New cull system protects bass

There was a day when cull floats were attached to large clips that were stuck through bass’ jaws, but more and more tournament circuits are moving to non-penetrating floats.

The problem is that some clips, which just clamp down on a fish’s mouth, can slip — and then you quickly lose track of a fish in your livewell.

Louisiana’s newest Bassmaster Elite Series pro, Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia, said that’s not a problem with the Cal Coast Cull-N-Clip 2.0 system.

“It holds them with no problem whatsoever,” Sumrall said.

He proved that during a recent trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

“We have two fish pushing 4 pounds here, and it holds them tight,” Sumrall said as he hefted the fish out of the livewell by the floats. “It slips down over the lip, and clips down tight.

“It’ll hold the fish all day long — no problem.”

Releasing the grip is as simple as pulling the black ring in the clip.

The Cal Coast Cull-N-Clip 2.0 retails for $49.99.

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