texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
boatless_newbie, SLWes, Bowman79, dirtyhooker2019, Royal Yachts Dubai
109720 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,450
hopalong 79,215
Pilothawk 77,912
John175® 70,614
JDavis7873® 67,394
Derek 🐝 61,948
Tritonman 58,515
Mark Perry 55,388
LoneStarSon® 54,919
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics742,160
Posts15,317,453
Members109,720
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Keeping shad alive on the yak #12737014
04/30/18 08:50 PM
04/30/18 08:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,773
Lubbock
J
JailFisherman Offline OP
Extreme Angler
JailFisherman  Offline OP
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,773
Lubbock
So, Im going to be moving to Glendale AZ this upcoming summer. So my love for blue cats is going to need to get replaced with something new... So Im planning on trying to start catching striper because lake Pleasant is supposedly full of em. I know live shad trumps just about everything when it comes to striper, which brings the question of keeping them alive in the yak.

So who has some ideas for a bait tank to keep some shad alive for a couple of hours in the yak?

Last edited by JailFisherman; 04/30/18 08:51 PM.

Don't Run before you know your walk
AKA Teenfisherman
You can't fix stupid, but you can cuff it
Re: Keeping shad alive on the yak [Re: JailFisherman] #12738278
05/01/18 06:07 PM
05/01/18 06:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 282
Lewisville TX
S
Searsay Offline
Angler
Searsay  Offline
Angler
S

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 282
Lewisville TX
So i have yet to do a full test of it on my kayak w/ bait (but did baitless run w/ it) - but i did test it from my porta-bote with bait and it worked like a charm. I picked up a Lindy Bait Tamer from amazon - basically a stiff mesh bag w/ weights on the bottom and floats on the top. I throw it over the side attached to the anchor trolley when i have to move (since that lets me throw it to the back of the kayak to be more in line and not pull the kayak to one side). It does add a bit of drag but not a huge ammount. FYI i don't trust the velcro - tied paracord to the sew'n on attachments and use that instead of the velcro handle.

The nice thing is that the 5gallon one will fit w/ about 1/2 inch to spare all around in a 5 gallon bucket - when i used it in my porta-bote i had my 5 gallon bucket w/ a re-circulating pump and would drop it in there when i moved around... and then put it back overboard when i did drifts/drops. shad WILL gunk up the mesh w/ scales but it can just be rinsed out when you empty it.

I have though of converting a 5 gallon bucket to a full circulation setup using a small bilge pump that can be suctioned on the side of the kayak... but have tried to stay away from that due to the weight it adds.

Last edited by Searsay; 05/01/18 06:10 PM.
Re: Keeping shad alive on the yak [Re: JailFisherman] #12738718
05/01/18 11:13 PM
05/01/18 11:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,773
Lubbock
J
JailFisherman Offline OP
Extreme Angler
JailFisherman  Offline OP
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,773
Lubbock
Appreciate it! Good tips and ideas right there. I'll probably end up doing some sort of rig up with a 5 gallon bucket because I know shad will kill themselves in the corners of box coolers


Don't Run before you know your walk
AKA Teenfisherman
You can't fix stupid, but you can cuff it
Re: Keeping shad alive on the yak [Re: JailFisherman] #12739116
05/02/18 02:36 AM
05/02/18 02:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 282
Lewisville TX
S
Searsay Offline
Angler
Searsay  Offline
Angler
S

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 282
Lewisville TX
i wonder if a flat-back 5 gallon bucket might work better in a kayak - no sharp corners but you have at least one flat side to mount it against your crate or chair a little more solidly. biggest issue i can see is a lid - but a quick google shows they do have them...

might have to pick one up once my current bucket dies - just because it would work better in the porta-bote.

Re: Keeping shad alive on the yak [Re: JailFisherman] #12739441
05/02/18 12:52 PM
05/02/18 12:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,271
Stephenville, TX
R
RealBigReel Offline
Extreme Angler
RealBigReel  Offline
Extreme Angler
R

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,271
Stephenville, TX
My current kayaks are custom built but I did something similar in my Cobra Navigator. Put the fresh water pump down the scupper behind the seat in the Navigator.
Currently I have a 5 gallon bait tank (6 gallon bucket) behind the seat in my kayak HYBRID and the fresh water intake is between the seat and the tank, just in front of the FF transducer. I use a 12 volt 500 GPM pump running at 6 volts so it actually pumps something less than 500 GPM. I don't use any chemicals. Fresh water intake only. Seems to work fairly well. I have fished some rather long days with decent sized live shad.



RealBigReel
My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.
Re: Keeping shad alive on the yak [Re: JailFisherman] #12743504
05/04/18 08:41 PM
05/04/18 08:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 9,694
S
swalker9513 Offline
TFF Celebrity
swalker9513  Offline
TFF Celebrity
S

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 9,694
Originally Posted By: JailFisherman
So, Im going to be moving to Glendale AZ this upcoming summer. So my love for blue cats is going to need to get replaced with something new... So Im planning on trying to start catching striper because lake Pleasant is supposedly full of em. I know live shad trumps just about everything when it comes to striper, which brings the question of keeping them alive in the yak.

So who has some ideas for a bait tank to keep some shad alive for a couple of hours in the yak?


santa cruz has a bait tank for your kayak.


[Linked Image]
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1