any pics of livewells?

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by nevets91, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. nevets91

    nevets91 New Member

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    im trying to come up with a quick fix for saturday for a livewell. i just need something that will work well enough. i will be building something a little nicer after christmas hopefully. but can i see some pics of what you guys have so i can see if i can come up with a few ideas
     
  2. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i dont have any pics, but if your looking for a quick fix, get a cooler and a portable aireator that will run off of a boat battery and throw it in the cooler. the bait shop near me sells them that float or sit on the bottom and circulates the water in the tank for around $20-30. if i find a link to one like im talking about ill send it.
     

  3. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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  4. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

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    Here is what i'm going to use along with a airator from wal mart that uses D batterys. If i catch one to big for the 150qt cooler i will fill the boat half way up with water and use Seth (waving the paddle back and forth creating ox)

    Having a deep boat has its advantages, also a young partner that goes along with anything you want to do. So if you see my boat riding low in the water, i probably got a Big Fish:big_smile:jk

    A big cooler works fine as long as you got some kind of air going in. With only 2 fish just about anything that holds water will be good.
    If you don't have a big cooler i can try to round you up one, i will just need it back:big_smile:
     

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  5. Foxhound

    Foxhound New Member

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    Sams Club has those 150 qt. Igloo coolers there now for 65 bucks. Bought two new ones last week. They also make good deadwells.......load em up , ice em down.
     
  6. nevets91

    nevets91 New Member

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    thank i have a 94 quart cooler but it seems a little short i think any fish over 20 pounds would be cramped. i have a plastic tub that is prob around 50 gallons but im not sure if it could hold up to a big fish if it goes to thrashin around. i have an airator i can use for whatever i use. if they have those coolers at sams after christmas i will have to find someone with a membership to get me that and ill use one of those for next year. do yall think one of those rubbermaid storage tubs will hold up for the weekend though? they are hard so im just worried about one of them big boys stickers bustin a hole in the side
     
  7. screamnclickersc

    screamnclickersc New Member

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  8. billfish76

    billfish76 Active Member

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    I use a 150 quart cooler with and aerator/ spraybar inside, and I use a bildge pump and 1/2" hose to pump fresh water in(also has a shut off valve inline to slow the flow). I then have a 1" hose as an overflow and that drains out the skupper at the back of the boat. While drifting or anchored fresh water is pumped in.

    Some use a stringer (1 fish per stringer)and put them in a tub of water to transport. Get some of the nylon rope ones from Walmart, tie a loop at the end with the ring(dont rely on the ring to hold a big fish. You might pull it up and not have a fish on the end.

    See you Saturday
     
  9. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    As for the large rubbermade container, if it is one of the rubber ones i would try it with out hesitation. if it is one of the hard plastic ones i would goto walmart and pick the other kind up for around $10 or so just to be safe. the stringer idea combined with the rubber made container is my favorite idea i have seen on here. seems like the fish would have plenty of O2 that way.
     
  10. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    The Plastic Truck Bed Toolboxes work great most have seals on the lid to keep water out and lock as well so could serve as a storage locker on your boat when not being used. And with a little creativity can be easily converted to livewell, also you can shop around and find them for about what you all say those big coolers are going for except the tool box will be much bigger than the cooler thus being able to safely hold a few nice fish or one heck of a Monster Hawg Daddy :wink:
     
  11. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I would tip Bowlerman $5 and you can put your fish in his pool....I mean livewell!!

    :smile2:
     
  12. skiff1

    skiff1 New Member

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    Iwould be careful with the jaw rope remedy. especially if you catch the fish early. also drifting it gets kinda tricky.:wink:
     
  13. bowler man

    bowler man New Member

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    i'll try to post some pics wednesday of mine , dieter why you call it a pool it only holds 130 gallons and has jets and a bubbler i think that makes it a jacuzzi :big_smile::crazy: one thing to think about is and this is hard to believe but you can put 7.48 gallons of water in a 1 sq ft box so it don't take a lot of room to hold alot of water.:big_smile:
     
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    gotta go New Member

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    Yea Bowler, tell me were you going to be and every time i catch a big fish i'll come over and put it in your tank:smile2:jk

    A tank as big as Bowler will probably sink most boats.