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once caught why do saugeye not stay alive...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mighty Joe Young, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. as long as other fish? I've got some ideas but am curious to hear yours. They turn stiff real quick, get that eeerie/ghostly glazed eye look, etc. They get kind of creepy looking actually. Although I haven't caught walleyes or saugers, my guess would be it also holds true for them. thank you for your thoughts on this matter.
  2. sowbelly101

    sowbelly101 Keep'n It Reel

    are you putting the fish in a livewell? if that is the case in the high (water)tempatures the amount of oxygen is very low in a livewell. ive seen them last longer floppin on ice in a cooler then in a livewell with the kinda water temps we have now.


  3. Cat Mazter

    Cat Mazter Pro Catfisherman

    When I keep a few for the Table I run the stringer up thru the gill out the mouth. I havent had one die until I cut them open. ;)
    Cat Mazter
  4. Id keep a block or bag of ice in your livewell if you are keeping them like that. Not only does it increase the maximum capacity of the water to contain disolved oxygen but it will also slow the fishes metabolism down so they wont require as much oxygen anyways.
  5. after you string them put them back in the water.