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#7373582 - 04/04/12 10:25 AM Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last?
JMBruce Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/29/08
Posts: 368
Loc: Crawford
If you have fish in the freezer packaged in ziplock bags in water how long will it last to still be good to eat?

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#7373656 - 04/04/12 10:42 AM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
C.M.Fish Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 162
Loc: Duncanville, TX
I've heard that as long as the fillets are encased in the ice...they can be good for up to a year since and won't freezer burn but I don't know 1st hand because they never make it that long at my house. I'd say you are definitely safe for 6-8 months though...

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#7373663 - 04/04/12 10:44 AM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
nappr Offline
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Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Highland Village, Tx
I had 4 whole bone in crappie in freezer for a year.
They ate just fine fried.

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#7373847 - 04/04/12 11:26 AM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
Dink Dodger Offline
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Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 720
Loc: Lewisville TX
I'm ashamed to admit it but I've kept them over two years in food saver bags. They were as good as any that have been frozen.

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#7373884 - 04/04/12 11:39 AM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
Jig Man Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 2770
Loc: Dry Side of TX.
Cooked my last package from last year with some fresh this past Sunday and you couldn't taste the difference...

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#7374110 - 04/04/12 12:43 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: Jig Man]
pepop Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 5648
Loc: Chandler, Texas
True story, when my mother passed away, my sister cleaned out & organized mom & dad's freezer & she found 1 of my zip lok block"s of ice marked "12 Med Crappie filets 10-15-06". This was in Dec of 2010. She thawed them & cooked them for her & my dad & she said they were great. I use a Food Saver now and 1 year old packages are not uncommon and fry up as good as yesterdays catch.

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#7374625 - 04/04/12 02:51 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
tricky Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 616
Loc: little elm texas
I use to have some friends that would catch Crappie and freeze them whole - no cleaning at all in trash sacks. Take them out in a few months, thaw, clean them and fry them up.
Have you guys ever heard this or even done it?

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#7374665 - 04/04/12 03:03 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
Tech Angler Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 427
Loc: Lorena, TX
i've heard the same thing, tricky.


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#7375247 - 04/04/12 05:42 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: Tech Angler]
Creamlevel Creek Kennels Offline
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Registered: 01/16/10
Posts: 1339
Loc: Ben Wheeler, Texas
We catch crappie all year long. I don't keep the fish if I have a couple of packs in the freezer. We have aa fish fry, then I keep another bag. Never have more than 2 bags of fish in the freezer, always fresh, which usually will be cooked within the month.



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#7375254 - 04/04/12 05:47 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2335
Loc: mckinney, tx
theyll be good as long as they stay frozen hard. if they even defrost a little bit, theyll be nasty when you take them out to eat them

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#7375380 - 04/04/12 06:27 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
PfishingTexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Austin, TX
At my house, not long at all. Most of the time they don't even make it to the freezer.


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#7375509 - 04/04/12 07:09 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
reelin-em-in Offline
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Registered: 02/27/11
Posts: 687
Loc: Frisco, TX
Not very long at my house... food

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#7375524 - 04/04/12 07:11 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: reelin-em-in]
Bobcat1 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 16892
Loc: Sanger,Texas
I couldn't tell you. Mine is empty right now. frown


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#7375720 - 04/04/12 08:03 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: JMBruce]
ZackP Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 469
Loc: Texas
I make sure that nothing is in the freezer for over a year. I get alot of requests for fish from family and friends so I like to keep a good supply on hand. I have not had any issue so far but it usually only last a few months at most.

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#7376062 - 04/04/12 09:05 PM Re: Fish in the Freezer...How Long does it last? [Re: ZackP]
Don Collum Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 418
Loc: Arlington,Tx
Idefintley A long time if frozen and keep that way in ice.
I have had an senerio like PEPOP and you would have thought they were a fresh catch.



Edited by Don Collum (04/04/12 09:06 PM)

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