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newly
02-16-2014, 09:13 PM
I know bubble aerators work to keep them alive. I bought an oxygenator from keep alive.com and put it in minnow bucket last year. Woke up and all of them were dead. I didn't have a recirculating pump like theirs have. What do you you guys use to make them more lively. I've seen guys come to a weigh in running pure oxygen and the fish almost jump out of the basket on the scale.

Kevin22
02-16-2014, 09:31 PM
If I'm in the boat I put the minnows in the front livewell and the fish in the back. If I'm on shore I dunk the bucket every few minutes.

Special K
02-17-2014, 12:52 PM
I'm sure chief's mind is working overtime on this question... and that he will have the right answer / solution to your question / problem.

newly
02-17-2014, 02:17 PM
I'm sure chief's mind is working overtime on this question... and that he will have the right answer / solution to your question / problem.

Lol. Yea he would definitely have something to say about this. Lol.

Anybody run pure oxygen to your minnows

cevans
02-17-2014, 04:03 PM
never thought about pure oxygen before. hummm?

newly
02-17-2014, 08:55 PM
never thought about pure oxygen before. hummm?

I wouldn't even know where to start. Surely someone does on here.

crappie_dan
02-17-2014, 10:52 PM
I will reply for Chief... Just put that half dead minnow behind your jig and wiggle it a little more!

Takeum
02-17-2014, 11:41 PM
I add some ice to my bucket from time to time and it livems up nicely,,,,

Wiskers
02-18-2014, 05:10 AM
I had forgotten all about it till now but I can remember back when I was a young'n, my Granddaddy used to save his used coffee grounds an put a hand full in the minner bucket. Now I don't know if it would help keep'um alive or not, but I can remember try'n to hold on to'um. I've never seen minners that fired up. I might give it a try next time I go out. Granddaddy caught a lotta fish in his day. :biggrin

flycaster
02-18-2014, 07:05 AM
I add some ice to my bucket from time to time and it livems up nicely,,,,

Is your ice from water coming from a well?????
Using ice made from city water contains some chlorinated chemicals that are not friendly with live fish.
If you freeze in small containers and then place containers into your bucket to cool water will not "contaminate" water.

Tom 513
02-19-2014, 07:53 AM
I too have added ice from my cooler not thinking about chlorine in the ice or water temps, but after watching a u tube video I doubt I will anymore. Ok lets say the water temp is 70 and you know cooler water in the minnow bucket keeps them lively, so you add a couple handfulls of ice, so now they are in maybe 45 degree water, ask yourself what happens when a minnow gets the shock of 25 degree warmer water? = dead minnow

ATM
02-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Lol. Yea he would definitely have something to say about this. Lol.

Anybody run pure oxygen to your minnows

I've been using pure oxygen for about six months. I haven't had a minnow die yet.