I haven't been on this forum much anymore, but a few years I ago I purchased a "Kenai Keeper" from Backcountry Robb here on the forum (not sure if he is even still around). I tried it out that first year and was not very happy with it. I don't recall if I pointed out what I perceived to be the flaws here in the forum or not, but I know I at least did in a private message to Robb. Well, this year I decided to give it a try once again and see if I could get it to work for me. Basically, it is a stringer that you attach to yourself to string the fish up as you go, never leaving the water. My biggest complaint before was getting the fish out of the net while still in the water. I'd lose several of them. What I realized though is that I also lose several fish each day when dragging them all the way to the beach one at a time. It's just a part of dipnetting. And walking all the way in to be greeted by an empty net, well, you know the feeling if you've done this.
Saturday night (last night), the fish were in heavy. I started stringing them up, and literally couldn't keep them out of my net. While wrestling with one fish, another would end up in the net. At one point, I had one I was stringing up and three more in my net. I didn't get all of those landed, but I also wasn't walking the couple hundred yards through the mud either. Having the fish strung up on me allowed me to bleed them out nicely and not drag them through the mud to get them out. I finally took a batch in when I had about twenty on the stringer. Yes, twenty. I put them in the box, and went back out for more. Got by my wife and she and I started working together to string up more. We ended the day with 50 fish in a single day. We've never gotten close to that, and I can honestly say I probably couldn't have done that with walking in and out of the water all day.
Anyways, I know I was critical of this thing in the past, and wanted to point out my error and hope some of you will go out of your way to support a small company like Robb's if you can. This thing is probably not for everyone, I get that. But give it a try and see if it will work for you. I love it now. Good product Robb.