I have four freezers and there all full. I eat like its my last meal.!!!!
If I don't get to fish before our annual YMCA Adventure Guides campout Nov. 9th I could use a couple bags of fillets. It would be going to a good cause, Kapn!!!
They're gonna go bad anyway when the dollar collapses soon, the power grid goes down... We need to eat them NOW!
I dont keep alot of fish I should. To each there own. If you have alot of people to feed, or a fish fry in plans, thats fine. Personally, I will not keep fish if I have fish in the freezer. I do not like fish frozen for more then 2 weeks. I have my own regs on my boat. Reds, 22"-27". Trout, 17"-+. Flounder, 16" +. But thats just me. I keep what I need for a few meals. I know I will be out again and catch more for table fair. Im not hating, just looking out for the future
I guess it's a matter of perspective I don't keep any reds or trout or flounder under 16"
My rule outside of standard regulations is "don't waste it" and freezing it is not wasting it. I put plenty of fish in the freezer for future use. Not like I have a chest freezer full or anything, but if you store it properly it is fine for a very long time. I don't get out enough to have the luxury of fresh fish all the time, so if I am lucky enough to have a great day, the freezer gets replenished. When I lived on a creek I never froze anything because I could paddle out at any given time and come home with fresh fish, but those were the good ol' days. Now I'm lucky if I get out twice a month.
If I don't get offshore this weekend and see if the gags have moved in, I'll be scouting around in the Grady for my first doormat too!
Do you think the will be as thick around the nearshore wrecks and reefs?