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We always keep them on a cooler of water or a live well. Toss in some ice for both to keep them cold and firm. Carry them in a bucket of water to the fish cleaning station.

They still get slimey though. Just not as bad as when you toss them in ice.
 

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I usually let the water out of my live well when I leave the ramp then stop and grab a bag of ice about 5 minutes down the road and ice them down for the ride home. I never noticed the extra slime from the ice until you just brought it up, but I would have to agree. I end up pulling them outta my live well and hosing them off real quick to deal with the slime before putting them in a separate bucket to take to my cleaning table
 

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Ice either kills or makes them lethargic enough to not have them flipping around. I usually rinse them to get rid of the slime when iced. If they are alive and flipping I knock them out with the back of fillet knife right behind the eyes.
 

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Keep alive, put in a bucket of clean water while cleaning them. The water helps the slime a bunch, if they are just in a dry bucket they are really slimy. If you've got a big bunch and they start getting slimy halfway through, just dump off slime water and add fresh to the bucket.
 

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Crappie aren’t so bad, but with cats and even walleye I cut the tail off when I’m loading the boat and throw them back in the full livewell. When I get home they’re bled out. Makes the filets nice and white and solves your flopping problem.
 
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