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#854669 - 08/05/08 04:33 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bigluresonly]
bowriter
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Kirk I don't know if your post was directed at me or not but I'll address it.

Don't confuse catch, unhook and throw back with catch, unhook, put in livewell, hold up and shake around and weigh and release as the same thing. The survival rate on the quick catch and release is probably pretty good. I doubt, despite all the advancements and precautions tournament fishermen might take, you would see anywhere near the same results. Whne you say oyu have not lost a fish, what you are saying is that they were alive at weigh in. That is not the same as survival. Survival is still alive in three days...or five. And no, I have no data, just reccolections of studies I have seen. I seem to recall about a 55% death rate.

It's called stress. When you jack one's jaw, skid them across the surface, swing them in the boat, bang them on the bottom and throw them in a livewell, they tend to not do so well.

Again, let me reitterate, if they are over 15" and under 3 pounds, I know what the survival rate is in my boat. ZIP! Glad you had a good time. But if you want to see raw thumbs, try catching that many with 4.5# average \:\)

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#854690 - 08/05/08 04:41 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bowriter]
Kirk
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No your just vain. I was addressing the first questioner not the guy that jumped on last. \:D
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#854871 - 08/05/08 06:38 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
shopson
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I wonder if you and your son catch 50 more if they will die since you are fun fishing instead of tourney fishing. I'd do the same thing. catch them while the catching is good. I hope they are still there so he can get in on the action.
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#854943 - 08/05/08 07:25 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
Kirk
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I hope we do.
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#854978 - 08/05/08 07:38 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
ewc
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All fish get stressed when H20 temps warm beyond their prefered tolerance. Add angling stress and you potentially add mortality.

One TTU study I remember, concluded survival of angler caught striped bass was 15% or less when water temps reach 80 degrees.

Even if they swim off, 85% of those fish will die. Fact.

Better off to either keep them, (if regs allow) or to target other species.

I'm not posting this to pass judgement as I don't care what one catches, or when he/she does it-

just posting what I know.

Summer fishing induces a certain amount of mortality on target species even if they are released.

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#856656 - 08/06/08 05:41 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: ewc]
DoubleDeuce
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Glad to hear someone is catching a lot of fish. Nice info ewc did you go to tn tech?
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#856753 - 08/06/08 06:56 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: DoubleDeuce]
Kirk
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I took my son back to the spot tonight and the strike wasn't as hot as it was Monday but they were still very warm. We caught 27 between us. Three really solid keepers, some stripes and bunch of slicks.

Disclaimer: All fish were immediately released. \:D
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#857080 - 08/06/08 10:11 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
Winchester
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Sounds like fun, congrats!
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#857268 - 08/07/08 05:52 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Winchester]
ewc
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Yes, from 94-96 I was a graduate student under O'Bara.

My research was on walleye in the Clinch and Powell rivers that feed Norris Reservoir.

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#857555 - 08/07/08 08:34 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: ewc]
Jason Eldridge
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27 is still a hot spot ! Need another son ? \:\)
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