Great report. Wonder why the smaller fish have red tails. Must have to do with the spawn. If that is what they are doing
We kept the smaller fish in the back live well, and I think they just got agitated from time to time and beat their tails against the lid. The larger ones, we bled immediately and hung over the side before putting them in the cooler.
Definitely not spawning yet. The egg sacs in the females were still small. Not sure why they were stacked up at that depth. Just glad they were.