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#11017499 - 08/03/15 04:35 PM Bait Tank
txfour Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 10130
Loc: Jack County
Anyone built one like this? Headed to the store and gonna build one to see how it does. It will have to keep them alive longer than my live well.

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#11017676 - 08/03/15 05:58 PM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
kerr dog Offline
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Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 66
I have and it works great on minnows on the hottest days of the summer. Mine has a wooden lid made of marine plywood. It will keep shad iced down all night if I don't have minnows in it. Build it you want regret it.

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#11017931 - 08/03/15 07:42 PM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
txfour Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 10130
Loc: Jack County
Decided to go with this instead. Would have cost me about as much to build one and with the travel I am doing right now, freeing up time is a good thing.

http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Metal-PBC-1...saver+10+gallon
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#11019111 - 08/04/15 10:42 AM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
benp Offline
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Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 973
Loc: Addison
if there is no good filter it will be for not, at least that is my experience.


Edited by benp (08/04/15 10:43 AM)
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#11019896 - 08/04/15 03:37 PM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1551
Loc: Kaufman
I have an older Igloo water cooler I use with just a bubble maker in it. It will keep a few lbs of minnows nice and frisky all day long. Without a pump recirculating water, shad won't last long if there's very many it. Better than a 5gal bucket with nothing though. I plan on putting a pump on it with a good filter, just haven't had to have it yet.
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#11019963 - 08/04/15 03:58 PM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
nitro blue mike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/24/11
Posts: 36
Loc: Corsicana,TX
Has anyone ever converted a livewell on a center console into a bait tank that would keep shad alive successfully?

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#11020295 - 08/04/15 06:27 PM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
liketofishalot Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 661
Loc: Burleson, tx
You can buy plastic sheets at lowes and convert anything that's square into an oval
Had a rectangle cooler, one of the big ones, and put the sheets on both ends inside and made it an oval
Put a circulation pump in and put a 2" piece of pvc in line on the discharge hose
Pvc pipe about 8" long with screw on fittings bushed down to the size of the hose
Fill the pipe with pillow stuffing from hobby lobby
Replace the pillow stuffing every 4-6 hours after its clogged up with shad nastiness
From the effluent side of the filter go to a suction cup spray bar attached to top of cooler for aeration
Worked fantastiC
I have a gray line tank now that a good friend donated to my cause
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#11021670 - 08/05/15 10:06 AM Re: Bait Tank [Re: txfour]
HolyGrail Offline
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Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 372
Loc: Little Elm
Originally Posted By: txfour
Decided to go with this instead. Would have cost me about as much to build one and with the travel I am doing right now, freeing up time is a good thing.

http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Metal-PBC-1...saver+10+gallon


Good luck. That will not keep shad alive for very long.
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#11024525 - 08/06/15 11:41 AM Re: Bait Tank [Re: liketofishalot]
River Mongrel Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 1381
Originally Posted By: liketofishalot
You can buy plastic sheets at lowes and convert anything that's square into an oval
Had a rectangle cooler, one of the big ones, and put the sheets on both ends inside and made it an oval
Put a circulation pump in and put a 2" piece of pvc in line on the discharge hose
Pvc pipe about 8" long with screw on fittings bushed down to the size of the hose
Fill the pipe with pillow stuffing from hobby lobby
Replace the pillow stuffing every 4-6 hours after its clogged up with shad nastiness
From the effluent side of the filter go to a suction cup spray bar attached to top of cooler for aeration
Worked fantastiC
I have a gray line tank now that a good friend donated to my cause
This!
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