It's my understanding that when catfish eat live baitfish, such as bluegill, they will typically try to swallow them head first due to the fins. When I use cut perch for bait I always cut all of the fins off (most importantly the dorsal fins).
My question is specifically about live bluegill. When I use them live, I always hook them in the back behind the dorsal fin so the cats can swallow them head first and the hook can slide nicely into position. Do yall leave the fins on when using them live or cut them off? Do you think there could be any benefit to cutting the dorsal fins off of a live bluegill, such as making it easier for the cat to swallow it? How much faster will the bluegill die?
Would love some opinions on this.