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Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by cat tamer, Oct 22, 2007.
What is a good way to prevent the overflow from being blocked by bait fish in the livewell ?
Install a wire strainer over the drain opening.
This one is from Bass Pro.
Install a T on the top of the tube with about 3 inches of pvc on each side. Drill holes in the bottom of pvc to make a better drain or serve as to give you air in the water for some of the livewells that work both ways. It gives you a handle effect and is easier to pull out and put in also..
You could put the bait fish in a bait tank where they belong!
My choices for a location on my boat to put bait is in a 14 gallon livewell or a 40 gallon live well . the 14 gallon has rounded corners and is insulated does that qualifiy it as a bait tank ?
I wouldn't take MrT to seriously, LOL!!! He hasn't had his meds today, LMAO!!!
To me any livewell on the boat is a bait well as, I don't fish tournaments (I just run them) and I CPR all of mine.
Ive tried to crp those shad before buts its hard to hold there nose shut.oooh:
Suppose it might, but I bet you'd be happier with a Grayline or Creek Bank or Blue Water bait tank in the 30 to 40 gallon range... :wink: (And guess who's got a used Grayline he'd like to get rid of??)
The screen that was suggested earlier is probably your best bet for keeping the overflow from getting plugged on that built-in tank.
Hey all, I tried those strainers a while back. The holes are too small. It will very shortly plug up from all the shad puke, excrement etc... and your baitwell will overflow. This is fact!
I ended up using a stainless steel wire puller doo-daddy, kinda like chinese finger-cuffs or whatever. The name escapes me now. Found the right size and pushed the pull-end into the pvc. It has worked great ever since. I haven't had a dead baitfish plug it up all summer.
Marty you might call Jen here at the bait shop. She sells them and sometimes has people looking for used ones.
Kirk i can bring mine this week end if you would like to try one before buying one. Mine is round though and Martys is the oval shaped like Jim has.
I will have to get a bigger boat if I was to add one. :big_smile:
Ha, I think your 24' is as big as they make Kirk....:0a22:
Really though if you want me to I will bring it along.
There's plenty of room up on the second floor, isn't there??
I forgot about the second floor, hmm
No, I won't need it, but thank you anyway.