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Sat the crappie was good on shinners spider rigged.


And Sun the warm weather brought some nice cats on live bait.



We got a 32lber earlier that was from some deep water and needed to be burped. I burped it good, but it just floundered on the surface and the tide took it from reach of my net. As it floated away the need to save it became urgent. We pulled all the lines and the two anchors and ran it down to net it again and burp it yet again. And still it would not go down and floundered on the surface. We ran it down again and finally with a very smelly large belch it burped yet again. I got it to go down and swim away A-OK. .

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How do you burp them???
Place fish on side or belly. Side is easiest/safest and insert tube gently down the gullet. A
1/2 inch rubber/PVC tubing about 14 inches long . Sand the edges on PVC so it does not cut going down the gullet. Place hand above belly and press down gently as to not crush the fish. If tube is in right spot air will escape. If not reposition tube and try again.

In the 32lbers case I did it three times and each time I got air out. Last time it was very smelly.

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