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Author Topic: how to keep shiners alive for a while  (Read 2340 times)

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how to keep shiners alive for a while
« on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:23 AM »
I know that changing the water is good but does anyone have any more suggestions
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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:25 AM »
Battery operated aerator.  Most any bait shop should have them.

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #2 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:28 AM »
Battery operated aerator.  Most any bait shop should have them.



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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #3 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:29 AM »
I use  110 Air Bubbles that I got from Cabelas and I keep my shiners in my basement so the water stays cool without freezing and they do well and are always very active when I get to the lake.
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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:31 AM »
Keep em cold below 45 degress and aeration should be fine

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #5 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:32 AM »
Also keep in mind that water temperature is pretty critical.  Quick, large swings in temperature either way isn't good and will kill bait.  Try and keep/store bait at temperatures in the mid 30's to low 40's.   

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #6 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:32 AM »
Cold water seemed to be the biggest factor when I used to keep them, even if it ices up a little. A cheap aerator is a good investment too.
                       

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #7 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:35 AM »
I have a 15 dollar bucket and 10 dollar aerator for couple years now and it hasn't let me down.

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #8 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:38 AM »
For a tank, I used an old 150qt cooler with a missing lid. I also put a big can in it, seemed to stress them out less when they had somewhere to hide.
                       

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2012, 08:58 AM »
cheap battery powered aerator. 5 gallon bucket(s). I keep them outside during the day and bring em in at night. When I bring em in I take a few tightly packed snow balls and drop em in to keep the temp down. I don't trap my bait but I usually get a few dozen at the beginning of the week so I can go on a whim. Has yet to let me down.


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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2012, 09:00 AM »
my minnow bucket is insulated which makes it easier to control temp.

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #11 on: Jan 02, 2012, 09:43 AM »
cold,clean,aireated water.I use finer shiner to and the anti fungi both by bio tech.

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Re: how to keep shiners alive for a while
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2012, 09:56 AM »
I use a large cooler to store bait at home, I use a small bucket while fishing at the lake. An aerator will make all the difference in the world and I also like to add a little Finer Shiner, it seems to help.



 

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