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#12257278 - 05/22/17 12:46 PM Livewell treatments
AvidOutdoors7 Offline

Registered: 04/18/16
Posts: 151
If yall have a recommended treatment for when your putting fish in the livewell to keep them alive tell me, and also how much should you put in there?
just an avid outdoorsman

#12257308 - 05/22/17 01:00 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
bassmanrudy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 970
Loc: Bossier City, LA
i use the "catch and release calming livewell additive" stuff at bass pro. one capful is all that's needed. you get lots of bubbles and kinda of a greenish tint to the water but fish are always frisky and good to go at day's end.

**sorry I entered it wrong. my phone only showed me some of them and didn't think that was the one I use!

Edited by bassmanrudy (05/22/17 01:05 PM)
Edit Reason: wrong product!
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#12257314 - 05/22/17 01:03 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18616
Loc: NRH, TX
I've always been a big fan of Sure Life products. Catch and release for regular live well treatment, and please release me for injured fish. A couple of capfuls will typically do it as far as live wells go. If you deep hook a fish take the please release me mix it up into a paste and apply the paste to the bleeding area.

#12257315 - 05/22/17 01:03 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 48061
Loc: Houston, TX
Catch-N-Release and Please Release Me. If it's not from Sure-Life Labs, I won't use it.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#12257324 - 05/22/17 01:08 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
RedRanger Online   content
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 24116
Loc: Frisco, Texas
If it like below 70 degrees I don't put anything

Once it warms up I use Sure Life Please Release Me

#12257372 - 05/22/17 01:35 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
LvilleLrat Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 5682
Loc: Corinth, TX (Denton)
Please Release Me or Catch and Release from Sure Life. Fill the live wells away from the launch area and add Sure Life. Keep livewells on recirculate. If you change the water mid day add more Sure Life. Add ice in warmer months and use a floating pool thermometer to keep livewell water temp around 70 degrees. Go to for more info on fish care.

Edited by LvilleLrat (05/22/17 01:36 PM)
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#12257452 - 05/22/17 02:22 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 749
Loc: Denton TX
Yep sure life products 100%.
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#12257484 - 05/22/17 02:40 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
sandman79 Offline

Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 71
Loc: tyler,tx
used please release me for years and highly recommend it. I put a cap full in each live well with aerator on timed and oxygenator on and never think twice.

#12257553 - 05/22/17 03:32 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: sandman79]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22929
Loc: Bedford, TX
David Short

#12257556 - 05/22/17 03:36 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 6279
Loc: The Colony, TX
I have always used Sure life products but I have switched over to G Juice this year and must say I haven't had a single issue with fish care.
Pat Leach

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#12257699 - 05/22/17 05:24 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4355
Loc: nederland, TX
Water from the lake and oxygen. During the summer I might rub some sure life on a bleeder to stop that. I have noticed that just good lake water that gets replenished frequently does better than anything else

#12257946 - 05/22/17 08:19 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
TravisRage Offline

Registered: 04/04/17
Posts: 52
Loc: New York
Please release me helps me release all my fish alive! Big fan!

#12258052 - 05/22/17 09:18 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
fosterfence Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 246
Loc: Kingwood,TX
Don't forget to put on recirculate while using it, adding fresh water ever 30-45 minutes. And hydrogen peroxide is like adding straight oxygen

#12258074 - 05/22/17 09:28 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
dld0007 Offline

Registered: 04/30/10
Posts: 106
Loc: Denton, TX
Catch-n-release is awesome! I had a 6 pounder eat a 2.5 Squarebill to his gills. I was sick as I just knew he was going to die on us. Bleeding like crazy. Had catch-n-release in the livewell and sprinkled a little where he was bleeding and he was good as gold at weigh in 4 hours later. You could see how it coagulated the blood. I was able to pull the blood out of the livewell. It was just crazy how fast it sealed him up. Great stuff!!

#12258107 - 05/22/17 09:44 PM Re: Livewell treatments [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
Captain Chunk Offline

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 374
Loc: The Hilltop
Catch and Release gets put in the livewell. Please Release Me gets put on injured fish. Also keep a large bottle of hydrogen peroxide on board as well. In the heat of the summer I'll add ice. Use a floating rubber ducky pool thermometer to help monitor the temperature.

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