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Old 06-06-2001, 07:25 PM
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I actually bought one this year - thinking more of bluefish, barracuda and other toothy critters than stripers. I must admit that the concentrated weight issue is a concern. A technique which works on bonefish (haven't tried this with stripers owing to spiny dorsal) is to carefully lift the fish from the water upside down - weight balanced across the palm. I guess they get momenarily disoriented and lie completely still. I seem to recall Flip Pallot using a similar technique with snook - "the Vulcan snook lift". Reality is the less handling the better.
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