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#12661132 - 03/06/18 03:30 PM Keeping Minnows
marschall Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 895
Loc: Venus Texas
Since we have a slip at the marina and a lake house we got tired of buying minnows and letting them go after fishing . This is my home made minnow vat I made out o

f a 33 gallon plastic drum . A Walmart double pump and filter keeps them for weeks with out a problem .
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#12661143 - 03/06/18 03:40 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
sae Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 251
Loc: cedar hill tx.
Good job.

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#12661148 - 03/06/18 03:44 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
smove Offline
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Registered: 02/09/12
Posts: 165
Loc: Forney, TX
That should work.

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#12661170 - 03/06/18 04:06 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
LTC Realty Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
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Loc: Oak Point, TX
Nice!
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#12661219 - 03/06/18 04:50 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
Sirjet Offline
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Loc: Duncanville
Awesome. But this time of the year minnows keep for a good while. How would it stand up against the Texas Heat this Summer? I really need to know. If you can keep them cool. That is a perfect Live Well.
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#12661233 - 03/06/18 04:58 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: Sirjet]
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: Sirjet
Awesome. But this time of the year minnows keep for a good while. How would it stand up against the Texas Heat this Summer? I really need to know. If you can keep them cool. That is a perfect Live Well.
yep
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#12661239 - 03/06/18 05:09 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: TroyKing]
marschall Offline
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Loc: Venus Texas
I have had it about 5 years now and as long as it is kept inside my garage it keeps them pretty well . I make sure to keep a couple of windows open . Once it got just stupid hot last year and I did loose a few , then I froze a 2.5 gallon milk jug with water and put it in the vat .I usually keep around 3 dozen at a time .
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#12661247 - 03/06/18 05:17 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 453
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Nice job.

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#12661294 - 03/06/18 05:47 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: BAIT956]
SlabWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 1345
Loc: Carrollton
I'd recommend that you place a heavy grate over it or you will lose a bunch to herons, ducks and possibly coons! Had a tank on my dock at Ray Roberts,
and would occasionally have a snake in there eeks

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#12661449 - 03/06/18 07:41 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
McDye Offline
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Registered: 11/15/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Little Rock, AR
very nice setup

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#12661468 - 03/06/18 07:53 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
wooddiver Offline
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Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 84
Loc: Central Texas
I put them in my gold fish pond and scoop them out when I'm ready to fish. You can get a cheap pond pump that plugs in to the wall and will last for ever.

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#12661623 - 03/06/18 09:20 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2551
Loc: Mesquite TX
I have a 15 gallon bucket I keep in my sunroom during the spring to keep my minnows. I fish so often this time of year that it makes sense to keep them instead of giving them away. I change the water once a week and they last forever. I use to keep them on the deck until some possums found out how to get to them. I hit the lake by 5 AM so getting them at the bait shop before a trip is a no go.

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#12661751 - 03/06/18 11:26 PM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
slabcrazy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 83
very nice setup

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#12661809 - 03/07/18 05:45 AM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
ConwayFishy Offline
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Registered: 02/26/18
Posts: 52
Loc: Northeast Texas
^^^^^^^This^^^^^^^ is how I know you are country as a turnip green. Nice work. Quality engineering.
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#12661830 - 03/07/18 06:16 AM Re: Keeping Minnows [Re: marschall]
marschall Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 895
Loc: Venus Texas
Just keep it simple and it usually works well LOL . The good part about the barrel is if you use the bottom half it already has a half inch pipe fitting you can use as a drain .
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