Summer is the perfect time of year for fishing with family and friends. One of the struggles that everyone faces is getting the fish from the sea to their dinner plate, without it spoiling or getting less-than-fresh. Dry ice is a great tool for keeping fresh fish fresh throughout the journey from sea to table. Here are some of the many benefits of dry ice for fishing.
Use Dry Ice for Your Fishing Trip
You can purchase dry ice in a variety of forms to flash-freeze your fish as you take them out of the river. Traditional ice blocks or ice cubes leave behind frost or freezer burn on fish. As a result, once the fish thaws it has a mushy texture that is anything but appetizing. Dry ice doesn’t leave behind any freezer burn, so the fish that you take home will be delicious and just like they were when you fished them out. To bring along dry ice on your next fishing trip, gather a cooler, tinfoil or newspaper, and protective gloves for safe handling.
Keep Your Fish Fresh with Dry Ice
To keep fish fresh on your next fishing trip:
- Place a thin layer of dry ice in the bottom of a well-insulated cooler. At the deepest point, the dry ice should only be a couple inches high.
- Cover the layer of dry ice with tinfoil or newspaper to prevent the fish from making direct contact with the surface of the dry ice, which will freeze them too quickly.
- Place each fish on top of the cover in the cooler as you catch them.
- Ensure that you keep the cooler cracked, as dry ice sublimates and turns into gas as it melts.
- Once you arrive home, thaw the fish or place it directly in your freezer.
Dry Ice for All of Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.