ALL of our products contain dechlorinators, that includes
Catch And Release, Please Release Me, and our all of our
bait formulas. We recently reformulated the Catch And Release,
so it contains a very concentrated amount of ammonia remover
in addition to the dechlorinator. Go to the press release section
for more infomation on the new formulation.
3% hydrogen peroxide will QUICKLY elevate dissolved oxygen levels! These levels can be maintained for up to 10 hours with
temperature control. The safe dosage rate is 3oz of 3% hydrogen
peroxide per 10 gallons of water. I recommend getting a CHEAP
plastic measuring cup at the store. Store it in the boat!
If you don't know the water capacity of your livewell here is
the formula for square or rectangular tanks: multiply width times
height (all in feet) times the constant 7.5. The result will be
in gallons. For round or oval bait tanks, multiply the depth of the water in feet times the radius squared (radius is 1/2 the
width across the top of the tank) times 3.14, then multiply this
number by 7.5. The result will be in gallons. It is VERY IMPORTANT to know the capacity of your livewell or bait tank!
The dosage rate that we recommend is very safe, but if you double
that amount you run the risk of damaging or burning the gills of
the fish since peroxide is a STRONG OXIDIZER! More is NOT BETTER!
Ambient relates to air, as where water temps are measured at various depths,etc. If the surface water temps are 86F, there will be a pretty significant drop in temps at depths of 10ft, 20ft and so on. During the summer months we recommend livewell
temps between 68F and 76F depending on what depth the fish were
caught at. Never exceed 76F because of increased BOD and pathogens. Cooler water temps lower the metabolism and respiration of the fish, thus they consume less oxygen. A good
formula is to record surface water temps BEFORE sunrise and lower
livewell temps NO LOWER THAN 10F based on the pre dawn surface
temps. Even if surface temps are around 90F during the heat of the day, they will be several degrees lower before sunrise.
So if the pre dawn water temps are 85F then keep your livewell
at approximately 75F. Chances are the pre dawn temps are lower
than 85F. Generally this time of year in Texas you can safely
keep livewell temps around 70F to 75F without undue stress to the
fish. In the wild bass will travel to different temerature depths
to feed,etc, but in captivity they must rely upon the angler to
regulate their temperatures for them.
Sodium Chloride is a ESSENTIAL electrolyte, especially during
hard fights and summer months. On several occasions I have recommended that anglers use non iodized salt in addition to our
livewell formulas. It is that important! Bass will go into
osmoregulatory shock if the sodium (salt) levels in their bloodstream drop and is not replaced. Hope this info helps!