By Chris Coleman, Channel 3 Outdoors Contributor - bio | email
By Steve Kite, Channel3Outdoors.com Contributor - bio | email
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The practice of catch and release by today's conservation minded bass tournament angler's has helped conserve our resources on lakes and waters through out the United States.
Released bass have been shown to survive very well when released immediately after being caught, but survival rate may not be as high for fish released after tournament events.
With the ever increasing number of bass tournaments, fish care is more important than ever before. It is especially important for anglers to pay close attention to their livewell management practices during the hot summer months when fish mortality is at it's highest due to the increased water temperatures.
Livewell management and fish care is not a difficult task, it just takes a little time, ice, release additives, and a properly working aeration system.
Both tournament anglers and organizers can play a major role in keeping tournament caught bass alive.
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The Ragland Bottom Open held the sixh tournament of its twelve tournament season this Saturday, June 15th, on Center Hill Lake...More >>
Saturday, June 15 2013 6:29 PM EDT2013-06-15 22:29:23 GMT
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The duo of Nick Pratt and Tony Crouch from Harrison, TN caught a 3 bass-limit weighing 19.14 lbs. to take the win in this benefit tournament...More >>