Keeping Mackeral for a few days.

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Keeping Mackeral for a few days.

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Mackerel for bait. Is it better to keep them on Ice for three days, or freeze them if they are going to be used later in the week?
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If you do freeze it, cut it into the pieces that you are going to use first and remove as much moisture as possible with a paper towel first. If its only a few days I'd stick with the fridge or ice-chest. Pat down with a paper towel every day or two. I used to save macks for shark bait when I was a kid fishing off the pier, now it just doesn't seem worth the hassle. best thing would be to find a reliable source to buy bait from.
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Fresh over frozen if you can
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Toss them in a ziplock bag and throw them in the freezer, catfish will find it eventually if you're not in the same area saturated with other "non-lake" stench
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