What should I do before I bring my crappie to get mounted...how should I prepare it?
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....is to have it wrapped in a wet towel and then frozen. NO PAPER or CARDBOARD in contact with the fish.
as stated above, but if fish is going to be in the freezer a while, fold a piece of cardboard around the tail after wrapped to keep tail from breaking.
You wrap a fish in a wet towel and the fins and tail fold shut, and are protected by the rock hard frozen towel in the freezer. No cardboard, no damage! Just a plastic bag to wrap it all up into...
Assuming this is the real Bill Yox. Suprise Suprise. The next thing we'll hear is advice on how to be a good Democrat!
Get your fish wet and wrap in at least 3 layers of cling wrap,this clings to the fish and forces the air out! I have had fish in the freezer for two years this way and they come out like a freshly caught fish.Whats really nice is you can still see the fish and it does not take up so much room in the freezer like the wet towel methood.
You must be a wanna be Dan Rinehart giving out dubious information as in not having to degrease salmonids. Please! Cling wrap is is not freezer wrap! Your fish will eventually freezer burn.