Floating livewell

Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by Rockjumper, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    The live well in my boat wouldn't sustain my catfish and I didn't like the room a cooler took up. I built this floating livewell that I used to keep the catfish alive for tournament purposes. Also nice to cull fish at the end of the night. I was asked about it and thought I would post it for all to see. I used a rubbermaid storage container and put pvc pipe along the side of it for floation. I put small holes front and back for water circulation. I made a wooden frame inside to help give it strength and support. I have used this for about four years now. I can pull this around behind my boat at five mph. Kinda crude, but works great!
     

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  2. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    Here is more pictures.
     

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  3. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    More pictures......
     

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  4. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    NICE SET UP! Give me a whole new perspective on setting up my boat to be more fishing friendly!
    Frank
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Pretty dam slick Paul! I like it. Looks like library material to me.
     
  6. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Works, don't cost much, simple has all the elements of a good idea.
     
  7. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Great Idea. I like the idea of having my fish really fresh just before cleaning. I believe lively fresh fish are better on the table. I'm not sure if this is true but I think when a fish is dying or struggling it releases different types of hormons into it's system and this causes many different types of bad taste in the meat.

    Can you get it out of the water to make that run to the back to get your weight for a tournament ?
     
  8. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Going in the library today. Thanks.
     
  9. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    that's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    Wow, going to the library, I am honered.

    I don't take it out of the water till I am ready to go home. I fish a river and usually Start upstream and during the course to the night float down and end up at the launch by morning. But sometimes when my down river holes don't produce, I will motor back up river. I can go around 5-7mph with it.
     
  11. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Thanks for the post It is a great idea
     
  12. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    great idea, simple, cheap, and it works. i get hungry lookin at them pictures
     
  13. Pfunk

    Pfunk New Member

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    I dont have a live well in my boat, so this would be good for me. Cheap, and well designed..

    Thanks!
     
  14. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Man thats one of the craziest looking things I have ever seen, bet it works great though
     
  15. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    Nice creative work Paul!!!!!



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