livewell question

Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by mark29860, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. mark29860

    mark29860 New Member

    South Carolina
    hello folks, I have an aluminum boat with a 12 gallon livewell. I would like to know it it can serve the purpose as a bait tank. I have heard bait tanks need to be round or the shad and herring will die also fishing in SC in the summer I don't know if I could keep my bait alive in the heat even if i keep ice in the livewell, appreciate the info
  2. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

    South Caro
    Mark it will work to keep perch and bream alive but shad I would doubt it.

  3. BAM

    BAM New Member

    The typical livewell in a jon boat doesn't work for a bait tank.
  4. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

    Edgerton, Kansas
    If you want to keep shad alive, round the corners, doesn't have to be fancy, and get the water flowing, your best bet is a bilge type pump, make like a whirlpool. You will need a good areator also. I have good luck with shad keeper, alot of guys just use rock salt. If you can keep fresh water coming in readily I wouldn't worry about a filter, but, filters help. For the areator I use a 7 dollar wall mart aquarriam pump and a power inverter, it uses almost no electricity. I have kept shad(4-6 inch) alive for 24 hours in the summer. good luck