Now..Now..Now...bats are not a option guys, even for them cutie bullheads, OK.
First off, cats do not sting, nope...they poke ya. And only if they are very young and the pectoral spines are sharp.
Once they get bigger the spines are rounded from wear and seldom jab ya. The Barbels are just sensory organs that act like fingers or appendages of a tong.
They may Lick-ya maybe, but sting-ya..nope.
Smaller cats, under 5 pounds grab them firmly just below and behind the side spikes with one hand, and the other hand grab the tail. You can slip that hand up to the spikes like a spincast reel in your hand and they will just sit there calmly.
Now Sumo Kitty's is another deal. You should support the head and stomach with one hand while firmly holding the tail with the other. If you do not support them bellies they will think they can still swim away. If they think that you will get slapped WHACK
up-side the skull with a Sumo Tail.
Man I love seeing that Kitty Slap! I laugh my *** off
every time I see it too...Eh! :lol:
Many a client/fishing friend has not seen the reason to listen to how to correctly
hold a big Sumo Kitty.
That's until they get a big wet Kitty Slap
up-side the head, then they listen OK
Remember guys and galls. Just because the fish you think is undesirable bites your offering, to others it may still be the fish of a lifetime. So be respectfully of all fish, whatever they may be. Swatting home runs with Carp or Bullheads will not effect the population to any degree, and it just may get you a big fine for the effort.