I guess I coulda' listed this question in another section of the forum, but I wanted to see what the SC fishermen do. I don't use a cast net to catch bait. Probably should. I always use a pole and earthworms or wax worms. Every time I get ready to go to the river to fish, it usually takes an hour or two to catch fresh bait. I enjoy bait catchin' about as much as any other form of fishin', but the process always sets me back an hour or two getting to the river. I thought since this year I was going to get serious about catfishin', that I might benefit from a large bait tank here at the house. Much easier when going to the river just to dip our a selection of fresh bait when needed, and restocking the tank at my convenience. Common sense tells me that you can use anything that holds water, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the lines of CHEAP and simplicity. I know I will have to have a nice aerator in it, and it will have to be insulated so it won't get too hot in the summer. A local suggested building it out of plywood and putting in a polyethylene liner. That would have the cheap part covered, but I would rather use an all poly or fiberglass tank of some sort. I'd like to have something about the size of the minnow tanks at the bait store, without the high cost of such a tank. I know some of you old swamp rats must have some good ideas. Lemme here 'em.
Bill in SC
Bill in SC