NEW ALTERNATIVE TO WIRE FISH BASKETS AND STRINGERS   1 comment

Since the popularity of catch and release fishing, we see fewer stringers of fish and even fewer wire baskets full of panfish.  Most boats now have livewells to hold fish either for release or later consumption.  There are still those who fish to take home fillets for dinner.

Many fishermen have never liked those wire baskets for they were unwieldy and became rusty all too soon.  A few weeks ago I found an alternative to them.  It is still big enough to hold large fish and yet portable to use on any size lake or river.  You can leave it in the water while trolling without turning upside down and is light in physical weight.

Trophy Anglers Tackle Company’s Mick Nelson attended the Annual Fall Conference of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and participated in the Breakout activities.

Nelson explained that he and his brother founded the company after being frustrated at having wildlife plunder their catch while on camping trips.  Wire baskets, stringers and even their livewells were not safe from various fish eating mammals that inhabit the woods.

From this frustration was born the Trophy Angler’s Livewell.  This “basket-like” product allows the angler to place fish back into the water from which they came, thus reducing stress on them.  There is no need for chemical additives and the fish are in a calm shaded environment.  Some fish have actually tried to get under it in the shaded protection it provides.

Because the sides are adjustable, it is actually possible to troll with it still attached to the side of the boat.  The soft fabric and net construction does not damage fish nor increase mortality.

For more information about the Trophy Anglers Livewell check them out on the web at http://www.trophyanglerstackle.com.

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