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To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? #13464503 03/08/20 10:25 PM
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I bought a dozen minnows Friday two of them have died already thought I was going to go fishing this weekend that didn't happen but I'm supposed to go to tawakoni Thursday my question is should I try to keep them alive that long or am I better off just freezing them before they die ?

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Re: To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? [Re: Catfanman] #13464557 03/08/20 11:00 PM
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I put them in water with aerator. It's only 10 minnows so I would not spend to much time trying to save them.

Re: To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? [Re: Catfanman] #13464632 03/09/20 12:03 AM
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They should keep, but no telling how long they were at the bait stand...live minnows are usually better than dead for crappie...


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Re: To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? [Re: Catfanman] #13464770 03/09/20 01:53 AM
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try a styrofoam container and non city water

Re: To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? [Re: Catfanman] #13465111 03/09/20 12:57 PM
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This time of year they should keep. Put you a tree branch in a bucket with the aerator in it.



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Re: To freeze or not to freeze live minnows ? [Re: Catfanman] #13466158 03/10/20 10:08 AM
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I made a deal with a marina once to stick their dead bait in the freezer for my catfish habit. I tried to pay them for the dead ones but they donated them to me. I caught lots of cats on the dead minnows . The marina is no longer in operation or I would mention their name. Was real nice that they provided the bait they could not sale to a retired and close to broke old dude.

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