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I thought i'd throw this out there, maybe it's been talked about, but i couldn't find a for sure topic, just want to no what people are using and there results, our club came up with the idea to supply every club boater with alittle kit, fizzng needle, peroxide, and some sort of other livewell aditive, our main objective is to insure a better live release after tournaments, just looking for some insite on what aditives people are finding best!
 

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I'll be fishing some tournaments for the first time this year, so this is something I'm very interested in knowing more about. I was going to buy a battery powered aerator to enhance my livewell capabilities, but hadn't given alot of thought to "additives".
 

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I have used a crushed Ibuprofen and it works, but if rejuvenate helps them gain weight in the livewell, I will be ordering by bulk. :rofl1:

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I know it sounds crazy, but I always have a couple of tournaments with my buddies and I weighed each fish before I put them in my livewell and I'm being totally serious right now, Each fish upon reweighing gained an average of a bout 2-3 ounces. The most gain was 5 ounces. It sounds crazy I know, and you don't have to believe, but I know what I saw. :fishing02: Its like the story about the big one that you caught with no camera. You saw it, but nobody else did so you have no proof and they aint believing you without proof.
 

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One other thing i heard about the rejuenate was rub some betwen your fingers and aplly it to a bleeding fish, supposed to stop the bleeding immediatley, even on the gill plates.
 
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Seven-Up will stop a gill bleed immediately(Citric Acid). Always carry a bottle in my boat.
Rejuvenate is one of the best for regularly aerated livewells.
A word of caution, if you use an Oxygenator, only use the additive provided by them or you will produce some volatile gasses from the salt in other additives.
 

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yep the 7 up / sprite / dew trick works like a charm when you have any bleeding. Didnt believe it till i tried it one time , the fish was released alive after he inhaled a popper into his gills. I use asprin or peroxide as well. just a few drops works well in the summer (peroxide is h2 02)
 

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waynec said:
I thought i'd throw this out there, maybe it's been talked about, but i couldn't find a for sure topic, just want to no what people are using and there results, our club came up with the idea to supply every club boater with alittle kit, fizzng needle, peroxide, and some sort of other livewell aditive, our main objective is to insure a better live release after tournaments, just looking for some insite on what aditives people are finding best!
Thought this was already referneced;
http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/bass-fishing-hydrogen-peroxide.html
Tom
 

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I put Oxygenators in one of my boats several years ago and I will not be without them. The increased oxygen levels do great things for your fish and I have never lost a fish in the livewell due to heat or injury. The only problem I've had is the fish trying to launch themselves out of the live well when you open the lid.

The only additive you should use if you have Oxygenators is the U2 Pro formula from Oxygenator.
 

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Here is what Sure Life suggests to do:


Bass Care In Warm Water Conditions
The following guidelines and instructions have been formulated in an effort to reduce initial and delayed
mortality on one of our premier fishing lakes. We as tournament anglers are under scrutiny due to the recent
high mortality rates observed here from other tournament anglers and organizations. We need to make sure
that we as anglers take every step and precaution to help preserve
the quality of this fishery. Please read the following instructions very carefully and do your
best to implement these instructions, as you and every other angler during a event
are part of a grand solution to prove that a tournament can be conducted with high bass
survival rates and we can leave a lake in as good a shape as we found it. If we do not show
respect and concern for the fishery and others like it, the no angling public and regulating authorities may take
action and impose tournament restrictions. Let’s do everything we can to prove that we as ANGLERS are
PROS at keeping bass alive.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASS LIVEWELL CARE
ITEMS TO BRING: ICE (CUBED) MINIMUM OF 25 POUNDS
COOLER TO KEEP ICE IN
POOL THERMOMETER OR DIGITAL PROBE
16 OUNCE BOTTLE OF 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
ITEMS PROVIDED AT CHECK IN:
CATCH & RELEASE FORMULA (10 OUNCE BOTTLE PER TEAM) FREE
MEASURING DEVICE FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (FREE)
ADDITIONAL ITEM AVAIALBLE @ CHECK IN:
16 OUNCE BOTTLE 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE $1.00 EACH
In an effort to provide the best possible live release during a tournament; We are encouraging you to be
proactive in addressing livewell conditions all day long. Although the weigh in procedure is
critical, your handling of the fish throughout the day is even more critical, since the fish are in YOUR
POSSESSION for the majority of the time. Please study the following suggestions and give them your
utmost consideration.
1. In order to properly condition a livewell, you need to know the approximate volume of your livewell.
We highly recommend that you measure the dimensions of your livewell(s) ahead of time to determine
gallon volume. Use the following formula to determine the water capacity of your square or
rectangular livewell. Using a measuring device (tape or ruler), multiply length times width times height
of water in livewell (all in feet) times the constant 7.5. The result will be in gallons.
2. Fill livewell(s) early (shortly after takeoff) from good water in main body of lake. Do not fill
livewell(s) or exchange water in creeks or coves and especially NOT at take off site. HELPFUL TIP:
If you have separate livewells, fill first livewell early and store bags of ice in second livewell. This will
help keep the primary livewell cool. Afterwards, if you need the second livewell, it will be easier to
cool down. This method will also conserve your ice.
3. IMPORTANT!!!!Treat livewell with CATCH & RELEASE early and recirculate
for a couple of
minutes to thoroughly mix. For a tournament use the following chart to determine proper amount of
CATCH & RELEASE to add to your livewell. MAKE SURE YOU DOSE LIVEWELL BEFORE
YOU START FISHING!!!!
GALLONS OF WATER CAPFUL(S) OF CATCH & RELEASE FROM 10 OZ. BOTTLE
1015
Gallons 2 ½ Capfuls Of CATCH & RELEASE
20 Gallons 3 –3 ½ Capfuls Of CATCH & RELEASE
2530
Gallons 5 Capfuls Of CATCH & RELEASE

