Kayak and Fishing Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all,

I would like to go in an upcoming comp but I need a live well to keep the fish in good condition prior to weigh in. Has anyone set one up for their yak? I would love to see some examples :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,528 Posts
Simon,

I've got penty of deck space so I just plonk an esky on the deck with a bucket next to it. Bucket in some fresh water ever half hour or so and the fish show no ill effects - still frisky.

Others have a plastic crate with a lid and a $20 aerator. A search of the US kayak fishing sites will show you a few options
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,307 Posts
Peril said:
Simon,

I've got penty of deck space so I just plonk an esky on the deck with a bucket next to it. Bucket in some fresh water ever half hour or so and the fish show no ill effects - still frisky
Generally I release or kill at the time of capture, but to keep alive I have always just done as Dave says and regularly topped with fresh water and the exchange has always kept them in good nick, and 2-3 times an hour is plenty.

A 26l esky will sit in your swing rear well nicely Simon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks Dave.
I have checked out some of the US sites this morning. There certainly are a few options. Your idea seems pretty simple which suits me I like the KISS principle. Although an aerator may be helpful :roll: .
Decisions, decisions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Gday Richo,

I was looking at a 26 litre Esky today and wondered whether that would do the job. Might duck back down to the hardware store tomorrow :wink:

So is the general consensus that an aerator would not be necessary?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,528 Posts
An aerator is not necessary but is certainly convenient. Think about where you will keep the esky, where you will keep the bucket and how easy it will be to fill the bucket then the esky. If that is too hard, then go for the aerator. You can get a Rapala one for $15 or a rechargeable one for $30
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,278 Posts
The Plano 700 bait bucket fits nicely into a 25 cm (10 inch) hatch on a Swing... This is a purpose built bait tank and will keep bait fish alive for hours and hours especially with the aid of an aerator.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top