Finally, an effective way to revive large pelagic game fish, especially giant tuna. No more hassle when the commercial or trophy giant tuna category is closed. This tool will make reviving giant bluefin tuna and other large pelagic fish easy. Designed & tested with guidance and input from Captains Taylor & Bryan Sears, Seabros & Mass Bay Guides in Scituate, Mass. This apparatus is based off a similar method used by commercial and charter tuna operations from Prince Edward Island, Canada as observed by Captains Taylor and Bryan on their many expeditions up north. Studies have been conducted where fish that have been caught, tagged, and successfully revived using this method, have been recaptured years later proving the method as an effective form of catch and release.
This tool is simple to use. You start by attaching a 1/2" tow rope at least 15' long to the large loop. Then attach a smaller 1/4" or 5/16" trip line to the welded eye. Make sure the trip line is at least 10 feet longer than your tow line. After landing the fish just set the hook in the corner of the fishes jaw, and proceed to tow the fish at slow trolling speed until the fish is revived (swimming black backed and tail paddling). Once revived, remove the hook by pulling on the trip line and slackening the tow line at the same time to dislodge (pop) the hook from the fishes mouth.
2" Gap with a sharp needle point.
Manufactured from 5/16" Diameter 316 stainless steel.
Pressed for increased strength to keep the hook from opening under pressure of towing a large fish.
Comes rigged with stainless steel cable with shrink tube jacket to protect your hands when setting the hook.