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Fish Field Prep

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Natemn, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Natemn

    Natemn New Member

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    How do you guys suggest storing a bass, walleye or panfish I plan to mount? I do not have access to a freezer where i will be for roughly a week. I do have a good cooler and will be able to get plenty of ice.
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Wrap em up with plastic wrap and keep em buried in ice, add ice as needed. Keep as cold as possible.
     

  3. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

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    A week is a long time to hold a fish on ice. They will hold much better if they are gutted. Cut the throat latch so the head will pivot and make a cut under the gills and remove the viscera. Pack the belly with some ice from the inside. None of the above will influence a skin mount.
     
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