gill cover


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gill cover

[′gil kəv·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
The fold of skin providing external protection for the gill apparatus of most fishes; it may be stiffened by bony plates and covered with scales.
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Control your fish by gripping it under the soft gill covers where you can get a solid handle opposite the lure without actually touching/harming the gills.