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Old 04-11-17, 11:23 PM   #1
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I bought one of those plastic fish grippers. I have to take all the fish off my girlfriend baits and mine also. So I bought one of the fish grippers that are like pliers. I was wondering if anyone uses them and if they work alright. Hate to get a hand or finger full of treble hook.
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Old 04-14-17, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have a pair that resemble vise grip pliers. They work ok, I use them if I have a fish on with treble hooks, I do not want to bare hand and get stuck - seen that a couple times and it isn't funny. I've landed snakehead using them, haven't had an opportunity to try them on Muskie or pike yet, but think they would be ok with the possible exception of very large (long) fish that may put a lot of leverage on them.
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Old 04-14-17, 09:00 PM   #3
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I have a pair that resemble vise grip pliers. They work ok, I use them if I have a fish on with treble hooks, I do not want to bare hand and get stuck - seen that a couple times and it isn't funny. I've landed snakehead using them, haven't had an opportunity to try them on Muskie or pike yet, but think they would be ok with the possible exception of very large (long) fish that may put a lot of leverage on them.
FYI...I had a Berkley scale with a fish grip built in. Worked very good until I caught a 20# plus pike. I was pulling in the pike over the side of the boat with the fish grippers, when all of a sudden, it flipped and lunged successfully back into the water. And at the same time, threw my fish gripper scale out of my hands into the deep. Here is the bad boy that did it. Obviously, I am guessing at the 20# plus.
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Old 04-15-17, 05:53 PM   #4
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That's a nice pike.
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That's a nice pike.
Thanks, was a real blast to catch, but not too fun wrestling into the boat alone by hand.
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