Bass Pro Shops Grip Master II
Well worth $10
This product isn't anything fancy but it does just what it is designed to do... pick up small to medium sized toothy critters! I didn't need anything too expensive or too hefty as I fish for bass but occasionally I will catch a different species of fish where this tool comes in handy. I haven't had any problems landing fish with this product. Once the fish gripper is applied, the fish stay on until I'm ready to release them. I'm very pleased with my $10 purchase!
April 24, 2010
Awsome piece of equipment
I fish mainly for striper and hybrids. In the past i used a landing net. Fish were constantly twisting the hooks into my net. they are very strong fish, and it was dangerous to try to hold them. the BPS gripper made hook removal a snap. Once they were in the gripper I had full control of their head movement. I use the gripper to hold the fish while dehooking him in my net. worked twice as good as i had anticapated. A must for any aggressive fish.
June 22, 2011
No matter what you fish for you need this. It can serve as a net if you don't have one and is helpful even if you do have a net. It can even be handy for bass if you have several treble hooks embedded right where you would normaly lip a bass and are afraid of getting hooked. And don't be afraid to use it on heavy fish, I have used it to land several muskie over thirty inches with no problem at all. It could easily land 20 pound plus fish.
August 11, 2010
i use it for every bass i land
i was born with one hand, so holding a bass by its lip and unhooking the fish proved to be a bit of a problem for me the first time i landed one haha. i mostly fish from shore... ive used rapala's fish gripper and that this is too bulky and heavy, but it works well, just not for me walking up n down shoreline.
i bought this for waaaay cheaper and its perfect, light, simple to use and works just fine for me.
June 24, 2010