Livewell help needed

Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by cat tamer, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    What is a good way to prevent the overflow from being blocked by bait fish in the livewell ?
     
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  3. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    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..
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    You could put the bait fish in a bait tank where they belong!
     
  5. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    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 ?
     
  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    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.
     
  7. spoonfish

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    Ive tried to crp those shad before buts its hard to hold there nose shut.:eek:oooh:
     
  8. Mr.T

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    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.
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    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.
     
  11. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    I will have to get a bigger boat if I was to add one. :big_smile:
     
  12. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    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.
     
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    There's plenty of room up on the second floor, isn't there??
     
  14. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    I forgot about the second floor, hmm
     
  15. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    No, I won't need it, but thank you anyway.