View Full Version : How to save a bleeding fishes life.

05-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Ever been on the water and a fish you don't plan on keeping gets his gills injured during the attempted catch & release? Maybe your strictly a c&r angler, and every now and then you or the fish cause a mortal wound?

No biggie if you have a soda on hand, give that sucker a drink of coke or pepsi and the bleeding will STOP IMMEDIATELY. I just read this on several sights, and thought i'd share. i'm going to try this next time i get a bleeder.


05-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Wow that is some awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing!

05-08-2013, 08:56 AM
I wrote an article about this awhile back. One thing you can do to help stop the bleeding it to rub a small amount of live well conditioner into the wound. It helps the blood coagulate. Works well on humans too if you get a hook in you or grab the wrong end of the bait knife.

05-08-2013, 06:32 PM
A little Red Bull will give it wings too. Do they prefer some Jack with their Coke?LOL!!


05-09-2013, 08:37 AM
That's awesome, has anyone actually tried this?

05-09-2013, 12:46 PM
A little Red Bull will give it wings too. Do they prefer some Jack with their Coke?LOL!!


Not sure, but we better bring some along... just in case!:cheers1:

Line Stretcher
05-09-2013, 01:41 PM
This is really great info. I decided to see what I could find on it and it turns out to be 100% true. This is huge when fishing lakes like Eagle Lake where the PH levels can get really high. The stress of just bringing in a shaker can cause it to bleed badly and if this works, a lot more of those bleeders will live to see another day on my boat.

Thanks for sharing!

mtn. man
05-11-2013, 08:21 PM
I see a new COKE commercial coming soon.....bye bye, polar bears.

05-16-2013, 04:53 PM
That's interesting. Thanks for posting that article.

05-16-2013, 08:15 PM
For sure gonna try this with stripers

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