- Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Back when I fished tournaments this what I did for reds.
I used a nylon stringer so I could tie knots. I would tie a knot 16-18" below the float, string the red from the top and through the bottom lips, then tie another knot to keep their mouths closed to prevent drowning the red. I would consider using a different stringer for each red. If not, add another knot to keep the reds separate.
At the truck bring the largest cooler you have and fill it with water. I used two mr. Bubblers though one would be sufficient. I also added fish doctor or croaker saver to the water and frozen bottles of water during the summer months.
I never lost a red doing this. Even had one on the stringer for over 5 hours in July.