Originally Posted by senormechanico
When landing Dorado under sail, we sprayed cheap
tequila into their gills.
They died quickly without a fuss or mess on deck
I had heard this. We caught a 44" dorado pulled onto the side deck
beat it about the head
and stuck the ice pick through the brain and things were a little messy. We vowed that for the next one we would peacefully put it to sleep with tequilla.
The next one was bigger. About 48". We pulled him all the way into the cockpit
, towel over the head
, I called for the spray bottle pre loaded with El Jimador blanco. Lifted the towel, stuck the spray bottled into the gills and drenched them with tequilla.
Small problem. Nobody told the Dorado he was supposed to die quietly. For him tequilla was party liquor. I had to jump out of the way to avoid injury. It was mayhem. The cockpit
was covered in blood.
I had dive back in with a winch
handle and an icepick sliding in pools of blood. When it was all done it looked like murder scene. I drank the tequilla and vowed never again to waste it on a fish
. Days later I was still finding blood droplets undr the dodger