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PostPosted: May 24th, 2018, 2:55 pm 
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My guess is yes just looking at the jaw. I'm an advocate on barbless/pinched barbs and suggest that you should be too if you're not already. Of course, there's no scientific data backing my suggestion that this individual fish has been hooked before just my POV.


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PostPosted: May 25th, 2018, 12:53 pm 
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Yes... hooked before with a gafe!

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PostPosted: May 25th, 2018, 3:05 pm 
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As you said, pinch those barbs!


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