Keeping Bait Alive while fishing from a Kayak.

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by JHow, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. JHow

    JHow New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm planning on making a fishing trip down to the Big Black River, and it should be an awesome flathead spot. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46795
    My main quesiton is how do I keep bait alive?
    I'll be in a kayak, loaded with camping gear, so a cooler and a livewell are out of the question. I'm planning on catching them when I arrive.

    Would a stringer work?
    I don't think a basket would be very convienent, but what ever works I guess.

    Does anyone else have any ideas?
     
  2. chuck99

    chuck99 New Member

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    Considering the size/space of a kayak, a basket is all I can come up with. A basket would ket constant water flow on the bait fish. I do not Think a stringer will work, too much damage to the gills..........maybe floating a cooler with water in it...........
     

  3. JHow

    JHow New Member

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  4. JHow

    JHow New Member

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    Problem Solved!!! (i think)

    I think a floating bait bucket will work out perfectly.
    http://www.billssportshop.com/fishingaccessories/cases/case10.html

    It'll keep them aerated, trapped, floats OVER limber and other water obstacles that the net would probably hang up on, and I don't have to worry about the fish getting pinned on the sides of the bucket.