How To Revive A Worn Out Or Almost Belly-Up Bull Redfish [Video]
If you’ve spent enough time fishing for redfish, then you know that no matter how hard you try, some redfish have a tougher time being safely released than others.
It could be that they are incredibly fatigued from a long fight, or it could be that they were held out of the water too long for photographs (not recommended), or a combination of both.
But either way, if the redfish has a tough time moving on its own, they can make for quick bait for a shark or nearby porpoise (which is not what we want to happen to our breeding bull reds).
And if they are barely swimming belly-up, then clearly it’s chances of survival are slim.
And if you are anything like me, the last thing we want is a breeding bull redfish to die for no reason.
So do you want to know a quick way to revive a bull redfish that can’t swim off on its own?
Well, according to Capt. Rod Thomas (aka Capt. Ponytail), spraying fresh saltwater into their mouth/gills is like giving someone that is having trouble breathing an oxygen mask.
Of course, you must have a boat with a saltwater hose for this to work, but what a cool tip.
Check it out his bull redfish revival trick in this video below.
How To Revive A Belly-Up Bull Redfish
Have you ever tried this before?
Any other tips or tricks on reviving a redfish or other inshore fish?
Let us know in the comments.
Related Post: “How To Properly Catch & Release Fish (Without Killing Them)” (see it here now)
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