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Shipping fresh caught fish?

Norfolk, Nebraska
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Shipping fresh caught fish?

Every year my huasband goes fishing for Walleye in Port Clinton. Every year it gets expensive to haul coolers of fish on the plane back home. Is there any type of business that will ship fish back home for the fisherman?

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1. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

I assume he is already using dry ice to keep cold. Why not just ship that ups or fedex? I'm pretty sure there is no rule against it.

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2. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

That's another problem. Where does a person find dry ice to buy in Port Clinton? Very hard to find.

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3. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

So you use regular ice to transport your fish? On the plane? Didn't think that was allowed.

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4. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

Yes have always used regular ice. Last year ran into problems with delayed flight and lost luggage (coolers). Ended up with not so cold fish and smelled a little funny. Plus the cost for extra check ins is sky rocketing.

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5. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

Sure would be nice for a business to clean, package and ship for a fisherman that dosn't want to spend time doing that.

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6. Re: Shipping fresh caught fish?

It's easy enough to do this yourself. Get a cooler. put an open trash bag inside it. Take bagged ice, put into smaller ziploc bags (freezer kind works best). Or you can also use "blue ice" the blue ice packs. Line the bottom of the trash bag (inside the cooler with a layer of small bags of ice, or blue ice. Wrap your fish appropriately (saran wrap, vaccum seal, more freezer bags). place on top of ice. Pue more bagged ice on top of fish. Tie up garbage bag. Top with bubble wrap. Close cooler lid, then secure top with packing tape (wrap it around the cooler a few times). Send it overnight shipping via FedEx or UPS. Will arrive at your house the following day, nice and cold.

Or you can contact Sandusky Ice/Polar Pure Distributors in Sandusky and ask about dry ice.

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