Hey guys, so yesterday I went out In search for some calico. Instead I ended up with about 6 nicely sized Opaleyes. I was probably in the water for about an hr. When I would catch one I would string it up right away on my buoy & search for my next catch. I forgot my knife at home so I didn't stab the brain to kill it of right away. Some some were still alive when I went back to shore too. When I got back to shore I threw them in my ice chest under ice went out for lunch real quick & headed home. When j got home I filleted what I can out of these boney fish &I made myself a sweet little ceviche meal for the following day. Anyways, my question is, how do you deal with your fish when you catch them? Do you ice it right away? Do you string it up still live? Do you string it up and stab the brain to kill your fish & leave it on the stringer? I would like to know so I can get the freshest taste possible. I would also like to know if you any of you wash your fish before gutting or wash you fillets. Sorry if these seem like stupid questions. I am still new to this &I I would like to eat what I catch as I work on my craft. Thanks in advance for any great advice given.