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Old 05-26-2008, 06:22 PM
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Default Still green?

I was wondering what it means when you reel in a fish that is "still green". Or the eggs are "still green". What does it mean when a fish is green, are the eggs literally green?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:37 PM
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A "green" fish is one that still has lots of fight left in it when it's brought to hand. It can be done with heavy gear but with lighter gear its a recipe for a breakoff right at the surfs edge.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:15 PM
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It's also a good recipe for a treble in the hand when you try to pull the hook as well.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:45 AM
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or, hurting the fish when you get her close. seems i have seen guys change direction on the rod as to not lose the fish and a green bass will then be hooked in the face by the front or rear trebbles (depending on how she took it) this is also a recipe for a trebble in the hand. one of the more dangerous hookups imo, when she gets close she will bolt again and switching the rod tip to turn her or get some leverage is bound to create this kind of thing. sometimes ya just gotta let her run and get tired instead of panicing and letting the adrenaline get the best of you.



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Old 05-27-2008, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Still green?

The eggs are literally still green inside the female when the she is not ready to spawn yet- noticeable when you gut your catch.

Like during the Spring run on the Hudson, when guys say that they caught one and the eggs are still green, it can be encouraging-at this traditionally late point in the run- because it means we still have a little ways to go before they spawn and leave the river for the Atlantic.

I think they turn goldish-yellow when ready to go/spawn.

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Old 05-31-2008, 07:17 AM
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Ah I see. So all those pickerel that grab my skitter walk just before I pull it out of the water are green when I grab them. The big ones I do let run by loosening the drag so I don't get hooked so I see what your saying. I relate it to freshwater still but I see what your saying.
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The eggs are literally still green inside the female when the she is not ready to spawn yet- noticeable when you gut your catch.

Like during the Spring run on the Hudson, when guys say that they caught one and the eggs are still green, it can be encouraging-at this traditionally late point in the run- because it means we still have a little ways to go before they spawn and leave the river for the Atlantic.

I think they turn goldish-yellow when ready to go/spawn.

Good Luck!

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Thats it and that other color is happening
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