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The Great Debate – Lipping Tools By Steve Wickens February 19, 2012 in Articles, Fishing Gear
Since the successful arrival of the Boga Grip lipping device around 15 years ago, numerous knock-off versions have flooded the market. As of today, it is questionable whether anyone has come close to duplicating the features, quality, and durability of the original product, which was designed expressly for saltwater use. Many of these more recent arrivals have had quality and design issues that can create safety issues for the fish or the angler.
Before I go further, let me say that I ran a professional guiding service for muskies for over 10 years. I’ve handled and released over 1,000 of these toothy predators, and another 100 or so pike prior to my muskie guiding days. I can also state that I have had the good fortune to become proficient with a Boga, release gaff, net, and cradle. While I prefer a big Beckman net when fishing from a conventional boat, such an option is not a viable alternative when fishing from a kayak. Hand landing toothy predators is doable, but even if you have big strong hands and quick reflexes, the law of averages will catch up to you sooner or later, and you are going to either get hooked, or get chewed-on, or both. When you’re sitting in a kayak, you’re sitting at ground-zero when it comes to landing and handling toothy prey, so a little careful planning and know how can definitely pay some long term dividends.
Many anglers have voiced concern over the damage done to released fish by lipping tools. A lipping tool will generally puncture the thin membrane on the floor of the mouth, but so will a release gaff. With a Boga, typically this hole will be very small because of the jaw design. Some devices that use wider jaws will make a much larger hole. I know from a multi-year muskie tagging study that I ran on Lake Scugog for the Ontario MNR that gaffs and Bogas can be effective release tools, and this small tear not only heals quickly, but is NOT prone to infection. We had one muskie that was caught and released four times over the five year study period – each time by me. The first time it was landed using a gaff, the next two times using a Boga, and the final time using a net. At no point did I witness any sign of infection or permanent damage from prior encounters. In fact, even knowing exactly where to look, there were only a couple of tiny scars from these previous release efforts.
The problem with lipping tools is twofold. One of the biggest problems is that many anglers use heavy line and “horse” fish in too fast. Having a very “green” fish on a gaff or a Boga is bad news for the fish, and very dangerous for the angler. You can get away with this with a big net, but not on a Boga or gaff, especially in a kayak. There is nothing wrong with playing a fish just enough that it is a little tired, but not to the point of exhaustion. The second issue is in my opinion a design flaw with the Boga, and other lipping devices, and that is the inclusion of a scale. Give an angler a scale, and he thinks it is okay to use it. In fact, this is the leading cause of crippling injuries to fish that many anglers later go on to release. Suspending any large fish vertically from a lipping device puts incredible pressure on the internal organs, jaw bone, and back. If the fish thrashes, there is a very significant chance that the lower jaw will actually be split by the jaws of the lipping tool, and the fish is very likely to crash to the floor. Even if this fish is released, its chances of survival are almost zero. It will not be able to feed properly with a mangled lower jaw, and it is very likely to have sustained internal injuries from the fall.
If you opt to use a lipping tool, you are wise to ensure that device is tethered to your craft, as these devices don’t float. A ten to twelve foot long tether line of 250 pound test braided line will protect your investment if it should slip from your hand. But you can also use this tether line as a tool for handling green or exceptionally active fish. Rather than letting a green fish thrash and twist and spin, I’ll simply drop the fish back into the water and let it swim, with the Boga still attached. It’s not going far, restricted by the tether line. This action mitigates the risk of injury to both the angler and the fish. I’ll let the fish have a brief taste of partial freedom for a couple of minutes, and then slowly and gently pull it back to boat side when it is just a little less frisky. I’ve lost the odd fish this way (but never a Boga), but I’d prefer to risk losing a fish than damaging and ultimately killing the fish.
The debate over the effectiveness of lipping devices really comes down to the quality and design of the tool that you are using, and the manner in which you use it. Even the best tool is only as good as the hand that wields it. Learn to use your too; efficiently and effectively. Know its limitations, but most importantly, never suspend fish vertically by their lower jaw. For kayak anglers fishing for toothy prey (muskies, walleye, pike), there simply isn’t a safer and more effective landing and handling method.
Article By: Steve Wickens