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Catch & Release Recompression Tool

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Model # 12118527 | Mfg # 3150161

Product Description

A West Marine Innovative Product and awarded Green Product of the Year in 2011!

Prevents damage to fish by allowing release back down to full depth without venting of the fish’s swim bladder. Used in conjunction with a handline, rod and reel combo or downrigger, the design utilizes a weight which holds the tool’s spring-loaded jaws securely, but safely on the fish’s mouth, until, when it reaches the bottom, spring tension is relieved, causing the jaws to open and release the fish. Eliminates unnecessary handling and potential damage to the fish’s gills or protective slime coat. Anodized aluminum body, brass swivels and pins, PVC-coated jaws. Sold without weights for use with sinkers appropriate to the weight of fish being released. 

  • Scissor type jaws extend from 1" to 3"
  • 12"L x 1 3/16"diameter

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Specs

Catch & Release Recompression Tool

Type Grip Tools

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool
 
2.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to maintain (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

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    • Avid fisher (5)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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1.0

This thing is junk does not hold the fish for release

By Captain ron

from Bodega bay ca

About Me Avid Fisher

Pros

  • Easy To Maintain

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

    Does not perform as advertised

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not worth the money!!

    By Bryan

    from Corpus Christi Tx

    About Me Avid Fisher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Serves No Purpose

    Best Uses

    • Wish I Could Return

    Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

    Fish fell off when. 24 oz weight touched water!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    does what it says

    By Bob

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Maintain
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Salt Water

      Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

      I use a one pound weight on the bottom of the rig and it takes the fish back to the bottom and when it hits the bottom it releases the fish unharmed. No lip piercing as with some other devices.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      must have

      By fisherman Bill

      from port charlotte fl

      About Me Avid Fisher

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Maintain
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Salt Water

        Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

        must have for offshore fishing. quality built and easy to use,

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Common Sense

        By Jah Mon

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Avid Fisher

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

        You definitely don't need 5lbs of weight to use this. Try 1LB, use a little common sense and it works fine. Helps rockfish get back to the bottom and have a better chance for survival if they are too small to keep.

        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do not buy

        By Jimmbo

        from peabody, ma

        About Me Avid Fisher

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Design
          • Serves No Purpose

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blacktip Catch & Release Recompression Tool:

            directions do not recommend how much weight needs to be added to the device in order to hold the fish in the clamp. I used 5 pounds of weight so that the clamp on the fishes jaw would be firm. I tried it on 3 different fish and each time the fish came free from the clamp after going down only 30 feet or so. Now try to reel up this device with 5 pounds of weight attached to it. It is like reeling up an anchor. Its a great concept but the device sucks.

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