I saw a boat out this weekend that was putting their catch of halibut on a stringer in the water. I typically put them in a big cooler, or a fish hold if they are big. Halibut are slow to die, so they seem to beat around a bit even after they are bled out. It looked like he was tieing them through the tail but I was not sure. Does anyone on here handle halibut like this? I ideally would like to have them bleed out in the water and then go straight to the filet table and reduce the mess. I guess I could try a stringer through their gill plate, but I worry about them thrashing their way out and loosing the fish. Any ideas are appreciated.