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Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? #13843746 01/12/21 09:14 PM
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If so, which do you prefer?
• Frabill?
• Cool Bubbles?
• Engel?
• Something Else?


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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13843750 01/12/21 09:18 PM
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We use the frabill insulated one for about 5-7 years now, never had an issue with keeping them alive and ready to go

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/frabill-425-gal-magnum-bucket-with-aerator#repChildCatid=4189118

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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13844050 01/13/21 12:17 AM
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I have the cool bubbles and an Engel. I prefer the Engel because when bouncing around in the boat water does not slosh out of the lid. They both work great though.

Academy sells a Magellan brand that is very nice and similar to the Engel and cheaper. I would check those out if I were you

Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13854338 01/21/21 02:11 AM
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I use the insulated Frabill for minnows, and occasionally bluegill. Works perfect.

Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13854431 01/21/21 03:10 AM
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ENGLE,..with a 12V bubbler thumb

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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #13854563 01/21/21 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blazer 2400
I have the cool bubbles and an Engel. I prefer the Engel because when bouncing around in the boat water does not slosh out of the lid. They both work great though.

Academy sells a Magellan brand that is very nice and similar to the Engel and cheaper. I would check those out if I were you



I have the Magellan and it is just as good as the Engel at a much cheaper price. I added a Cool Bubbles to it and it works great. Highly recommended.

Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13854564 01/21/21 05:56 AM
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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Fishbonz] #13854626 01/21/21 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishbonz
ENGLE with Bubbler thumb





Plus #1. thumb


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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: banker-always fishing] #13854671 01/21/21 12:36 PM
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ENGLE with Bubbler thumb





Plus #1. thumb
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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13854897 01/21/21 03:23 PM
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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13856542 01/22/21 04:39 PM
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I have an insulated Frabill that I have used for many years and it has served me well. It will let water slosh out in transport, but it does a good job of keeping minnows alive.

I bought a 19 qt Magellan at Academy last year and put an aerator on it for less than the small Engle costs and it does a great job. I do like the sealing lid and its easy to carry and load. I highly recommend it.


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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13856990 01/22/21 10:41 PM
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I bought one years ago from Basspro that runs off 2 D-cells. I don't remember the brand name, but it was a good investment. There's nothing worse than arriving at your fishing hole with a bucket of dead minners.

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I have two Frabills and one Engel, all with 2 D-cell bubblers. Not a great deal of difference with the buckets, but the Engel bubbler will go four or five trips on one pair of D cells, where the Frabill batteries are dead in one day! ??? I use Dollar Tree cheapie batteries, because I'm gonna chunk them at the end of a trip, but the Engel bubbler doesn't use them up. The bubblers look almost identical inside, but I get drastically different battery life. I've swapped the "stones" to see if that changed the results. No clue why the difference.

I use them for live shrimp. About half-way through the trip, I change out the water to get rid of the urine-laden water. That helps perk them up. IslandJim


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Re: Anyone use an Aerated Bait Bucket? [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13857412 01/23/21 03:56 AM
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I have a 30qt Magellan I’ve used for years. It’s done well with minnows, perch, mullet and shad. The shad are tricky to keep in a square non-filtered tank but i’ve been able to make it work. When I make a shad tank the magellan will continue with the other baits.

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