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Offline SirCranksalot

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #30 on: Oct 02, 2019, 06:26 PM »
those of you who use Coleman's with the screw top. Do you keep an Aerator in it while you're out on the ice? Here in NH we use Smelt that are pretty sensitive. Just wondering exactly how you're set up with it out on the ice.
no reason to use aerator on the ice-------dip fresh water from the lake or dunk them in a hole in a mesh bag.
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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #31 on: Nov 08, 2019, 09:35 AM »
Never liked anything with a screw on lid. Due to fact most of my ice fishing is done on the outside. Hate shelters but have to use occasionally . So the screw on lid seems to freeze for me. The hotter the fishing the more likely it happens to me. Water gets on threads and it is stuck fast.

The best one I ever had I made myself. It was a cooler with a flip over lid. The two side buttons released the lid. Had bubbler mounted on one side and two holes on lid for the airlines. Somehow it has disappeared. So have to build another for this season.
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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #32 on: Nov 17, 2019, 06:18 PM »
hays47 put some Vaseline on the threads before you leave the house, that will keep the top from freezing.

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #33 on: Nov 17, 2019, 07:01 PM »
Engel 13 quart.
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Offline RickWakeman

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #34 on: Nov 20, 2019, 08:28 PM »
I use a homer bucket with a screw on lid. I thought that was the status quo ??? ??? ???

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #35 on: Nov 20, 2019, 08:45 PM »
I use a old frabill bait bucket.it had styrofoam inside but that cracked and fell out so i sprayed the outside with spray foam and sanded it down and that works great.

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #36 on: Nov 21, 2019, 06:20 AM »
 I use 2 minnow buckets. One is for fishing and one is for storage.

1. The small 1/2 gallon Igloo is what I put in the sled to haul out on the ice.



2. The larger Engel with aerator (battery or 120VAC) is what I store the minnows in back at the cabin. Will keep them alive for at least a week.


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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #37 on: Nov 21, 2019, 11:52 AM »

So what if you drink a little minnow water?  Builds character.
LOL I had to get a face shield at work cause washing out certain trailers after delivery I had pork blood splashing up into my face. So a little minnow water? Forget about it!  :)
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Offline mi500

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #38 on: Dec 02, 2019, 08:05 AM »
I use a couple 6pack coolers.  Never an aerator.   I just change the water out slowly throughout the day until I figure itís 100% lake water.  I keep the cooler on my porch like that and it seems I can keep a couple dozen minnows alive at least a week like that.  Shiners and suckers are a little touchy at times but still not too bad. 

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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #39 on: Dec 02, 2019, 08:17 AM »
Yup---really easy to do.
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Re: Minnow Bucket - What are you using?
« Reply #40 on: Dec 06, 2019, 11:15 AM »
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