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Any advice on how to keep those silver shiners from dying off in the bucket? They've been a waldo favorite on the Pines, but I bet half of them are dead before we even wet a line!

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Paul Rohweller

I've used bubble buckets in the past with good success, that might be the way you need to go. This past open water season I used the aerators from aqua innovations, that thing works good and is dead quiet. That I like!! Downside is that its a little spendy and requires daily cleaning. Paul

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Jigging Bob

Hey steeplechaser,

I always throw a little snow in the bucket or bag when I leave the bait store and periodically through out the day I drain the water and fill it back up. Scheels puts some blue stuff in the water that really makes them last. I have no idea what it is in there I always forget to ask them what it is. Seems to work really well though.

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What ever you do to a bucket of shiners never change the water with water out of the tap if you get water service from the city. The chemicals will kill them within a day. When changing water (if lake water is unavailable) I filter the water through a brita water filter and then chill the water so the water is the same temp as the water the shiners are in. I have kept shiners for up to 4 weeks using this method.

Good luck and good fishing!

SUNNYD

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huskiesplayer15

Another thing you might want to try? Buy a bubbler from frabill, for under twenty bucks it will be well worth it before the season is over with. Another thing I do if you get them in an air bag, don't them in a bucket before you head out, I think the minnows get "shocked" and die. So try and insulate them somehow on the way out, styrofoam cooler, fleece bag, etc, then as the night goes on take a cup out of the bucket and add a cup of lake water to slowly adjust the water temp. Hope it helps!
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Chris

Odd question but do you get the deadly shiners from Gene's? Just wondering, they have been great guys for me, the bait has been even better.

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steel24

shiners die very easily..what I was told growing up was keep them in the bag..put the bag in the hole or live well...after about 15 min they should be ready to be put in a bucket or live well without any problems..it does work..from what I understand it just helps them get used to the water temp...he called it tempering....hope this helps you as it has me..

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