My friend Yuri sent me this link the other day with a handy little tool almost every fisherman can use. It isn’t often that we come across new innovative fishing products that not only encourage catch and release, but help fish survive an encounter with a fisherman. For those who don t fish often, a common problem with pulling certain fish out of deep water too quickly is a bloated bladder. When this bladder fills with air, the fish will not be able to descend back into its depths, and as a result it will often die. So how can this be problem be solved? With a piece of wire of course!
The SFD™ is a simple device used to decend fish with bloated air bladder back down greater than 30 feet to allow the water pressure to recompress fish’s air-bladder. For all species including rockfish, walleye, black bass, lake trout, groupers and all species that suffer barotrauma.