4. CRITICAL!!!LIVEWELL TEMPERATURES. Please keep your livewell(s) as close as possible to
65 degrees Fahrenheit. DO NOT LET LIVEWELL TEMPERATURES EXCEED 68 degrees
Fahrenheit at any time during this tournament. Check your thermometer OFTEN to make sure
temperatures are in target range.
5. Add 3% hydrogen peroxide to livewell once you catch your FIRST FISH. The 3% hydrogen peroxide
will provide adequate dissolved oxygen levels even if you experience livewell failure. Pay attention to
the dosage rates below and do not exceed our recommendations. Repeat this procedure when you start
to operate second livewell upon introduction of fish.
GALLONS OF WATER 3% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DOSAGE RATE
10‐15 Gallons ½ Cupful (4 Fluid Ounces)
20 Gallons ¾ Cupful (6 Fluid Ounces)
25‐30 Gallons 1 Cupful (8 Fluid Ounces)
6. If you catch a heavy load of fish, please exchange water in livewell at least once during the day and
repeat cooling of water, dosing of CATCH & RELEASE and reapply hydrogen peroxide to livewell.
7. IMPORTANT!!!!!!!DO NOT. REPEAT. DO NOT PUMP IN FRESH WATER OR
RECIRCULATE FRESH WATER THROUGHOUT THE DAY. This will defeat the purpose of
cooling the water down and applications of water conditioners. DO NOT OPERATE LIVEWELLS
ON TIMED AERATION. KEEP LIVEWELLS ON MANUAL RECIRCULATION
CONSTANTLY.
8. DO NOT FILL WEIGH IN BAGS FROM WATER OVER THE SIDE OF BOAT AT WEIGH
IN SITE!!!!Fill bags with water from treated and cooled livewells. Dip bags in livewells to fill with
water or pump water from livewell through pump out pumps directly to bags as they hang off side of
boat. To fill bags with water from lake at this point will totally defeat the purpose of all the work you
have done in that livewell throughout the day.
9. TIPS FOR DEEP HOOKED OR WOUNDED (BLEEDING) BASS: Wet hands and try to remove
hook using “through the gill method” working quickly. Do not keep bass out of water for more than 40
seconds. If having difficulty, then place bass in livewell water between procedure and allow it to
breathe for a few moments and resume task of hook removal. If bass has swallowed the hook, then cut
the line close as possible to hook eye and place bass in livewell. If bass is bleeding from body or gills,
apply a pinch of CATCH & RELEASE directly to the wound. While we can’t guarantee that your
bass will live, following these procedures will give them the best possible chance for survival.
10. TIPS FOR PROPERLY HANDLING FISH: Try to keep handling bass to a MINIMUM! Try not to
let bass come in contact with carpet or let bass bounce around on carpet. This will cause extreme injury
to the allimportant
slime coat or skin of the bass. If you do disrupt slime coating from this action, then
this is a good time to rub some CATCH & RELEASE on abrasion. Be cautious not to break jaws of
bass. Once broken, that bass will not be able to feed again. ALWAYS hold bass in vertical position or
use TWO HANDS to support body. Holding bass with single hand by way of mouth in a horizontal
position without proper support will dislocate or break jaw.
If you need technical assistance while fishing the tournament in regard to fish care; please call us on our
cell phones.
Lane Gergely’s Cell (830)5564801
Tony Gergely’s Cell (210)4149315
Last but not least, HAVE FUN and ENJOY YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE!
Kindest Regards & Good Fishing,
Lane & Tony Gergely
SURELIFE
LABORATORIES, INC.
http://sure‐life.com/
 
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