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TOPIC: Best way to store live crawdads/minnows kayaking?

Best way to store live crawdads/minnows kayaking? 10 months 3 days ago #1


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I considered using the Frabill flowtroll minnow bucket but it seems a little big and clunky for my needs. I have heard it can cause your kayak to drag a bit too. I am thinking the best way would be to make one myself, I have heard of people using Gatorade bottles with holes in them and a string tied to it off the side of your kayak. I think I may try this, would this allow for adequate flow of fresh water? Any better suggestions? Thanks!
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Re:Best way to store live crawdads/minnows kayaking? 9 months 2 weeks ago #2


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Some of the saltwater people make one from a length of PVC pipe of 3 or 4 inch diameter. They cap an end and add a screw on/off cap to the other. I've seen a type of drain 'head' used for one end. Holes of an appropriate size are drilled in the pipe as desired or needed.

The whole thing is attached to the yak with a length of rope attached to one end via a screw eye or just through a hole in the cap and knotting the rope.

YouTube should have a number of examples for ideas.

Some links:

https://youtu.be/BYPVFpZjSgo

https://youtu.be/Uau9OAujwds

There are several others. Search 'kayak bait tube' on YouTube.


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- 6 months 1 week ago #3


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Some freshwater fishermen are strictly into live bait fishing, and some swear by artificials, and use them exclusively, still others, like myself, use both as dictated by water temps, weather conditions, and time of year. Lets discuss your favorite and why.
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- 5 months 4 weeks ago #4

I have a freezer full of that Sea Bass and the salmon since the wife spotted it last month she wasis always anoyed that our local waitrose runs out of the fresh stuff as soon as it comes in, so will give your recipe a try - I normally just go for the steamed in foil in the oven simple approach.
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