Seems like every year while I'm out and about enjoying the different fishing spots I witness severe cases of fish abuse. I see people dragging fish on to dirty, sandy ground and beat their catch about the head and side with various types of blunt instruments so violently that you would think they caught a cheating spouse instead of a fish. The catch is often left laying on the ground in the dirt for hours. These same folks talk about how nasty the fish taste.
I would just ask that everyone remembers that fish retained are food. I have never seen an angler beat the mess out of their lunch throw it on the ground for hours then come back to eat it.
So, all you fish abusers, next time hit them only on the head, not the flesh. Bleed them out and put them on ice. Treat them like food from the time they leave the water and see if they don't make better table fare.
Tight Lines All