Perhaps I kept it to give to someone who requested a trout and never delivered. Perhaps I hooked it deep and it died. Regardless, thanks to vacuum-seal technology, I'm sure this trout would be almost as tasty as the day it was caught, and because of vacuum-sealing, a fish lost in the back of the ice box isn't such a big deal. But I vividly remember the days of plastic wrap and tin foil. Leave some fillets wrapped in these materials in the freezer for more than a month, and the contents were worthy only of becoming fertilizer.