Keeping shad alive

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Rohaus, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys keep shad alive? Whenever I catch them they seem to go into shock and die pretty quick. What am I doing wrong.
     
  2. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Do you use an aeator?
     

  3. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    95% of the time I just put mine on ice. Sometimes in the winter I can kept them alive in my big bait tank. I don't but the stuff to put in the water, if they stay alive OK if not they are good for cut bait.
     
  4. Big Vic

    Big Vic New Member

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    Lot less hassle just to ice them down IMO But air,circulation,cool water,and a round tank will help ya out for a while:cool2::smile2:
     
  5. allflats

    allflats Member

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    Only live bait for me is bluegills .Shad is fine if kept on ice.
     
  6. msucatfish

    msucatfish New Member

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    Aerator, it really is a must. And put some water bottles in the freezer, then drop the frozen bottle in the minnow bucket. And do not use tap water to keep your minnows in, the chlorine will kill them.
     
  7. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    do a search on shad and you will find more info than you need!!:wink:
    Use salt and shad saver, round tank and an aerator with a filter

    good luck
    Bill
     
  8. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the info, I will be trying it out this fishing season.