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how long is too long #13345800 11/18/19 04:20 PM
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Been fishing the slips on Lewisville. Last night i did pretty good for how slow it was. 13 fish, on bluegrass in 32 fow, fish suspended in the 12-22" range. very light bite.

I put 4 good keepers in my basket and went home. usually this isnt an issue, and all my fish are still very much alive when i return the next evening to fillet and fish some more. this morning i got a call from one of the guys saying all the fish in my basket were dead. i wont be off work till 5.

im gonna check them out when i get there, and they will probably be just fine. but id like to hear from others as to how long is too long?


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Re: how long is too long [Re: K. Loomis] #13346082 11/18/19 09:56 PM
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Turtles maybe

Re: how long is too long [Re: K. Loomis] #13346120 11/18/19 10:36 PM
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not really worried about how they died lol.

my main question is, once its dead, how long do you really have before the fish spoils.


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Re: how long is too long [Re: K. Loomis] #13346140 11/18/19 10:50 PM
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Here's a link on how to identify a fresh fish:

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/how-to-tell-if-your-fish-is-fresh-5-tips-to-remember-1751503

You might try overnighting your basket at 12 to 22 feet and see if they stay alive better. No one hates to lose a mess of crappie worse that me.

Re: how long is too long [Re: uncle_bagster] #13346726 11/19/19 03:31 PM
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thanks for the link and suggestion uncle_bagster. i ended up saving all but one.


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Re: how long is too long [Re: K. Loomis] #13346844 11/19/19 05:44 PM
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with the water as cool as it is now, 24 hours is no big deal dead or alive. much beyond that and i would give it the old smell test for sure!

Re: how long is too long [Re: K. Loomis] #13347702 11/20/19 03:37 PM
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Gill color and cloudy eyes, good tips from the article.


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