This past summer we were fishing in northern Vermont on lake Champlain. We had been out on the water for about four hours, when my brother caught a large mouth bass. When the bass got out of the water the first thing that I noticed was what looked like a bow tie on the bottom of the fish.. When the captain looked at what I was looking at he was surprised. If you look closely at the picture you can see where the fishing line was stuck around the fish. The line was then cut off and the fish got released. That just goes to show you why you should not throw your tag ends of the fishing line over the side of the boat.