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Scoot

Mailing fish

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I'd like to send someone fish fillets from Fargo, ND to Nevada. How do I do it and know for sure that the fish will make it there in good shape?

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Styrofoam cooler and maybe some dry ice. How does Omaha steaks ship? That's the route I would go.

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Vacume (sp) sealed and packed in dry ice. Ship them overnight mail listed perishable. They Should make it in good shape.

Be even better if you froze them on your side first.

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I have never shipped fish but I have shipped some lefse. I froze it first then wrapped it in reflectix insulation until it was tight in the box. I also lined the inside of the box with a couple layers. After I got it completely packaged I put the whole box in the freezer until I took it to the post office. I shipped it priority, which took a few days to get to California. It was still almost completely frozen when it got there.

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Pack it as suggested but use FedEx or UPS to send it Priority Overnight.

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Send it to me Scoot, I'm hungry for some fish. It will cost less to ship as I am much closer.

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Send it to me Scoot, I'm hungry for some fish. It will cost less to ship as I am much closer.

I suppose that's true! LOL However, this poor guy doesn't have a walleye within many hundreds of miles of him, so I took pity on him. Given that you can probably get walleyes easier than me and will enjoy doing it, I'll send them to the poor bugger in Nevada!

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That works. Those eyes come tough for me as I am always chasing catfish on the Minnesota river but I would assume that I could take a day off the river and go after some bottom feeder eyes.

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$70!!! mad It cost me $70 to ship about a pound of walleye to Nevada!!!!!!!!!!!!! eeksickfrown I UPS'd it overnight and I picked the CHEAPEST of the overnight options. I very nearly walked out of the store with my fillets in hand, but they'd already packed up the fish in their packing and it was ready to go. I also had already told the recipient of the fish I was on my way to UPS to send it off. Oh well, lesson learned I guess... blush

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I sure hope that he is that good of a friend grin Cause that has to be some of the most expensive walleyes he will have ever eaten.

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One could have used the U.S. mail and used their Flat Rate box for about $6.00. Could have wrapped it up with a little dry ice and newspaper and I would bet it would have been just fine for 2 days.

If you went with their larger box, that would have added approx $3.00. I have had very good luck with shipping throughout the U.S. with the U.S. mail with their Proirity service.

Maybe I should not have said anything now after UPS got you. The U.S. mail priority service with their flat rate box is a very good way to ship for very little.

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Just curious where can you gets dry ice.

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Maybe I should not have said anything now after UPS got you.

Just salt in the wound now, HL. Oh well, next time I'll know better and I'll follow your suggestion to the T. Live and learn...

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$70 to ship a pound of fish. That seems wayup there. Last year I shipped 70 lbs of fish from Alaska via Fed Ex for $5.00 per pound and that included packing, freezing and the box. I'm going to check the price as we are going again in August.

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Vacume (sp) sealed and packed in dry ice. Ship them overnight mail listed perishable. They Should make it in good shape.

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