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Storing your catch #12705072
04/05/18 08:12 PM
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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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Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12705101
04/05/18 08:32 PM
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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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Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12705105
04/05/18 08:36 PM
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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
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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.

Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12705665
04/06/18 10:36 AM
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If I'm going for crappie I use a basket. Catfish I use a stringer.


Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12705666
04/06/18 10:37 AM
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Oh and if I take live bluegill as bait for cats, I take my basket for them.


Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12706790
04/07/18 07:57 AM
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I have an Engel 35 cooler with ice on the boat for keeping all things cold including my catch.


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Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12706922
04/07/18 09:41 AM
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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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Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12706953
04/07/18 09:57 AM
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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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Re: Storing your catch [Re: Sabot] #12712123
04/11/18 11:44 AM
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Small cooler for me. I keep a spare stringer for any extras.

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