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how long is ok to fillet

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I have a 3 bass that due to circumstances beyond my control I was not able to fillet for around 48 hours after they were caught they were in the fridge in a large bowl of water from within a hour of when they were caught till they were filleted I hate to waste and kill somthing with out eating it with a passion but i reallly need to know if these will still be safe to eat or not the gills were all still a faint pink if that means anything never had to leave a fish that long if i was keeping it so i am just not sure in this case what i should do with them any help would be much appreciated

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I've kept fish in the freezer or in snow for days and never had a problem. Although I did have northern fillets turn red but they tasted fine.

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It is safe if you cook it. Whether it will taste good is another question. Are the fillets firm? Do they smell bad? If they are mushy and smell bad I wouldn't eat them.

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After you fillet them, soak them in whole milk for 24 hours before eating. This should get rid of the real "FISSHY" FLAVOR of them

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I've kept fish in the freezer or in snow for days and never had a problem. Although I did have northern fillets turn red but they tasted fine.

now i am assuming you mean before filleting them ??? and mine were in the fridge sounds like the general consensus is they should be ok as long as they are still firm fillets which they all seemed to be pretty firm not a much stronger oder then normal i would say so whewwwww think it sounds like we can eat them yet lol thanks a bunch .....I just hate to waste a good fish with a passion so glad to hear this

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