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Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby Sir Big Spur » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:34 am

Saw this today while browsing through my daily fishing blogs. Seems pretty cool, has anyone else heard of anything like this?

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There’s nothing worse than watching a big beautiful wild fish bleed out from a damaged gill. I found myself in just that situation with a big brown trout one day. Watching helplessly as the water turned red. Thank God Kent was with me. Thinking fast he said, “hey, did you finish that Coke?” I had not and he showed me a great trick. He opened the fish’s mouth and poured the Coke down her throat. As soon as it hit the injured gill the bleeding stopped. It was like magic. I’m not sure if it’s the carbonation or the acid but something in the Coke cauterized the wound. It saved that fish’s life. I know it for a fact because I saw her in that same pool several weeks later, although she was wise to me by then. I’m certain it was the same fish. There couldn’t be two just alike in that little pool. It’s one more thing to carry but having a Coke on hand is a great idea. The fish you save might be your own.

Taken from the blog, here's the link
http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/fly-fishing-tips-technique/chug-a-coke-save-a-bleeding-fish/
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby Bill Herian » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:17 pm

I've never heard of anything like that before, but thats pretty awesome if it's true.
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby aunt betty » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:08 pm

Nope, but I do know that the U.S. Dept. of Transportation had to re-define what a 'hazardous material' is so that Coca-Cola Company would not have to have special hazmat tags to transport Coke™ on our highways.

The ph on Coke™ is highly acidic. Close to 3.0 (wow).
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Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby Coleman24 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:02 pm

Never heard of that..
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby Sir Big Spur » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:10 am

aunt betty wrote:Nope, but I do know that the U.S. Dept. of Transportation had to re-define what a 'hazardous material' is so that Coca-Cola Company would not have to have special hazmat tags to transport Coke™ on our highways.

The ph on Coke™ is highly acidic. Close to 3.0 (wow).


I've heard those numbers as well. It makes you wonder what's in the bottle if it can heal a wound!
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby ARduckboy24 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:32 pm

It's citric acid that closes the caplaries(?) you can use anything with citric acid.
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby don novicki » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:56 am

From what I know most fish prefer Pepsi............I'm just saying :biggrin:
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby zatnaas » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 am

But how i Save a Bleeding Fish?
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Re: Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Very interesting tip. Never heard it.
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