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Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive #13719402 10/04/20 02:19 AM
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Heres my favorite way to keep my catch alive whats yalls for me i like a big wire floating fish basket that i usually will put zipties on the bottom door prevent possibly loosing my catch
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Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13719588 10/04/20 12:30 PM
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I used to use a basket like that. I haven’t seen one in years though. I now just keep a 48 quart ice chest and put the fish on Ice.


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Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13719615 10/04/20 01:18 PM
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A catfish will stay alive for hours in the floor of the boat. LOL.

I put my first few in the livewell, if I'm gonna have enough to cook, I'll start putting them on ice.

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Originally Posted by z289sec
A catfish will stay alive for hours in the floor of the boat. LOL.

I put my first few in the livewell, if I'm gonna have enough to cook, I'll start putting them on ice.





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Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13719909 10/04/20 06:03 PM
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My friend that I fish with at Amistad still uses toe sacks which I believe he buys at feed stores. With the sack in the water access is pretty easy then pull the sack into the boat before heading to the ramp and then the cleaning station. If 4 people are fishing he puts a sack on each side.


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Originally Posted by Beak47
My friend that I fish with at Amistad still uses toe sacks which I believe he buys at feed stores. With the sack in the water access is pretty easy then pull the sack into the boat before heading to the ramp and then the cleaning station. If 4 people are fishing he puts a sack on each side.


That's what I use. A coffee bean sack also works if you want a heavier duty sack. If you're catching really big ones, you might want to step up to a cotton sack.

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I've seen quite a few people use those 8 dollar expandable fine mesh laundry bags from Ikea too.

Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13729730 10/13/20 04:08 PM
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I just keep them on a stringer (the "safety pin" kind) until time to go home. Then I drop them in an ice chest with a bag or two of ice.

Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13730686 10/14/20 01:46 PM
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Here is a video of the absolute best way to keep your catch alive.

Favorite way to keep my catch alive...

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Hooking them on a stringer through the soft tissue in the bottom jaw works for me.

Re: Whats yalls favorite way to keep yalls catch alive [Re: Catfanman] #13735267 10/18/20 11:05 PM
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I am trying to figure out how to kill the damn things LOL. I throw them into a cooler in the fall and winter. Colder temps they stay alive for my trips. IN the summer, stringer.


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