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Freezing Fish. #13626879 07/11/20 02:44 PM
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I have always been freezing my fish fillets. White Bass, Channel/Blue Cats, and Striped Bass. I freeze them in plastic bags that are filled with water. They keep very good and I usually eat them in the year. Never had any go bad. How do you all keep your fish especially the Bluegill (Sunfish) ?

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13626905 07/11/20 03:11 PM
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Vacuum pack.


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Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13626989 07/11/20 04:43 PM
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For years I've used water over the filets in Ziploc bags then used a vac for a couple years now I'm back on the ole school way...... Works as well if not better and cheaper.....


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Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: SK.] #13627011 07/11/20 05:07 PM
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Freeze the gills in freezer bags with water. Note, cut off the sharp part of the back fin or it may puncture the bag. On the large gills, I remove the entire fin.

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13627058 07/11/20 06:19 PM
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I never freeze sunfish or Rainbow Trout. I eat them usually the next day after I catch them. If not then for sure during the next three to four days. food




Side Note: White Bass, and crappie I do keep in the freezer, in a zip lock bag covered with water. thumb


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Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13627098 07/11/20 07:11 PM
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I also vacuum pack...

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13627147 07/11/20 08:24 PM
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My uncle was an exceptional bream and crappie fisherman. He threw many fish dinners for his church and local first responders. He would freeze his catch in old fashioned milk and orange juice cartons - no punctures and would neatly stack in his freezer.

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Originally Posted by JCG57
My uncle was an exceptional bream and crappie fisherman. He threw many fish dinners for his church and local first responders. He would freeze his catch in old fashioned milk and orange juice cartons - no punctures and would neatly stack in his freezer.


He also filled the cartons with water. We did that back in the day too. Works very well.


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Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Cast] #13627506 07/12/20 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Cast
Originally Posted by JCG57
My uncle was an exceptional bream and crappie fisherman. He threw many fish dinners for his church and local first responders. He would freeze his catch in old fashioned milk and orange juice cartons - no punctures and would neatly stack in his freezer.


He also filled the cartons with water. We did that back in the day too. Works very well.




My Dad did the same thing. He also froze Quail in milk cartons. Always tasted great when we cooked them up! food Problem is that milk cartons are hard to find. You can still find orange juice cartons around but a lot of the milk/orange juice cartons have been replaced by plastic jugs. juggle


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Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13627659 07/12/20 01:36 PM
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Zip lock bag with water! Keep em for a year. Always good. woot

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Gitter Done] #13627731 07/12/20 02:37 PM
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We freeze the fillets individually on non stick trays, then vacuum seal in bags with a foodsaver. That way, you can open the bag and get however many out that you want and easily re seal the bag. Takes up much less freezer space too. Oh, and I will only freeze white bass or hybrid/ striper fillets. Catfish and trout we will eat fresh, I don't think they freeze well.

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: SandyChaser] #13627891 07/12/20 05:35 PM
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I jug fish cats and do very well. Stop when I have a years supply. I freeze them in water. After a year they are still very fresh.

Re: Freezing Fish. [Re: Vogey] #13628013 07/12/20 07:51 PM
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I also vacuum pack...


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