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Fizzing bass at Bassmaster
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm

From left, Brandon Cobb, South Carolina, and Shane LeHew, North Carolina, watch as Conservation Director of NY Bass Nation, Barb Elliott, shows how to ‘fizz’ a fish prior to the start of the Elite Bassmasters Tournament in Waddington which runs Thursday through Sunday. Fizzing involves puncturing the gas bladder of a fish pulled up quickly from deep water with a needle so excess air is released. The training is mandatory for all tournament competitors. North Country Now photo by Cheryl Shumway.