I caught an okay sized cat yesterday, unfortunatly it swallowed the hook. When I opened its mouth to see if I could remove it, the hook was caught in the throat making it impossible for the fish to eat in my opinion. I tried to remove the hook but it would have tore him up to do so. I wanted to kill the fish since it would probably starve to death in the water or die while I was trying to remove the hook. My buddy, who was holding it for me while I tried to take out the hook, said the fish would be okay and threw him back in. Would you guys have put it out of misery or thrown it back? BTW, I never keep fish to eat because everyone says not to eat fish out of the San Joaquin Delta, so I always throw them back.