guys are just killing these rods.  High sticking swinging huge fish into the boat.  I cringed threw half of the movie.  Might make a great what not to do with your rod training video.

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Sounds like all televised fishing to me. Hard to look at for me with a few exceptions. 

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Boat flipping I just don’t get, even for tournament anglers. It’s not only bad for the fish and your equipment, but it’s hazardous for the angler too. Just watched Keith Poche bury 2 out of the 3 hooks on a treble hook deep into the meat of his palm on MLF. There was no way to remove in the field, they stabilized it and wrapped it so he could finish. I’d like to see MLF ban boat flipping. 

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42 minutes ago, kschultz76 said:

Boat flipping I just don’t get, even for tournament anglers. It’s not only bad for the fish and your equipment, but it’s hazardous for the angler too. Just watched Keith Poche bury 2 out of the 3 hooks on a treble hook deep into the meat of his palm on MLF. There was no way to remove in the field, they stabilized it and wrapped it so he could finish. I’d like to see MLF ban boat flipping. 

If it is a large fish and you are flipping it onto the carpet of the boat I agree. 

on smaller fish I believe it is better to lift it into your hand and quickly release it. Less time stressing the fish while you are trying to grab it boat side or trying to net it.

 

the two times that I did hook myself, it was trying to lip a larger fish at boat side. one was a jerkbait. the other was a crankbait.

 

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They boat flip the fish because "somebody" instituted the STUPID rule banning nets.

 

Did I mention this is STUPID?

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#sponsors

 

Regular fishing folks can't afford to break a rod every trip.

 

But when someone else is buying.....whole 'nother story.....

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Ridiculous! 

 

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U'll get over it. 

There's an art to it.  Most all small fish have been caught this way since your first fish.   For bass, this started not with anti net rules*, but back in the day with the advent of flippin.   Short heavy line and jerk them up out of cover.   It actually goes back a little further, in the south, they used to jig with long poles (>12') and very short line tied directly to pole(no reel), much like a crappie rig w/ no bobber.   I think it was called dappling or something like that.   A shallow bayou/oxbow type of fishing around cypress knees/ trees, etc..

I think some CB guys are fearful of the hooks, so they swing, but you still have to hand then in the boat.   Plus, the hooks don't tangle in a net.   But I never let that bother me, I want a hand or net on them, especially if it's a money fish.  Others don't trust the backseat with a net, and I can't blame them.  That's a gamble.   One needs patience and proper technique here.   It's all about percentages, and one has to maximize the landing success ratio to be successful.   Inexperience lowers the %.

I can say from experience, that ~3# bass is as much as you want to land this way.   Heavy fish can rip or pull out coming up and if they unbuckle in the air or hit the carpet, they can keep on going.   It's not very good for the fish, worse if it's gut or gill hooked.   You can distort the jaw hinge.

TV has become a bad example since the demise of sportsmanship.

* - (I don't see hitting the carpet being any worse than touching the netting for slime coat.)   These anti-fishing people don't realize the damage they've done trying to "improve" things.

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I flip small bass but I try to have my coangler net bass over 3.

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