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Old 06-07-2013, 02:13 PM
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Default A grim question

Ok folks,

When and if you do keep any of your fish (of any species), how you you dispatch it humanly?
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I regularly keep fish to eat. I love fresh fish and how healthy it is.

I hit them over the head with a stick.

I think they use a different technique for big flounder and the likes...but for trout/bass/panfish/etc I just knock em over the head.
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I toss them in a cooler full of ice & they die of frost bite!

Seriously, this may sound cruel, but it's never been a concern for me. If I can't put them in a live well, then ice it is.

I believe that should be "humanely". I guess humanly is what I do.
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Jim,

You're right, LOL, my spelling needs work.

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Cochise,

Ice is typically what I do for panfish, but for trout, I'm typically wading, I rarely keep trout, but for when I do I've started carrying a knife to put them down quick.
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A couple of whacks on the head with a rock usually does the trick for me.

In the old days, tweedy gentlemen always carried a tool called a "priest" for head bonking -- so named because it administered the last rites.

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Jor fly, it's not so much the spelling, but the definition & intent. I see "stripper" versus "Striper" on some of the fishing forums I frequent & they have completely different definitions!

Misuse or misspelling of those two words can get you in a whole world of trouble, particularly if you're married!
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Default Re: A grim question

If I must kill a small fish like a trout that has been injured beyond release I whack them as others have mentioned. Large fish like a 14 pound salmon; I found that a knife point plunged directly through the brain, followed by cutting the gills thus bleeding the fish out will kill them as close to instantly as I can get.

Even after a good whack on the head I still cut the gills on a trout too. This will eliminate having a fish come back to life after you thought it was dead.
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for small fish like trout just push their lower lip up towards their back it will break their neck and they will die instantly. For bigger fish bring a knife and stick it through their head. Wacking with a stick can somtimes take a few extra wacks so i stopped doing that.
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You can cut the piece of the fish that is under its head where the gill plates come down and almost meet. The fish will bleed out very quickly.
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If they do not willingly talk I water-board all trout as to extract information as to the were-a-bouts of other trout cells. If they still do not talk I put a blow hardily but quickly on the head to render them senseless.

At home they are beheaded regardless of their social affiliations.

Thank God I'm Catholic and not some infidel.

No seriously, I wack them on the noodle and that does it.

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