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#11143858 - 10/03/15 09:11 PM Foam in bait tank???
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Years ago when I fished for Stripers with live shad we added something to the water to keep the foam down. I remember it worked but don't remember what it was. Any suggestions?
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#11143887 - 10/03/15 09:25 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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I use rock salt and coffe creamer. They sell some "Shad Keeper", it is blue and works well. It is pretty pricey though. I keep some of each in the boat.
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#11143897 - 10/03/15 09:35 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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#11144063 - 10/04/15 12:22 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Shad Keeper is a great investment. It takes far less than it calls for. I mix Shad Keeper with stock salt. About 10 parts stock salt to 1 part Shad Keeper. It's not too expensive and lasts. I fish all day and never have any baits die. Keep Alive Pumps work great as well. I just installed a Keep Alive on each of my boats bait tanks and now I don't carry the other bait tanks any more.
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#11144065 - 10/04/15 12:23 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Also the Shad Keeper will keep the foam from being a problem. But as mentioned above, coffee creamer will work.
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#11144161 - 10/04/15 07:21 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: CenTexan]
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CenTex, did you just remove the factory recirc pum and put the keep alive in their place? I have debated about trying that. I have a bait tank I carried in my old boat with a Keep Alive and it worked very good. The new boat has got the max air Venturi on its built in tanks, and it works pretty well, but not as well as the keep alive IMO. It will keep Gizzards all day long, but Threadfins last about 6 hours and get sluggish and die quickly on the hook. I'm wanting to get away from the extra bait tank hassle.
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#11144319 - 10/04/15 09:49 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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In a pinch coffee creamer will work so-so....bit Foam Off is what u want and they sell it at bass pro and academy. Orange and White bottle.
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#11144862 - 10/04/15 04:16 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: TCK73]
CenTexan Offline
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Originally Posted By: TCK73
CenTex, did you just remove the factory recirc pum and put the keep alive in their place? I have debated about trying that. I have a bait tank I carried in my old boat with a Keep Alive and it worked very good. The new boat has got the max air Venturi on its built in tanks, and it works pretty well, but not as well as the keep alive IMO. It will keep Gizzards all day long, but Threadfins last about 6 hours and get sluggish and die quickly on the hook. I'm wanting to get away from the extra bait tank hassle.


I left the factory pumps in place. I used the pumps Keep Alive makes that install externally. They work great. Factory pump fills and Keep Alive aerates. You can add fresh water as needed with factory pump. They are great for shad.
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#11145149 - 10/04/15 06:28 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
skeeter175 Offline
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Ernest I guess you are getting old,cant even remember which forum you are supposed to be in LOL,I guess you need that live well to keep your soft plastics alive.

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#11145519 - 10/04/15 08:58 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Actually it's my Crappie that I want to keep alive. This forum has more shad fishermen on it so I decided to post here. Now if I can remember what I wanted to know ?????
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#11145540 - 10/04/15 09:04 PM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Throw 4-5 handfuls of ice in there too.
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#11146294 - 10/05/15 09:16 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
sassyman (hubbard guide) Offline
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Loc: garland, tx
i use foam away its in pool supply at wal-mart or a pool store .use about a cap full works all day.it doesn't color your tank.
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#11146457 - 10/05/15 11:04 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
JRR Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Loc: Collinsville, Tx,
good call on the pool supply or Walmart, probably a lot cheaper than the "fishing" foam kill, never thought of that

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#11146484 - 10/05/15 11:29 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: sassyman (hubbard guide)]
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Originally Posted By: sassyman (hubbard guide)
i use foam away its in pool supply at wal-mart or a pool store .use about a cap full works all day.it doesn't color your tank.


This is what I use as well. Lot cheaper than the other "fish" stuff.

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#11149967 - 10/07/15 09:09 AM Re: Foam in bait tank??? [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Foam off is what I use to keep the foam off.

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