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TAKE ME FISHING 101: Safety for You & the Fish [Official]

TAKE ME FISHING 101: Safety for You & the Fish [Official]


(music)>>YEE-HAW!>>COMPARED TO MOUNTAIN BIKING OR ROCK CLIMBING, FISHING SEEMS PRETTY TAME, RIGHT? WELL, CONSIDER THE FACT THAT YOU’RE DEALING WITH SHARP HOOKS…>>WHOA!>>DEEP WATER… AND LIVE CRITTERS! LIKE ANY SPORT, THERE’S A SAFE WAY TO PLAY. FOLLOWING A FEW SMART GUIDELINES WILL KEEP YOUR FISHING TRIPS INJURY-FREE FOR YOU AND FOR THE FISH. LET’S START WITH HOOK SAFETY. TRY USING BARBLESS HOOKS WHICH ARE SAFER FOR BOTH FISH AND PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY’RE EASIER TO REMOVE THAN BARBED HOOKS. IF YOU DON’T HAVE BARBLESS HOOKS, YOU CAN MASH DOWN A BARBED HOOK WITH A PAIR OF PLIERS. ANY TYPE OF HOOK FLYING AROUND CAN BE DANGEROUS. THAT’S WHY IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO WEAR A HAT AND EYE PROTECTION WHEN YOU’RE OUT FISHING. TO AVOID HOOKING SOMEONE WHEN YOU CAST, KEEP ABOUT A ROD’S DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER ANGLERS.>>OKAY, GUYS, LET’S STAND APART JUST A LITTLE BIT SO NO ONE GETS A HOOK.>>AND CHECK THE AREA BEHIND AND AROUND YOU BEFORE YOU CAST TO MAKE SURE IT’S CLEAR. NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT WATER SAFETY. EVEN THE CALMEST LOOKING BODY OF WATER CAN HAVE HIDDEN DANGERS LIKE DROP-OFFS OR UNDERWATER CURRENTS. TO BE SAFE, PUT LIFE JACKETS ON THE LITTLE ONES, OR ANYONE WHO DOESN’T SWIM WELL. COAST GUARD APPROVAL, WEIGHT AND SIZE INFORMATION ARE PRINTED INSIDE THE JACKET. AND REMEMBER, LIFE JACKETS MUST FIT SNUGLY TO BE EFFECTIVE.>>YOU’RE ALL SET. (music)>>NEED TO SEE A LIFE JACKET FOR EVERYBODY ON BOARD.>>IF YOU’RE OUT ON A BOAT, TEXAS LAW REQUIRES THAT YOU HAVE A LIFE JACKET READILY ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERY PERSON ON BOARD, INCLUDING CANOES AND KAYAKS. KIDS AGED 12 AND UNDER MUST HAVE A LIFE JACKET ON WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. NOW THAT YOU’RE SAFE, WHAT ABOUT THE FISH? THERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP FROM INJURING THE FISH THAT YOU CATCH. TRY TO HANDLE FISH AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. ALWAYS WET YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING A FISH SO THAT YOU WON’T DAMAGE ITS PROTECTIVE COATING.>>GO BACK AND GROW!>>BIG FISH SHOULD NEVER BE HELD LIKE THIS. THIS TYPE OF HANDLING CAN HURT THE FISH’S JAW, HINDERING ITS ABILITY TO EAT.>>OKAY NOW, SQUEEZE YOUR THUMB IN THERE…>>WHEN HANDLING A LARGER FISH, USE BOTH HANDS TO SUPPORT ITS BODY WEIGHT. IF YOU’RE NOT PLANNING ON KEEPING YOUR CATCH, RELEASE IT GENTLY BACK INTO THE WATER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. KEEPING YOUR FISHING SPOT CLEAN HELPS BOTH FISH AND HUMANS. PICK UP YOUR TRASH, INCLUDING DISCARDED FISHING LINE. FISHING LINE CAN TAKE HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO DECOMPOSE AND FISH AND OTHER CRITTERS CAN GET TANGLED IN IT AND DIE. IF YOUR LIVE BAIT CAME FROM A BAIT SHOP OR ANOTHER BODY OF WATER, DON’T THROW AWAY ANY THAT YOU HAVE LEFTOVER INTO THE WATER.>>NO SWEETIE, THOSE MINNOWS DON’T LIVE IN THIS LAKE. LET’S TAKE IT WITH US.>>CRITTERS THAT ARE NOT NATURAL TO THAT WATER BODY CAN INTERFERE WITH THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT LIVE THERE NATURALLY. IF THERE ARE OTHER ANGLERS NEARBY, ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO USE YOUR LEFTOVER BAIT.>>EXCUSE ME, WE’VE GOT SOME LEFTOVER MINNOWS. WOULD YOU LIKE THEM?>>YES, THANK YOU. I’LL PUT THEM IN THIS BUCKET RIGHT HERE.>>OR, IF NO ONE WANTS IT, DUMP IT IN A TRASHCAN OR ON LAND AWAY FROM THE WATER. OH, AND ONE MORE THING-WHEN FISHING IN THE HOT TEXAS SUN, BE SURE TO BRING ALONG PLENTY OF WATER AND SUN PROTECTION. FISHING CAN BE RELAXING… OR THRILLING!>>WHOAA!>>DON’T LET AN ACCIDENT RUIN YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP. KEEP IT SAFE AND YOU’LL KEEP IT FUN.>>WHEN FISHING YOU HAVE TO BE VERY PATIENT. YOU MIGHT BE STANDING OUT THERE FOR A WHILE WAITING FOR A FISH TO TUG ON YOUR LINE.>>IT’S STILL GOOD IF YOU DON’T GET TO CATCH A FISH. IT’S GOOD THAT THEY LIVE.

4 comments on “TAKE ME FISHING 101: Safety for You & the Fish [Official]

  1. so you talk about not harming the fish by holding them correctly and using non barbed hooks, yet you tell us to dump unused minnows on land?

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