Fish are packed in plastic bags with oxygen, water and foam boxes. The fish will last 24 hours on oxygen when packaged this way.
When at your dam or tank float the bag for 5 minutes in the water, open the bag and add some of the dam water to the bag until it is half full. Leave the bag for another 5 minutes then release the fish from the bag.
Do this in the shade if possible and add the cooler water from the deeper water in the dam, not the hot surface water.