Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TimothyB, SCA1951, rhinds, tacoshad, BT28
107800 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 88414
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76327
JDavis7873® 67390
John175® 67261
FattyMcButterpants 60846
Derek 🐝 60069
Tritonman 57958
LoneStarSon® 54330
SkeeterRonnie 53341
facebook
Forum Stats
107800 Members
60 Forums
808289 Topics
10237911 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12595473 - 01/25/18 03:33 PM How long do you keep crappie?
Lollygagger Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 168
Loc: East Texas
How long can I leave crappie (uncooked) in the refrigerator before I need to cook or freeze it? I have it in a freezer bag full of water in the refrigerator now.
_________________________
"But God demonstrates His own for love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

Top
#12595481 - 01/25/18 03:38 PM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
Mo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 12421
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
My policy is 3 days,

I am sure it will last longer , but why push it ?

MO
_________________________

MY BACKYARD , 20,000 ACRES , NO MOWING smile

Top
#12595582 - 01/25/18 04:53 PM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
Duck_Jerky Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 5006
Loc: Kaufman, TX
If you open the bag, and the fish smells pretty "fishy"...I don't eat it. As Mo said...3 days should be no problem. I've kept it a little longer (4-5 days) but put my fish up in vacuum seal bags, so I don't have water on them.
_________________________
Brian Carter
Sponsors:
www.bnmpoles.com - Quality Rods For Over 60 Years
www.youtube.com/BnMFishingPoles - YouTube Channel
www.beereadys.com - Bee Ready Rod Holders
www.lftlures.com - Innovative, quality fishing lures made in the USA

Top
#12595795 - 01/25/18 08:11 PM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
Bassthumb: Phill's Guide Svc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 1382
Loc: Little Elm
2-3 days max for me. I usually brine them for 24 hours.
_________________________
Phill's Guide Service - Lake Lewisville
817-201-4144
https://phillsguideservice.com/
Phill@Phillsguideservice.com
Like us on Facebook!


Top
#12596289 - 01/26/18 09:02 AM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
MAK747 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Ft Wth
In a 37-40 degree refrigerator, I would think 3-5 days max. My question is why, you already have them ready to freeze so just go ahead and put them in the freezer. When you decide its time to cook them, take them out of the freezer and soak in a sink of cold water and they will be ready to go in about an hour.

Top
#12596456 - 01/26/18 10:45 AM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6298
Loc: Grandview, TX
When you have them in the fridge, they should be on ice...no water, several days by keeping the water drained and the ice replenished. No need to brine crappie, ever. When you are ready to freeze filll the bag with water, remove the air prockets completely...in doing so you can enjoy them for up to 18 months...although any remaining air pockets will result in freezer burn on the exposed filets after about 8 months. Hope this information helps.

Top
#12596794 - 01/26/18 03:28 PM Re: How long do you keep crappie? [Re: Lollygagger]
C.M. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 197
5 days maximum. About 1 month if you vacuum seal it (but taste will be very bland).

Top



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide