Originally Posted by kevin21
Is it legal to go to a lake with live minnows that doesn't allow live minnows, kill them right before you are ready to use them, then put them down the hole?* You would kill them by piercing their brain.
I wouldn't run the risk of having a warden think that perhaps you were trying to use live bait...and were just telling them that you were going to kill the minnows before putting them down the hole.* There also the possibility (remote, I'll admit), that you might trip, knock over your bait bucket, and accidentally stock live minnows or suckers in a lake that would be better off without them.
It's definitely safer to kill them at home, and put them on ice (don't freeze them) before driving to the lake.* You can also use this to scare the other folks in your house at 3 AM.* They keep hearing dull thuds, some flopping, another dull thud, some more flopping, then some maniacal laughter, and then a few more thuds and more flopping.