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MuskieJunkie

Shiners - minnow bucket or O2 bag in fridge

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MuskieJunkie

Anyone ever tried this to see which will allow shiners to live longer? Leave them in the bag in the fridge or minnow bucket tied up to the dock? Thanks.

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Rick G

As long as the water temp is cool I would bet they live longer in the buckett tied to the dock.

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NEUT6899

Minnow bucket i would think... If you keep them in minnow bucket try sinking the minnow bucket to the bottom to keep in the cooler water. Have done this on Winnie and it has worked very well...

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otterman91105

Minnow bucket as well as long as the water temp isn't to high.

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MuskieJunkie

Good to know, thanks guy.

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erikwells

Finally made one of these. It was a pain in the butt however it's slick.

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EBass

Just make sure the lid is locked. Muskrats will eat the minnows. We lost $40 in redtails and shiners back in the day. Not a single on left. GRRRR

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Wanderer

I agree, keeping them sunk will help with the temps and O2 they need. Try the Frabil mesh bait keepers. They're cylindrical; weighted at the bottom with light floatation at the top with a Velcro lid. They come in 1 gallon and 5 gallon sizes. I just got the one gallon size and really like it.

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Fish Head

Finally made one of these. It was a pain in the butt however it's slick.

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I love this... nice job! This year I took a 5 gallon pale, drilled a ton of 1/8" holes in the top half, put a water tight screw off cover on it ($7.99 at fleet farm), I put a rock in it slightly bigger than a softball, tie a rope to the handle and lower that off the end of my dock. 3 weeks into the season and so far it's working good.

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erikwells

So far so good, however if I did it again I'd dream up a simpler design. The galvanized mesh, corner enforcers and additional hardware put materials around $80.00. The cost wasn't the worst part it was the hours I put in. I estimated 3-4 hours and ended up around 25 hours without running into any real problems. It's truely a madmans design. I like your idea and the old timers idea of the washing machine drum. Thanks

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ozzie

yeah the 5 gallon lid with holes in it is ez and cost effective...we do this for our BW trip

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EBass

Buy that still looks sweet erik

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