Built to deflate or “fizz” the swim bladder of the fish, the Fishlife Fizz Needles provide surgical-grade sharpness that will help keep your catch alive – and hopefully your shot of cashing a check as well. Made to the specifications of the Texas Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, the 2 pack of Fishlife Fizz Needles are perfectly sized at 18-gauge x 1 1/2″, making them easy to use and easy on fish.
When fish are caught in deep water or when they are brought to the surface quickly, their swim bladder can become filled with oxygen otherwise known as barotrauma. Signs of a fish suffering from an overinflated swim bladder usually includes rolling on their side or belly. When a fish tries to right itself back into an upright position it can exhaust a lot of energy, which sometimes results in mortality.
To relieve pressure through fizzing, the blue tubes are made to trim to feel comfortable in your hand then lay the fish on its side and allow their pectoral fin to rest naturally. Count three scales from the furthest point on the fin towards the tail, insert the needle under the scale, raise the needle to 90-degrees, submerge the fish and the needle under water. If done correctly, the trapped air should be released through the tubing, allowing the fish to right itself and move around freely. Clean the needle with the included cleaning wire then put the cap back on and store away. Needles should be disposed of properly after no more than 6 usages because they will lose their surgical edge and will not make a clean incision any longer. Nothing stings more than a dead fish penalty during weigh-ins, especially when it costs you money, so protect your investment and your catch with the Fishlife Fizz Needles. Tournament Developed – Tournament Tested – Tournament Proven!