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hangemhigh:

--- Quote from: Arkangel on Dec 01, 2022, 12:01 PM ---...oh, I meant clean by standard fillet knife not battery or corded...

~ArkAngel

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Thast what I use too - I guess thats old school now - hahaha

bosco2:
Bleed 'em on the ice. Then  head 'em, gut em',  and keep them on ice. Finish the job when you get home.

WARRIOR_ON_ICE:
I have cleaned fish in motel rooms MANY MANY times now and have had zero negative contact by the motel staff. I am careful though and so should everyone be, about giving the motel a reason to charge you for an extra cleaning charge or other admonishments. Please see the to-do list below, and if you follow this you should not have any problemds

`1.) Keep the fish you are going to clean in your vehicle until you are ready to start cleaning them.
2.) Find the biggest table or desk surface in the motel room for your operation.
3.) Bring plenty of old newspaper and plastic garbage bags, and quart or even gallon  ziploc bags for your fillets on your trip. The plastic bags especially, because usually the lobbies of motels have local free newspapers that you can take to clean fish on if you don't bring your own.
4.) Line the table or desk completely with the newspaper.
5.) After all the fish are cleaned, make sure to wrap up the newspaper and I always stuff it into the garbage bags I bring AND PUT IT IN MY CAR - DON'T THROW IT AWAY IN THE MOTEL'S TRASH AS THIS COULD DRAW ATTENTION
6.) Get down on your hands and knees to look for scales and fish parts on the floor when you are done.
7.) Bring a can of deodorant spray, and spray the room liberally right before you check out in case you believe there are lingering fish odors. I do this but honestly I don't think it is necessary because fresh fish do not have odor, cleran them the same day they are caught and no problem
8.) Depending on the outdoor temperature where you are staying, and whether you want your cleaned fish to be frozen or to remain unfrozen until you get home with them, always watch the Weather channel before turning in for the night at the motel, and depending on what they are predicting for an overnight low temp will dictate whether you put the ziploc bags of fish in your car overnight or in the motel refrigerator.
9.) To keep the minnows alive in your bait bucket, change out the water with cold tap water before turning in for the night. If the outside temp is going to drop to below around 25 degrees, don't keep the bait bucket in your car, instead keep it in the bathtub of the room but add a bunch of ice cubes from the motel's ice machine or else the water may get too warm and kill all the minnows overnight.

filetandrelease:
 Your allowed 2 days possession in NY ,but your allowed a limit a day  another option Iíve used is put snow in the bucket  or grain bag  with fish , bury in a snow bank they wonít freeze , or knock off fillets out on the ice and dump carcasses down the hole , just make sure your at least a 100í from shore , thatís also the law
 If You have any questions call officer Jeff Hull he is on that end of the lake ,
 315-405-6576 ,
 
 

WARRIOR_ON_ICE:

--- Quote from: filetandrelease on Dec 02, 2022, 04:05 AM --- Your allowed 2 days possession in NY ,but your allowed a limit a day  another option Iíve used is put snow in the bucket  or grain bag  with fish , bury in a snow bank they wonít freeze , or knock off fillets out on the ice and dump carcasses down the hole , just make sure your at least a 100í from shore , thatís also the law
 If You have any questions call officer Jeff Hull he is on that end of the lake ,
 315-405-6576 ,

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Filetandrelease, the regs. say you should not be disposing of fish waste in the water, so putting it down the hole in the ice is a violation of that. The 100 feet from shore reg. means you need to be at least that far from shore when you dispose the waste in the other direction - on the land.

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