View Full Version : Iki-ing Crappie

07-18-2012, 07:46 PM
How do you dispatch (i.e. kill) your catch. Obviously keeping fish you intend to eat as fresh as possible would say to keep them alive as long as possible but that is not always practical when shore fishing.

I always thought a club to the head and a cooler full of ice was the way to go.
Then I came across this this article, Iki-ing Fish (http://www.nzfishingworld.co.nz/news/2011/05/iki-ing-fish).
Interesting but I'm not sure the method makes that big a difference.
According to the article though the Japanese disagree.

07-18-2012, 07:58 PM
They die in the ice chest.....I ice them down. I keep them iced down overnight and fillet the next day....it makes then fillet easier and firms the meat up.

07-18-2012, 08:00 PM
I kill em with my filet knife when I slice their sides off. If I had no way of keeping them alive I would ice em real quick.

07-18-2012, 08:37 PM
Ice em down

07-20-2012, 12:41 PM
They normally expire shortly after I start filleting them. I do stick a knife in a catfish's brain to kill them before I clean them though. Makes them a lot easier to handle while I am filleting them.