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#11636412 - 05/30/16 09:15 PM Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2094
Loc: Midlothian, TX
As soon as the water temp gets 75 or above I like to start bringing my cooler with ice on the boat. The Fish Hit The ice right away. Thinking about getting the 65qt RTIC cooler. What kind of cooler do you guys use? Also what size for a 2 man limit with ice? Thanks...
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#11636424 - 05/30/16 09:18 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
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I use a 48 quart with block ice....
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#11636428 - 05/30/16 09:19 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
Jacob Offline
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Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 16181
Loc: Deep East Tx
I hate having a big cooler in the boat. I'll bring a couple of frozen 2 liter bottles or milk jugs with me. Set them on one side of the livewell and just keep recirculating the water throughout the day. It keeps the water quite cool.
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#11636497 - 05/30/16 10:03 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3998
Loc: Longview, Tx
I use two frozen 2 liter bottles in a 48 qt cooler. It will hold a 3 man limit unless they are all toads. I have a 65 qt RTIC for drinks and food under the leaning post and it is the best cooler on the market for your $$$. My fish aren't good enough for a $$$ cooler. They get the old ones.

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#11638046 - 05/31/16 03:23 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2462
Loc: E Texas
Man my fish go in $1 garage sale coolers!!! Your fish are gonna ride in style Gonzz!!! thumb

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#11640880 - 06/01/16 05:02 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 119
Loc: WilCo
I use a 38 qt with a one gallon frozen jug of water. I carry a smaller separate cooler for drinks.

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#11641044 - 06/01/16 06:18 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: Gonzz]
fish n fool Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 557
Loc: Travis County,Texas
As you can see there is no correct answer other than what works for you. I personally use one of the cube shaped coolers not sure of the #qts. I mainly use it because it is taller, easier to reach from my chair on the front deck, dont have to leave my chair, and it takes up less floor space. But the correct answer is what ever works best for your setup.
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#11641305 - 06/01/16 08:06 PM Re: Keeping your crappie in the boat in hot weather [Re: fish n fool]
SlabHappy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1201
Originally Posted By: fish n fool
As you can see there is no correct answer other than what works for you. I personally use one of the cube shaped coolers not sure of the #qts. I mainly use it because it is taller, easier to reach from my chair on the front deck, dont have to leave my chair, and it takes up less floor space. But the correct answer is what ever works best for your setup.


That's the one I use for my drinks. Perfect size for me. Other one required too much ice. My fish just go in the livewell. Summertime, I try to get out early, and home by noon. It keeps me not too sunburned and the wife not too pissed, so I can do it the next weekend.

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