Humanely kill bluegill?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Bossofbeefbowl, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Bossofbeefbowl

    Bossofbeefbowl New Member

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    I'm mostly catch and release.I feel bad when I deep hook something to the point where I cut the line and leave the hook.It seems the best way to get a channel cat where I fish is cut bait.What's the fastest,most humane way to kill a bluegill?

    You'll never catch me hooking any live fish/minnow so I'm asking.I know this seems stupid to most people on here.But we all have our ways eh?
     
  2. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Take my cat out on the boat with ya :wink:. She loves bluegill.....let nature take its course. Oh.....but maybe you wanted to use 'em for bait?
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    If the Bluegills are small? I would use them for bait.
     
  4. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    The fastest and most humane way I know to kill a fish of any kind is to cut it's head off.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I guess hookin that one in your avatar don't count.:wink: As mentioned off with its head.
     
  6. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    yeppers,cut off the head
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Can't Imagine. Plumb funny.
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Show him that pic of B-George wearing his pink thong, LOL...., oh, you said a in humane way. I still aint recovered from that pic.

    Put a hook through his brain and send him back out dead then. If you are new to catfishing hopefully you will get over it sometime. Live bait is to good to pass up. Only good way is to cut them up or throw them in ice.

    I felt funny killing them I admit but a #20 cat changed my mind pretty fast.
     
  9. koking20

    koking20 New Member

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    A pretty good trick for when you deep hook a fish is to take a long and strong stick and put it down the fished throat pretty deep grab the line along with the stick and spin the fish he will come right off and usually stay alive as for killin a blue gill cuttin the head is prolly the best
     
  10. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    A good hit in the head with a good sized rock will do the trick.
     
  11. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Just cutting thier heads off isn't too humane way. I'm sure the fish feels the blade sawing it's noggin off.

    The most humane way to kill any fish is just to hit them on the head with a hard object. It knocks them OUT!
     
  12. Trevor1

    Trevor1 New Member

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    I'll have to agree with your next to last sentence.
    :confused2:
     
  13. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    If you have a hard time killing a gill then use prepared bait and don't worry about killing thing
     
  14. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    What if it don't knock him out on the first blow?
    Then you got a wounded suffering bluegill on your hands.
    Now how do you feel!:confused2:
     
  15. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I don't know. I never kill them, I just run an 8/0 hook through their back and let the catfish take care of killing them...:eek:oooh::wink::smile2:
    I'd probably bust its head with a rock. Then cut it up in pieces. You'd be surprised though at how good channels will eat the live gills. I've caught many like that.
     
  16. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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    My knives are sharp enough to cut thier heads off with 1 slice so cutting them off is humane for me.
     
  17. kennylee

    kennylee New Member

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    I'm going along with Catfishjohn, put it on a hook and let big-o-flatty do the killing.
    Did you humanly kill the worm or cricket before you put it on the hook to catch that bluegill?,lol
     
  18. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    My vote is for lethal ejection :)
     
  19. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    Injection even
     
  20. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Might as well go with chicken livers or some other dip bait?