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« on: February 11, 2012, 11:08:58 AM »

Hi guys, Ive got a couple nice 12 in perch to do but they have been in the freezerfor a while.  When they were caught they were nice and plump and fat. Now they have gotten kind of flat on the sides.  I like the half cast method for perch and gills. Is there any way i can plump them back up for casting?  Was thinking of trying to inject water up the anus to try to give them the full plump look again, is this possible or is there another way i can get the fullness back for casting.  Thanks in advance for any help.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 11:46:10 AM »

if you pump anything into the vent...it will only plump up the viscera cavity...most pump in latex caulk
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 08:02:11 PM »

So injecting caulk into the vent will plump the stomach area back up?
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 11:26:05 PM »

Try rehydrating the fish in ice water for a few hours.  It seems to help with this problem somewhat.  
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 11:35:14 PM »

yes...or pumping it in from under the soft tissue in the gill area
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 02:10:16 PM »

ive also seen it done using the air compressor just be carefull not to pop it! lol
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 02:27:21 PM »

ive also seen it done using the air compressor just be carefull not to pop it! lol

That's the way I always did back when I used half cast.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 03:41:11 PM »

Thanks guys might try the air seems like caulk would end up getting pretty messy.
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