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Old 09-02-2007, 09:54 PM
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With all this talk about keeping trout & how to cook them, recipies etc. I was wondering how most of you guys "dispatch" trout you intend to keep & eat.
Do you just hook them on a stringer & throw them half alive into a cooler or hit them with a priest or just break thier necks. The few I keep I will try to break thier neck to put them down without them suffering too much.
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Although I don't have specific experience with trout, usually when I catch fish to eat, I like to "dispatch" them as soon and as close to the water as possible.

Cutting off the head works most of the time, and there are organisms and other life in the water that will feed on it.

Those lifeforms in return getting eaten by other fish, and is a good way to give back to the ecosystem and not simply take from it.

Interesting topic...I'm interested to see more replies.
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If I'm keeping fish, I keep them alive as long as possible so that they're most fresh. I prefer one of those mesh baskets if know I'm not going to be wading or hiking. Otherwise, it's one of those metal stringers with the big clips through the lower lip. They seem to stay alive on those.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:12 AM
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When I catch a trout worth keeping, I throw it in the big pocket on the back of my vest.
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With all this talk about keeping trout & how to cook them, recipies etc. I was wondering how most of you guys "dispatch" trout you intend to keep & eat.
Do you just hook them on a stringer & throw them half alive into a cooler or hit them with a priest or just break thier necks. The few I keep I will try to break thier neck to put them down without them suffering too much.
If and rarely when I take a wild trout to eat..I would priest...gut/gill...head on throat latch intact...
First IMHO the recips don't say but my guess it is farm raised which is as good as farm raised salmon...and that's not very good unless you are a cordon blu chef who can turn a one week old road kill possum into five star dining...for me the only freshwater fish I eat is large filet farm raised catfish which is IMO an exception to farm raised fish...and being consistent with "I don't fish chinese...I don't eat any far east shrimp...particularly where Bubba and Forest first landed...it is difficult but not impossible to find gulf shrimp in the midwest...
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a coupla good whacks to the trout's head on a streamside rock, quickly after being caught, then on a nylon stringer, kept in the cold stream while i continue fishing. but it's so rare i keep fish.

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Whacked seven trout the other day with a branch. Don't like to let them suffer. Them was good eatin'
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I keep them in a big mess laundry bag also, so they stay fresh like mentioned. They taste the best fresh. Then the old blow to the head and gut.
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