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Might be a dumb question and there might be a thread about it. But i dont know the answer and i cant find the thread. Is there a recommended depth for fizzing a fish or certain level in the thermocline that decides whether to fizz or not to fizz.Im sure the fish will let you know whether it needs it or not, but when will it start showing signs and how late is to late to fizz?

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When a fish is caught and quickly removed from deep water causing depressurization.

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I have never had to fizz one from less than 40'. It really depends on how fast you drag them up. They seem to require less fizzing in the winter even from 60-70' but I can't explain why.

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No, there is not specific depth.  It's all about the bass' behavoir in the livewell that determines whether or not he needs to be fizzed.

This video explains it: http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/how-to-fizz-a-bass.html

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Never experienced or heard that about bass, but would doubt nothing.

Groupers caught from depth will come up with their air bladders out of their mouths.

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If you are checking your livewell every 20 or 30 minutes, the fish will tell you .......

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If you catch a bass deeper than 35 feet, then it may be a candidate for fizzing for a tournament fishermen. Bass roll over for various reasons. Loss of equilibrium is also a sign of severe stress and fizzing a severely stressed bass will not save it.

The fizzing method shown by the video is good. Fizzing kits are available for tournament fishermen where deep water mortality rates are a common problem. Don Iovino products sell the kits for example.

Bass can come from deep water and moved up from 50 feet to 20 feet and you catch them at 20 feet thinking everything is OK. The bass actually had a 50 foot depth change and needs fizzing very quickly. Don't wait more than a few minutes, if the bass is trying hard to right itself or the air bladder is protruding out the throat.

WRB

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