Soaking fish in Salt Water?

Since I have been a kid, after I fillet fish I have thrown the fillets in a bowl of salt water for a day or 2.  Done it cause my dad did and really never asked questions.  Heard it draws out the blood but just curious how many of you or if any of you soak fish before freezing them?

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We do it with all our fish . soak them over night , rinse and freeze

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Same here. I have even done milk the night before we cook em up for people that don't like that really fishy taste..... as weird as it sounds

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 I got all my geese from this morning soaking in salt water right now. I have never done it with fish tho. 

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 I've never used saltwater but always soak my fillets overnight in ice water... Seems to do the trick

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 I do it with all my fish and pheasant.

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The saltwater thing for drawing blood out is kind of a misnomer, the best excuse for soaking in saltwater is to kill off bacteria on your meat, fish, whatever. 

It also helps ensure you get your daily dose of sodium.  Just in case you suffer from low blood pressure.

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Lol...

I do this salt bath with all fish and birds. And so far my blood pressure is holding its own

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 The rare time I manage to catch a fish, it doesn't even slow down till it hits the pan or grill!  It doesn't,t collect 200 dollars, either!  

I often soak grouse or doves overnight in brine, but I never really know why, either.  I,m a sheep, I guess.

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Have never soaked my fish in anything before freezing them. Then again I only really eat walleye and perch. May have to try it with my salmon this year.

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I use salt and milk bath and it makes for a nice mild flavor with any wild game or fish.  Even your upscale restaurants that serve pheasant or quail will do this to reduce any wild taste.

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