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#12705072 - 04/05/18 09:12 PM Storing your catch
Sabot Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 1547
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
How do you store your catch on your yak? Looking into a live well or cooler. I used to use a basket, which is ok. Came across a crate live well but I think it might be a little small. I fish crappie and whites. I like to keep them alive in case I don't have enough to take home.
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#12705101 - 04/05/18 09:32 PM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
nmartinez Offline
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 28
Loc: Temple,Tx
i use a stringer. if i make a decision to keep fish then no matter if its 1 or a limit ill take them home unless for some reason they are just super lively and i know they will survive. i carry far to much on the yak for a live well, its just a choice and what works for you.
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#12705105 - 04/05/18 09:36 PM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
Searsay Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Lewisville TX
depends on what style of fishing i'm doing - i either go with a basket or a stringer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JGU3OU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
or
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000BXIPY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Usually i use the stringer - but the basket works well when i'm targeting know spots for crappie and so not moving around a lot or moving fast.

The problem with a live well/cooler - depending on your kayak it can add a lot of weight and take a lot of room. That said if you have a nicer/larger kayak that isn't such a big deal.

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#12705665 - 04/06/18 11:36 AM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
spazm09 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2162
Loc: Dallas, Tx
If I'm going for crappie I use a basket. Catfish I use a stringer.
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#12705666 - 04/06/18 11:37 AM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2162
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Oh and if I take live bluegill as bait for cats, I take my basket for them.
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#12706790 - 04/07/18 08:57 AM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
Clay34 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 297
Loc: Wisconsin
I have an Engel 35 cooler with ice on the boat for keeping all things cold including my catch.
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#12706922 - 04/07/18 10:41 AM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
KQT Offline
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 1066
Loc: Dallas and Port A
Stringer for blue cats in the winter. Small igloo with ice other times. I practice if I don’t release it after catching it I keep it regardless if I only catch one. The exception might be a catfish caught in cold water, it might survive. I just don’t think any fish other than catfish will have a good chance of survival. Hot water = no chance.
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#12706953 - 04/07/18 10:57 AM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Rockport, TX
I use a Sam's Club insulated soft-side bag($6), lined with bubble-wrap(like window shield stuff), and use four frozen gel-packs, and my water bottle. I like not having ice-melt fill my bag up. A local lady works for a vet and gives away gel-packs and foam coolers. When I catch a fish I know I'm going to invite home for dinner, it goes in the bag. If it's a maybe, it goes on a stringer, till go-home time. IslandJim
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#12712123 - 04/11/18 12:44 PM Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot]
joebeasley Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 500
Loc: Lancaster, TX
Small cooler for me. I keep a spare stringer for any extras.
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