Originally Posted by Poke 'Em
Exactly. The second time I caught him, he was about 25 yards downstream of the first place I caught him.
You know what he was thinking after the second was "Man this neighborhood is going down hill, a man cant even eat something without these large weird looking creatures putting their hands all over me" haha
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I doubt that is true. There is nothing in a coke that will cause the bleeding to stop, it may not hurt them, though it may make them fat and start eating more fast food, but nothing chemically that I can see would cause the fish to stop bleeding. Though I am no scientist of course.
For me I hate when I gill a fish, especially because I am 100% C&R and I only fish for the pleasure of being away from other humans haha, so I hate hurting the fish to that extreme.
If they are bleeding out fast I typically try to keep them in the water, thinking that may help them a bit, but of course there is no way to be sure. In the end I think it just depends on the fish and the injury.