Discussion in 'Tuna Talk' started by TRUE NORTH, May 28, 2018.
looking for pictures of what you guys keep your bait in. thanks
Above Deck | Moeller Marine
Above the deck Ho Made.
.30 Gallon W 500 gph. pump and aerator.
One similar to this, I think it's 65 gallons or so
Just made this one up the other day
55gal. White drum inlet and drain plug on bottom 2x4 plywood stand . Blue LED's for night, and 1.5in. drain bails over the side. Lid is just tge cut out on a piano hinge, ill get to that today
Big mack's - pays to have a full size drum or bigger well, many times they simply will not live in anything smaller than a 50 gallon drum.
Herring & whiting - pays to have an insulated bait well with an aerator, then you can keep the water cool with ice and aerated - an occasional change of water and those baits stay alive.
If you go into a brackish water harbor it's good to outfit any livewell with an additional aerator, otherwise your bait dies in due to the water or lack of air when you shut the flow through pump off.
You can always make your own. 80 gals. to the overflow.
I’ve been thinking about setting up an oxygen tank, any of you guys use one. I have a stone, haven’t gotten the tank yet.
Last boat had a big deck, had a open top 55gal drum. I have the 26gal moeller oval tank with a 50gph pump on the libby.
I used one years ago and after one season didn't think it was worth the hassle. An inlet up top with an Aerator and good pressure is all I need.
We played around with an oxy tank a few years back and didn't seem to make a difference. Had better results with keeping them ice cold in a cooler topping of with a 5 gal bucket every 15-30 minutes.
Even just a big cooler with some ice and an aerator in it works amazingly well for keeping herring, whiting, and bottom dwellers alive for long periods of time.
Leaky nailed down what I was getting at. Water temp over air. Keeping them at what they came out of, down at 200'; like 40° or so.