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EXPERIENCE OHIO'S HIGHEST LEVEL OF TOURNAMENT COMPETITION
New culling rules for 2019
CULLING YOUR CATCH: Efforts are underway to align Ohio’s fishing regulations with those of several other states, Michigan for one, to limit the use of culling systems that “punch” holes in the mouth of the targeted fish species (bass). The OMBTT is supportive of those efforts and we are requiring that our participants use non-skin penetrating culling systems.
One of our participants has tested eleven different non pierce commercially available systems and found that most do what they are designed to do, however, three stand out based on their ability to secure the catch to the extent that they can be used to “hang” the fish from a balance beam independent of outside support (hands). The rest did in fact separate the catch as advertised but therein lay the difference in that they needed supported handling to remove from the livewells and were not independently capable of being used with a balance beam.
The OMBTT recommends the use of three systems; either the G-Force Conservation Cull System available through TH Marine Supplies, MSRP $49.95 or, the Cal Coast Fishing Clip-n-Cull system that has a MSRP of $49.99 or my personal favorite MGM cull tags MSRP 45.99 just click the pics of these systems to be directed to their websites.