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How many croaker? #13549333 05/07/20 09:07 PM
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Based on y'all's experience? What is your croaker stocking density in your bait wells? I've got a recirculate system and air bubbles plumbed into both bait wells & plan to use frozen water bottles to keep cool. How many per say 5 gallons of bait well space will stay alive all day?

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Maybe a dozen per 5 gallon, depending on the size. No need to use ice..just change out the water now and then. You may want to invest in an O2 system., ran on low setting.


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Croaker are running good size now so a dozen max for 5 gallons. The key to keeping bait alive isn't ice, 02 system, etc. It's fresh water. As long as you continously cycle fresh water through you're fine.


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Thank you guys for the input. Just out of curiosity, how many shrimp are y'all able to keep in the same scenario?

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Originally Posted by TyDaws
Thank you guys for the input. Just out of curiosity, how many shrimp are y'all able to keep in the same scenario?


A quart of shrimp will stay alive in a 1 gallon bait bucket all day long if you float that bait bucket in the water. But put them in a 5 gallon bucket in your truck bed and they could be dead before you drive 5 miles to your fishing spot.

As stated above, whatever your bait or concentration... keep new water circulating into your livewell.


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