This Is How To Use A Vent Tool To Revive Bull Redfish
How do you know for certain a fish has caught its breath and regained its strength before you release it?
After fighting a fish, it can take a lot of strength and breath out of them.
It is important to make sure the fish has been revived and can swim off on its own before fully releasing the fish.
Check out how to vent bull redfish here!
How To Vent Bull Redfish [VIDEO]
As fish come up when you reel them in from deeper water, their swim bladder can get extremely distended.
If you take a look at their belly when you bring them up, that is all the air bloated in their stomach.
That air will prevent the fish from being able to swim back down to where it was holding.
The venting tool allows you to create a small hole behind the fish’s pectoral fin.
This hole will force the air out of the fish’s stomach and that fish will be able to easily change depths again.
Releasing a fish without properly venting it even if the fish is full of energy, can lead to death.
The fish will eventually go belly up trying to kick around and swim.
It is best to have the fish under control and flip up one of the scales behind the pectoral fin to puncture a hole into the fish’s belly.
You will feel the air coming out of the venting tool and possibly a hissing noise the air will make when exiting the fish.
Take your hand and gently massage the air out of the fish.
Once the belly has returned to the normal size of a redfish, you will be able to release that redfish much easier.
You should still take the time and hold the fish in the water to ensure it is able to swim off on its own.
The fish in the larger size are the breeders and we want them to continue to replenish the population of the fishery.
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