The bass never has to leave the water with this catch-and-release technique.
Here's one innovative diver with some light gear that catches big-time bass. Once he has it by the lips, it's time to take a picture and put it back in--only this bass never came out.
While you might not be new to underwater bass fishing, have you ever seen it result in a hog like this?
It looks like it's time to start a search for diving gear that'll get you where the fish are!