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#12481126 - 10/27/17 11:31 AM Pssttt Can we talk live wells ?
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 413
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
How often do you clean your live wells ??
What do you use to clean them with?
What is best product for keeping fish alive in well?


And on a side note, do you ever clean your weigh-in bags ?
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#12481139 - 10/27/17 11:42 AM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Outlaw Outdoors Offline
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Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 250
Loc: East Texas
I try to clean out my live wells once a year after the shad spawn. I take it to the car wash. Spray the inside of the live well with some bleach type cleaner then wash it out real good. Rinse it out a couple times to be sure the bleach residue and smell is gone.
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#12481148 - 10/27/17 11:49 AM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2179
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Big Kahuna Fishing
How often do you clean your live wells ??
What do you use to clean them with?
What is best product for keeping fish alive in well?


And on a side note, do you ever clean your weigh-in bags ?


i never clean my LWs, but the best product for keeping fish alive in them is water and dissolved oxygen.

You can buy additives to help with the o2 carrying capacity and cool the water in hot weather but most of the year you don't need to add anything, just run the aerators.

I don't add anything unless i have a fish that is stressed from some sort of trauma from the catch like tongue hooked fish. In that case odds are against you whether you add anything or not.

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#12481150 - 10/27/17 11:49 AM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Chris G Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2148
Loc: Frisco, TX
I clean mine whenever it looks like it needs to be cleaned. However, I NEVER use chemicals of any kind. Simply not worth the risk. Just get a hose and a magic eraser then rinse it out real well. It will look brand new when you are done.
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#12481202 - 10/27/17 12:17 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3912
Loc: nederland, TX
Whenever I get home after having fish in one I just spray it out with the hose, wipe it down with a rag, and usually use the hose to flush out the lines going to and from the livewells incase there is trash in them.

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#12481255 - 10/27/17 01:04 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Dan A Offline
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 450
Loc: Cincinnati, Oh
All I do is open the lids so they dry out in between trips... If I find shad, crawfish or other body part I'll rinse with tap water when I get home... Dan

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#12481266 - 10/27/17 01:15 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22741
Loc: Rockwall, TX
VT-2 vents are the best thing for keeping them alive
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#12481272 - 10/27/17 01:23 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 526
I spray it out at the car wash every time I wash the boat (every 4/5 trip to the lake).

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#12481285 - 10/27/17 01:34 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
David Rush Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 1770
Loc: Lewisville
I clean them after every tournament with wet paper towels then leave the lids open to dry. Those that don’t clean are you not getting the shad, craw, other parts and [censored] out each use? Sounds nasty and not very good for your fish.
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#12481287 - 10/27/17 01:34 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5654
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I rinse mine with lake water 3-4 times a week.
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#12481308 - 10/27/17 01:59 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4356
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
1. I usually clean mine out after every use

2. I either use Dawn or Simple Green. Then wash it thoroughly with clean water. Don't use anything that is harsh.

3. I have TH Marine Oxygenators, so I use the G Juice that TH Marine offers. It's specially formulated for Oxygenators.



Edited by bigbass94 (10/27/17 02:00 PM)
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#12481382 - 10/27/17 03:20 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2550
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Never clean mine ,

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#12481414 - 10/27/17 03:54 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
BMCD Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4143
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Have also never cleaned mine, occasionally I reach in there to remove any shad or crawfish.

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#12481424 - 10/27/17 04:05 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
bradnitro175 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4869
Loc: Dallas,tx
Put some Dawn dish soap in there fill it up on the lake and run the pumps all day.problem solved

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#12481446 - 10/27/17 04:22 PM Re: Pssttt Can we talk live wells ? [Re: bradnitro175]
Tony_Wornick Offline
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Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 1494
Loc: McKinney
All that's ever in mine is water frown
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