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Old 05-29-2007, 02:27 PM
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Default Bait Buckets

Mine keeps going thru "evolutions" (or so it appears).
Here's a slide show of what's inside mine;

The towels go 1 above and 1 below after the eels have arrived and calmed down.

Part with ice can also hold cut bait. Anouther simular size that sits inside with a ring for add'l lures / tackle / walkman / beers / or what-nots.
Ice bucked has drainage holes to keel live eels flushed with melting ice water (cold and moist / damp is good).

Inner floor sets 2" above base, and has drain strategicly located on side and holds iced water as req'd. Holes for drain keep eels from drowning.

When in the basement, I run an aquarium (very cheap one) To keep fresh air pumped in. Also have 2 other full blocks of ice in simular ice buckets (without ring) in the freezer for replacments along with 2 quarter depth pieces (as shown) for beach walking. It can get heavy.

Used 3 - 5 gal. pails w/ lids and a couple cheap platic paint buckets fir ice (all rust proof).

I can keep 12 dormant eels in this for over a week with very few fatalities. And it's ready to go at the drop of a hat. Plus it doubles as a seat.

Looking to improve and wonder what you guys may use when pulling an all-nighter? (pictures worth a thousand words)

PS; I'm board awaiting night fall!

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:57 PM
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Looks Good Floatsum sounds like you have it down to a science. I am in the process of figureing out how to get all my crap to the beach. I found that a girlfriend helps. I would put a pic of my bait bucked up but she decorated it so it has drawings of fish and clams and eels on it. also it is just a cooler all I did was take a small cooler holds about 8 beers, and epoxy a small cutting board to the lid. so now when it comes time to cut bait up it is real easy. I usualy bring that, tacklebox, sand spikes, plug bag, two poles per person, camera, headlight, drinks, food. but the best is when I just take the plug bag and leave the rest at home.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:12 PM
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after the last weekend treking beaches for litterally new bait bucket fits in a back pack..a rod & reel, various tackle&bait stuffed in a back pack, chest highs..and im ready for walking...most important..i got a free hand to carry the cow bass back to the keepin the first one of the year.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:17 PM
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I'll post a pic tomorrow..... simple and sweet
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