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#11024114 - 08/06/15 09:11 AM Kayak bait tank. Pics finally!
River Mongrel Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
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I finally had time to finish my bait tank on the kayak after a few designs with filters I gave up on them. I made one with an inline pump mounted on side of kayak just under water level,that pumps water straight to 15 gal tank complete with overflow holes i drilled to prevent just that... Overflow. Then when on the move over rocks ect I can drain tank down to a few inches of water with a 90 deg fitting on side(almost on) bottom of tank that has drain tube that has different level settings by use of a simple wire vertically installed(with adjustable bumps) to hold it at certain levels. From 15 gallons to 3 gal. I think this is best way to go. No isulation required or filter media to mess with. Pics to come. Its crude but i am looking for a better tank.Pics to come. I forgot to ask ...anyone have an idea to improve?


Edited by Lightnin Rod AKA River Mongrel (08/10/15 11:21 AM)
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#11025439 - 08/06/15 05:06 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
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Photos?

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#11025784 - 08/06/15 07:45 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: spazm09]
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Loc: Cleburne,Tx
wopics

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#11025943 - 08/06/15 08:41 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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Sorry guys I have to be at work to post pics. I'll have to wait till Monday . Unless someone wants me to send them via text message to you so you can post them for me..
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#11026132 - 08/06/15 10:28 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
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Work can wait! Let see some pictures. please do post when you have time.

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#11032529 - 08/10/15 11:01 AM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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and in action.

In first pic the short hose is for lowering level of water when on the move. I had a dozen gizzard shad and a few foot long drum in the tank all day with no problems. best part is no filter to mess with. self cleaning.worked flawlessly. just need a better tank. need an oblong tank for kayak stability. and caught some fish to!


Edited by Lightnin Rod AKA River Mongrel (08/10/15 11:25 AM)
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#11034194 - 08/10/15 09:39 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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Forgot to mention i uise a motorized wheelchair battery to power inline pump, lasts all day.Werker is brand of deep cycle . In case someone was wondering. Dousnt seem anyone wants to comment on it,LOL
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#11034296 - 08/10/15 10:20 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
stewage Offline
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Loc: Lake Dallas
Man that is awesome.

I just bought a cast net and started learning to cast -- specifically from the kayak, and now I'm in a situation of trying to figure out what to do with my shad after I net them.

How much does that thing weigh full of water though? Must be like paddling with a sack of bricks in the back, huh?

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#11034525 - 08/11/15 07:12 AM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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Its not bad. But I am going to cut about 6 inches off top of tank. Wind grabs it pretty good. I need a large diameter for large baits. Up to 15 inch gizzards.
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#11035368 - 08/11/15 01:25 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
stewage Offline
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Loc: Lake Dallas
This is just a case of my own ignorance, but how do you go about fishing with a 15 inch bait fish? And what kind of monster are you targeting with a fish bigger than most of my sand bass?

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#11035397 - 08/11/15 01:41 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
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I'll take some 15"ers!! Good cut bait for cats and gar

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#11035562 - 08/11/15 02:54 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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You might be suprised at how big a bait a 20 lber will eat.Most of the time however i use smaller baits though.


Edited by Lightnin Rod AKA River Mongrel (08/11/15 02:55 PM)
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#11037116 - 08/12/15 09:14 AM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
River Mongrel Offline
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Nobody has any suggestions to make it better? Either that or its so ugly everyone is laughing and feels sorry for my bait tank building skills. hehehe
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#11037563 - 08/12/15 12:40 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
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Almost forgot this is the inside of tank. The small circular base was for filter before i removed it.
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#11038117 - 08/12/15 05:24 PM Re: Kayak bait tank. [Re: River Mongrel]
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Registered: 12/02/12
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Loc: Cherokee County
Center of gravity too high.. might not notice it in flat conditions but you will when waves build. Be careful.
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