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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 04:20pm - Jun 4,14 
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Not sure this is even a prep question but here goes. I normally clean my fish as soon as possible after the catch. I am taking a short trip with my son and this may not be possible. How long can I keep whole (not gutted) fish on ice before cleaning and would it be advisable to bleed them out first? The longest the fish would be on ice would be about 36 hrs.

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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 04:26pm - Jun 4,14 
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I think it should be fine, I've waited 24 hrs before and everything was fine. I don't think another 12 would be to bad, just make sure it stays cold. Also when I clean the fish, I go over my the rib cage leaving all the organs intact. I'd try not to damage any of the guts, just a precaution.

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Post Posted: 04:55pm - Jun 4,14 
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What he said.

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Post Posted: 03:52pm - Jun 5,14 
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I'd recommend bleeding it out first. If for no other reason than to have less of a mess when cleaning them.

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Post Posted: 09:13pm - Jun 5,14 
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Commercial fisherman keep fresh fish on ice for days (freshwater) or weeks (saltwater) so I don't think 24-36hours+ would be a problem. Just my humble opinion...

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