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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Freshwater Fishing tips and tricks » The keepers

The keepers

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1The keepers Empty The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:28 pm

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Hello all,
I'm new to float tubing and so far I love it. I mostly catch and release, but I'd like to keep a few trout from planted lakes for dinner. My question is, on a float tube, how do you hold the keepers?

2The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:03 pm

Hookem562

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like this but i suggest you get a bigger clip Very Happy

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3The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:10 pm

dlobo

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No offense but my god that is one ugly fish!

4The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Jerdon

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dlobo:
It may be ugly, but it's good to eat!

Bassturd:
I have used the string tether that goes to my fishing net. However,I have a  stringer or two that will clip on one of my d-rings.
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5The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:05 pm

dlobo

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Aerator in a 5 gallon tub for holding live shad to fish with, oh hell yeah. Hold your catch and keep it fresh, why? Your in the effing water already! Let em drift.

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6The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:24 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Aerator in a 5 gallon tub for holding live shad to fish with, oh hell yeah. Hold your catch and keep it fresh, why? Your in the effing water already! Let em drift.

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LOL You told us you were like this Good One.

welcome to the board Bassturd glad you found us and I am sure you will enjoy it here.


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7The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:10 pm

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A floating laundry bag is a must have for storing fish.  Red Smile 

8The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:16 am

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Using the Clip Style stringer is very common , but just know that you risk losing your supper every time you put a fish on it , as a fish twists around the clip will disengage and the fish swims free .. happens to a lot of trout fisherman , but namely people keeping catfish .

You can go to walmart and get a floating basket for $5-8 and that will keep the fish lively all day and they have no where to go, makes for a good photo storage area as well for later , as you can take a fish out and take your pic and release it un-harmed back into the water.. Check your local walmart

WES

9The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:44 am

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For freshwater fish I also recommend a floating basket like others have said. For bigger saltwater fish I highly recommend a game clip. I have secured halibut on them with no problem at all.

10The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:44 am

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Thank you all. Great advice and pics

11The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:45 am

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Here is a floating box that I made out of a PVC frame and a laundry bag.  I later cut it off to make it shorter.  You can either attach it to the side of your tube or let it free-float on a rope. I used it for tube tournaments. I also installed a lid to keep the fish from jumping out.

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12The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:16 pm

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yeah like peeps said, i had those cheap metal ones from wallmart lol....and of course yes my first ever catfish caught was on this stringer and i was so pumped i went to see again after i had caught it just for $hit and giggles and the effn fish was gone hahahahaah so yeah make sure you get a cage were they wont leave lol cuz that one sucked LOL.....the next 2 i double clipped them but even then i felt they would get off....plus its no bueno cuz they have those bone fins that seem very sharp and they kept banging against my tube... Shocked  sorta of wasnt comfortable fishing after that cuz every splash i would here i would immediately look down lol anyways good luck!

13The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:02 pm

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Floating basket works great...but if you need something to suit a slightly bigger fish, then a game clip is a must  Red Smile 

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14The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:35 pm

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The good thing about the game clip is it keeps your fingers away from those teeth and the clips are plenty strong!

15The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:01 pm

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If I caught a fish as big a some of these pics, I'd just let him tow me around the lake!

16The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:10 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Floating basket works great...but if you need something to suit a slightly bigger fish, then a game clip is a must  Red Smile 

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That is the biggest Blind Cave Fish I have ever seen!  Cool 

17The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:24 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Floating basket works great...but if you need something to suit a slightly bigger fish, then a game clip is a must  Red Smile 

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Wiseguy, great fish. I have never seen a clip like that, perfect for the big guys!

Bassturd, I have never had a trout or catfish twist off before, I have heard of it, but never experienced it. However, most of the fish I put on the little clips are 3 pounds or less. If I have something bigger I use the nylon type stringer.

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18The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 6:25 am

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Wiseguy, you got a big butt! Nice catch!

19The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 8:37 am

wiseguy

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I got my game clip at OEX in Sunset Beach. Go see Andy and tell him I sent you. Cool 

20The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 11:42 am

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Nice fish. My only fear of towing the fish behind the tube is a hungry "sea dog"

21The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 12:00 pm

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Just keep your head on a swivel and you'll be OK. When ever I see a dog I just put my fish on my lap. So far I have not had any problems at all.

22The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 12:02 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Just keep your head on a swivel and you'll be OK. When ever I see a dog I just put my fish on my lap. So far I have not had any problems at all.

I would crap my pants if a dog got too close to me. That would work I guess.

23The keepers Empty Re: The keepers on Wed May 14, 2014 12:05 pm

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They get close but I've never had them get too close. Just respect them and you'll be fine.

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