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Handle 4 Dangerous Fish Like A Pro

Handle 4 Dangerous Fish Like A Pro

Each of the fish we fish for have ways that they can be held safely. There are very few fish that we catch that do not have dangerous parts. Teeth, sharp fins, bills or gill rakers can all cause damage to your hands while other fish just react wildly to being held.

As a Captain or an avid fisherman, it is important to know how to handle each fish to get it in the Yeti or to release it safely and unharmed.

Steve Rodger's New 2018 Yellowfin 36 Rigged With Dual 350 Mercury Verados, Simrad, Seadek

Steve Rodger's New 2018 Yellowfin 36 Rigged With Dual 350 Mercury Verados, Simrad, Seadek

There are some key features that I wanted on my boat:

  1. I wanted twin Mercury Verado motors. A lot of people are used to having 3 motors on a 36 due to having to cover a lot of millage for offshore fishing. There is plenty of power and strength with 2 motors, and in the Keys I don’t have to run as far to get to the fish. This is why I chose to go with 2 350 Verados rather than 3.

  2. This boat is built with 3 live wells, we have a back transom well that is very easy to open the latch to grab a few baits where you don’t have to lean over to get them out. The other well is a floor well. The reason we like this is because when we throw the net we can easily transfer the bait into the floor well. Lastly we have the leaning-post-well which we use mostly as a drink cooler but it can be filled easily.

  3. I updated with all the new Simrad NSS Ev 3. I couldn’t be happier with all of the Simrad functions and abilities it has to put us on the fish. This technology is by far the best Simrad product to date…