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#11548138 - 04/17/16 11:30 AM keeping fish alive?
Metal Man Online   content
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Registered: 05/13/11
Posts: 1279
Loc: Seagoville
how do you guys keep the fish alive. I usually like to stay at the lake for the weekend . How would you keep fish alive that were caught on fri till sunday? I have been using a long stringer , I believe its the the one for use on docks, to get the fish on the stringer but a little deeper in the water from the bank. It get to be a big tangled mess and the fish start to die off after about 8 hours. Would it be better just to throw them in ice for 2-3 days until they get filleted ?
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#11548278 - 04/17/16 12:25 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have never waited to fillet. It's too easy to clean, bag and put them on ice. Keeping them alive for more than a day is a challenge even in a live well. Stress, temperature and oxygen are killers.

Putting them on ice immediately will keep them fresh. I would imagine 1-2 days would be fine. I don't know about 3 or more.

Best practice if you don't want to clean them is to gut them and pack bellies w ice. This is what we do with fish caught offshore. Might be too much trouble for smaller fish though.

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#11548305 - 04/17/16 12:41 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
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Loc: Mesquite TX
We had this same problem years ago when we use to slay the crappie at Tawakoni. My dad made a fish basket with chicken wire and pressure lumber. It was roughly 3x4 ft and it worked very well.

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#11548858 - 04/17/16 05:56 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
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Loc: mckinney, tx
Just keep them on ice
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#11548981 - 04/17/16 07:07 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 891
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
I think there's some truth to the idea that keeping them stressed out on a stringer affects the flavor. I put them on ice as soon as possible, and clean them up to 24 hours later.

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#11549816 - 04/18/16 08:55 AM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
River Mongrel Offline
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Ive had striper on ice four days. Then cleaned them. As long as eyes are clear your good.
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#11549909 - 04/18/16 09:37 AM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
buton Online   content
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just clean your catch every day. And put them on good shaved ice they will last the weekend.
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#11550192 - 04/18/16 11:42 AM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Ram4bass]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 702
Originally Posted By: Ram4bass
I have never waited to fillet. It's too easy to clean, bag and put them on ice. Keeping them alive for more than a day is a challenge even in a live well. Stress, temperature and oxygen are killers.

Putting them on ice immediately will keep them fresh. I would imagine 1-2 days would be fine. I don't know about 3 or more.

Best practice if you don't want to clean them is to gut them and pack bellies w ice. This is what we do with fish caught offshore. Might be too much trouble for smaller fish though.
Best advices hrre thumb I really like the idea of gut fish and ice them, especially if you bring fish home whole, save a lot of troubles.
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#11550785 - 04/18/16 04:30 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1216
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Catfish are pretty easy to keep alive on a stringer. Anything else I would clean daily. Personally I don't keep fish on ice longer than 24 hours.

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#11550842 - 04/18/16 05:13 PM Re: keeping fish alive? [Re: Metal Man]
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Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: Richardson, Texas
Stuff them with ice cream and sweeten the meat. Doh!

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