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    See..you're already finding what works for you and what dont...stick with it and you'll have your own routine soon enuff..dont trip over it, we all still stand to learn a thing or 2

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    bleed them out in ice till dead.
    did you see the size of that thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket george View Post
    If you will feel for a small indentation in the middle of catfish’s head there you will find the entrance to the brain. Take a sharp knife and put a tiny slit in the skin. Next take a broom straw and insert the straw in the channel and push it into the brain. Spin the straw in your fingers and the catfish will shudder and be dead humanely. You just scrambled it’s brain.
    this^^^ I poke my fillet knife in that space then into the brain. Gentle up/down motion
    with the tip of knife and fish is dead. Makes cleaning a whole lot easier. Done it for yrs.
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    Take the machete and cut its tail off about an inch up in the meaty part. Then hang on a nail they will bleed out real nice. Then skin or fillet when dead. The meat is much better. Do this with all species of catfish.
    It is what it is!

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    Sometime's when I put another crappie I just caught in the cooler and see other's wiggling around, I get to feeling bad. So I put the fresh caught one in and go try to catch another! :-)

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    Now, I am thinking about giving up Catfishing. { NOT } We all have our feelings to deal with, me to! I do think about that, when I kill any animal or fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1991 View Post
    i finally got me a good 5 pound flatty!! been setting poles out this time i used whole bluegill they were dead but still and put 1 bank poles out and got me a nice little flat to eat i had him sitting out for 45 mins he still wasnt dead and tbh i had to clean him fast because it was getting dark fast.. so i was told t hit him over the head which wills tun and kill them




    well i didnt have anything blunt besides a long heavy machete so i took the blunt non sharp end and started hitting it over the head over and over and it didnt kill him... i started to feel really bad i got upset i was told fish dont feel pain like us but still i kept hitting it and its kills were still flapping and slight movements.

    i started to skin him cause i didnt have time left after skinning and filleting him he was still moving his gills!! i feel horrible atm if fish do feel pain that was a horrible way to go next time im just gonna either have a big brick/rock ready or just let them die from no air
    Why don't you just wait until they die ? A fish can stay 7 days on ice, and still be fresh.

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    I have only saw this done by one person, ever, and that was my grandmother. When I was a kid I would fish farm ponds and there weren’t that many around back then. I would bring home a mess of small cats 10 inches or so and she would help me clean them. She would take a butcher knife or sometimes an ice pick and push it straight down in the head of the fish about where the head would stop and the body start. She would then ta a straw off a broom and push it into the hole and feed it back along the fishes back. They quivered and then never twitched again. Probably wouldn’t work too good on a larger fish. Seeing the post brought back memories of this. Again, she is the only one I have ever saw do this and I have not ever heard of any one else doing it. Not sure how it works, but it did. As far as your dilemma, I agree to put it on ice and wait till the next day to clean it.
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    I have always wired catfish before dressing. There is a hole as you stated that when you drive a coat hanger into it causes almost instant paralysis


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    Well I really suck at catching cats but working on it. Think I'll try that through the brain deal. Got a small handmade tool for cleaning primer pocket's in the boat. In there I use it to puncture sardine and cat food can's to use to chum cats, hasn't worked yet! But it's a nail in a wood handle I made, sort of like a short ice pick. Bet that would work.

    Someone mentioned they didn't filet good with the skin on so they skin them first then filet them? Have a hard time imagining you can't filet them with the skin on but no problem with the skin off. Come to think of it, I used to always skin them first. Though it was the law!

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