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I've been fishing out of my Swing for a couple of years really only flicking lures around in the estuaries so I got by with a few rodholders and a fishfinder. This season I want to get out further and try some livebaiting and offshore work, but I didn't want to get too elaborate with the livebait tank. I'm trying to keep it simple and inexpensive, here's what i came up with...

I found this basket in Bunnings for $5, already had the mesh and cable ties. It coincidentally sits just perfectly in that void moulded into the Swing. As you can see I took one of the handles off the basket and used the other to form the opening. All I need now is a pool noodle to cut up and cabletie on as flotation around the edge. The idea is to tether it to the yak to keep my liveys, simple.

I started cobbling together the crate as well (sorry Bill, I've turned to the dark side of the great crate debate :twisted: ) it has a tube for the anchor and 4 rod holders. She's not quite finished yet, still have to add some way to secure the tacklebox and a few other bits.... but at least we now know what those molded-in tiedown points on the Swing are for 8) .

All comments/suggestions/criticisms welcome :D
 

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Fishaholic,

Nice looking rig hopfully soon i will post my swing when its finished.
After my trip on sunday i am looking at putting a live bait / fish eski in the rear pod as well, just tossing up ideas at the moment.

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Greg
 

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Hi Fishaholic,

Not bad :D I like the idea of using one of the handles to form a lid. The only potential problems I can see are:

1) Your ability to be able to reach over your crate to take your bait basket in/out of the tankwell.

2).. How do you keep enough water up to the bait while on the move ? You'll need to tow the basket behind which will be a real drag if you have to paddle any distance.

I think I have posted this before but here's the simplest bait tank I have ever seen.
 

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I like that livebait tube!

I tested the reach around thing and it's not a problem, it's actually easiest to reach around the side of the crate rather than over the top. The drag created while towing it is still the big unknown, I'm hoping that by tethering it so that it rides directly behind the yak in the hull's wake it won't be too bad. I'm actually more concerned about it causing the yak to pull to one side.
 
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