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Has anyone had problems getting fish out of the hole while fishing in a small portable or when fishing out of a rental and maybe been alone? My dad came up with a great idea and it really doesnt seem to hurt the fish, much less than a gaff would.

He took an 18" metal frying tong that he bought for $2 at Wallmart. Then he drilled three holes on each side of the tongs and sharpened up six sheet metal screws. He screwed them through the tongs angled backward, three on each side, like a pythons teeth to not let something go once it is grabbed onto.

When the fish comes up the hole, he can grab it below the gills and pull it out easily. Pulled an 8 pound walleye out easily with one hand on the pole and the other on the tongs. I was skeptical until i tried it. I wont go fishing in the winter without it now.

It doesnt seem to hurt the fish at all and we are losing very few fish in the hole and there is no gaffing involved.

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harvey lee

There is a product on the market now called the Fish Elevator that does the same thing. You place it in the hole and when the fish is above the bottom of the hole then you turn the handle and the fish cannot get out of the hole. One then just lifts on the handle and the fish is in the house.

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Johnny_Da_Der

i guess i am having a problem seeing how grabbing the fish with a sheet metal screwed python mouth pair of metal tongs isn't gonna hurt the fish....

get your hands wet. or get some waterproof ice fishing gloves.

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SFBOY

NO WORSE THAN A PIKE OR MARCHETTY GRABBING IT AND THEN IT GETS AWAY. THE THINGS REALLY DONT PENETRATE THE SKIN. ITS NOT LIKE YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT THE KUNG FOO GRIP. I CAN PUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF PRESSURE ON MY ARM WITH THAT I DO ON A FISH AND IT DOESNT LEAVE A MARK. HONESTLY.

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Johnny_Da_Der

Marchetty?

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SFBOY

Long story short, we convinced a blonde girl that we went to high school with that it wasnt safe to swim in lakes where there are muskies. Apparently, she couldnt remember the word musky, and was telling everyone to stay out of the lake because there were big "marchetties" swimming around. it just kinda stuck with my buddies and i.

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grin.gif funny. does she still not swim in marchetty lakes?

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