So it's Sunday at about half time of the Bears Saints game and my buddy calls and says he finished work on the live bait tank. We have been constructing on it off and on for a couple of weeks. He says to me "we need to get bait to see how well it works." Of course I point out that its only an hour before dark, it's raining straight down, and the tempurature is 33 degrees. He tells me that should not be a problem and he will be by in a few minutes to get me. I explain to my wife that I am going to get bait with my buddy at which time she tells me I have lost my mind. Anyway four fools my buddy talked in to this venture end up in the Yadkin river at 6pm headed for Bucks steam plant. We chunk nets for about 15 minutes and guess what... nothing, zipp, nada. Well now he says lets go to High Rock we'll get bait there for sure. Again I point out that it is now dark, raining, 32 degrees, and were all wet. He says can't stop now so off we go. We arrive, launch the boat a second time; but as luck would have it we did find abundant bait. It tooK maybe an hour and a half but we filled two 50 gallon live wells with shad one in the truck and one it the boat. So with the boat in tow and many baits we head for his house at Norman, when we wonder how were going to get the bait from the boat to the dock at his house. NO Problem we again launch the boat this time at stumpy creek and motor in the rain to his house to off load bait. Then we trailered the boat unhooked the trailer at the landing and drove the truck to his house to off load the bait in the live well in the truck. I am glad to say we have about 400 baits in the new live well. Which brings me to why I wrote this. Since the investment in this bait is monumental; any suggestions on keeping it alive. Right now we have 2 large air stones and were running a trickle or freshwater continuosly, we also added about 6 cups of salt to the tank. Helpful hints needed.