Tips From The Bridge – Wrangling in a Big Catch

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Question: When you hook a large fish and it appears you will be in for a long battle. What is the best way to accept the challenge and ultimately reel in the fish?

John L. Campbell from the Marlin Club of San Diego:

You do not want to horse the fish in. Everything has to be done just right. Do not bring the fish in too fast. Sometimes it is best to reel a big fish in when it is exhausted. It is best to let things play out.

John L. Campbell is a member of the Marlin Club of San Diego and CEO of Campbell Pacific. He has also been involved with the International Yellowtail Derby and founded a free fishing event for juniors in 2001.

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