Quickest Way To Release Catfish (Without Having To Touch Them)
If you’re using live or cut bait, you’re likely going to catch a few catfish.
It’s just the price you gotta pay!
But here’s the good news: there’s a really easy way to quickly release them.
In this video, we’ve got Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson of FloridaKeysFunFishing.com showing you how to do it.
You don’t have to touch them and risk getting spined (or getting their slime on you), and all you need is one simple tool.
Check out the video below to see how to quickly release catfish!
How To Quickly Release Catfish [VIDEO]
The easiest way to release catfish is to use a dehooker.
To do this, put the curve of the dehooker tool in the curve of the hook, pull them apart tightly so they’re on the same plane, and rotate the fish away from you.
This will let you fling the catfish off of your hook and back into the water without having to touch them with your hands.
However, there are some common mistakes anglers make when using this tool.
- Putting the line and tool at a 90° angle (they should be at a 180° angle)
- Letting too much slack in the line (the line should be tight)
- Rotating the fish toward you (rotate the fish away from you)
Have any questions about using a dehooker to release catfish?
Let us know down in the comments!
You can get a dehooker from Amazon here.
And if you’re in the Florida Keys and want to book a trip with Capt. Hollywood and his crew, you can find them at FloridaKeysFunFishing.com.
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