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Shad Bait Tank #13566700 05/21/20 08:52 PM
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Considering a bait tank for shad, already have a 6ft castnet. What's a good budget option?

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Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13566944 05/22/20 12:49 AM
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To save some money on a shad bait tank, I bought everything to copy this tank exactly and ended up spending about $250. If you are not handy with the tools, you can just buy one already made from the link provided for $390 plus shipping. This tank seems to work for me but I only used it 3 times so far. It is not insulated. After I finished building mine last year, I found couple of post on TFF for grayline tanks for $300 which are insulated. I think there is a recent classified post selling a grayline tank for $300. If I could do it again, I would have waited for the used grayline tanks. I usually don't fish with shad much. And summer time, I don't fish that long in the hot sun so hopefully this moeller tank I made will meet my needs. If you are a hardcore live bait guy, wait for a used grayline.

https://stripersoup.com/wpress/bait-tanks/#!/Striper-Soup-Moeller-M-26F/p/41253126/category=6630113

Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13567449 05/22/20 02:01 PM
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Thanks. These plastic tanks seem wildly overpriced for what they are. We built out first one, looks like we might build the 2nd one too.

Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13567499 05/22/20 02:41 PM
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Bite the Bullet and buy a Creek Bank Tank and be done. Best tank out there hands down. Striper soup tanks have to be the absolute worse tank design ever. To get to the pump is a pain in the [censored]. Horrible design

Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13567622 05/22/20 04:08 PM
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Make sure you get one that runs the water through a charcoal filter. I see tanks at Cabelas that don't do that and they will be less than ideal. I also add Zeolite to the charcoal and it really helps. I fish shad all the time. If they die it is seldom about Oxygen in the water, it's the ammonia. I put around 6 dozen shad yesterday in my 17 gallon shad tank and they lasted all day. Before I used the Zeolite, I could barely get 3 dozen to make it all day.

I also put a cup of salt in the tank. Once the water gets over 80 degrees, I'll mix that half and half with shad keeper.


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Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13567667 05/22/20 05:01 PM
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RIP Sunshine George angel

If you find someone who has a Gayline or Sunshine for sale, that is a purchase worth considering.


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Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Holzer] #13568838 05/23/20 03:20 PM
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I have a Grayline. It's a good tank.


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Re: Shad Bait Tank [Re: Bigkracka] #13571218 05/26/20 01:39 AM
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Make one out of half a barrel and a pump from Wal-Mart. Not very hard. If you end up using it a ton then make a better one.


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