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Old 21 January 2017, 03:40   #1
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Live bait tank

I made a quick video for a mate of another forum about a simple removable live bait tank.

I use live baits for fishing but also collect a few fish species for a local sea aquarium.

The water scoop only scoops when travelling at speed so if travelling slow simply switch the power on.

Anyway with the lack of space in ribs I made an easily removable setup, not sure if this may be any help to anyone.

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Old 21 January 2017, 04:49   #2
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I've seen the same set up on a few Charter Boats over here,works well but way too much for the average Boat/RIB.
I've kept Sandeels alive in a wet Hessian sack all day on many occasions....so long as you keep it wet and cool and you won't get many casualties...a lot easier than Bait wells..or a Bait Creel...pluss it's not bouncing everywhere traveling between fishing locations...or if it cuts up
I also bought a Collapsable Floating Net Bait Cage which and can be used to "liven em up" if needed.
Only a few pounds and works a treat
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I've seen the same set up on a few Charter Boats over here,works well but way too much for the average Boat/RIB.
I've kept Sandeels alive in a wet Hessian sack all day on many occasions....so long as you keep it wet and cool and you won't get many casualties...a lot easier than Bait wells..or a Bait Creel...pluss it's not bouncing everywhere traveling between fishing locations...or if it cuts up
I also bought a Collapsable Floating Net Bait Cage which and can be used to "liven em up" if needed.
Only a few pounds and works a treat
Over here we use live bait on most species, so having 20 big mackerel in the tub almost guaranties a good catch.

By having the overflow just over midway up the centre of gravity is kept low and I've yet to get any spillage how ever rough it gets.
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[QUOTE=jonp;738433]Over here we use live bait on most species, so having 20 big mackerel in the tub almost guaranties a good catch.

That illustrates the difference with Ausi and British fishing....20 Big Mackrel IS a good catch this end!

Joking aside I use live Mackerel for Bait quite often for Bass...I know for you Guys it's certainly a lot more species you can go for!...
In a lot of respects Seems the people we sent over for "various reasons"... Have had the last Laugh!
Love to see pics of your catches sometime.
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Very clever.
Sadly Maximus isn't far off the mark!
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John thank you so much for the lovely video! I have been struggling to find a way but didnot have a clear idea exactly how to do it-now i have one.

What still confuses me is why using bildge pump instead of livewell pump? simplier because it has only entrance of water or maybe no need to pump it manually to get air out so it then can suck water?

also, some claim that bildge pump is not built to keep working for long time so it won't survive alot of long hours operations..interesting if there is some truth in that...

by the way, what is the capacity of this bildge in the video? couldnot notice..

anyway, great and very abstract video..perfect!

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I've seen the same set up on a few Charter Boats over here,works well but way too much for the average Boat/RIB.
I've kept Sandeels alive in a wet Hessian sack all day on many occasions....so long as you keep it wet and cool and you won't get many casualties...a lot easier than Bait wells..or a Bait Creel...pluss it's not bouncing everywhere traveling between fishing locations...or if it cuts up
I also bought a Collapsable Floating Net Bait Cage which and can be used to "liven em up" if needed.
Only a few pounds and works a treat
what do you mean by "wet hesian sack"?
you mean keeping it in water? what about when you drive the boat? how do you bring it to the boat and still keep the sand eels a live?
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what do you mean by "wet hesian sack"?
you mean keeping it in water? what about when you drive the boat? how do you bring it to the boat and still keep the sand eels a live?
No.
I keep the Sacks onboard,in an old Beer Crate....or Buffalo with Holes drilled in it,the main thing is to keep it wet/damp and cool...
Years ago I used to catch plenty of Sandeels (with a modified filleting knife) by raking it through sand a few inches below the surface in the intertidal zone on a Sandy beach in the Bristol Chanell ....they burrow in the Sand as the Tide goes out.
These are the conditions you're trying to replicate and they keep very well without the need for Buckets and air pumps ect...which I've also used in the past.
It helps if you can get the old fashioned thick HEAVY Hessian Sacks..if not you can use more...I layer them in the folds,but you don't have to be fussy.
I have also used a Creel...a wooden box with many holes drilled through where after you put the Eels in can be dipped on a regular basis and even towed at trolling speeds...the sack method works best for me
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