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shipahoy41
06-12-2014, 06:32 AM
I was looking for an insulated minnow bucket I could use while bank fishing that would keep my minnows a long time. I searched the uuuuuuusual places like Wal-Mart, Bait Shops and Bass Pro shops and decided I could just make me one as good as or better that what they offered and I would make it for under $5.00. I searched the local thrift stores and found a 9 quart insulated igloo container for beer etc and it was 80% off. It was brand new but they only wanted under two dollars for it. I went back to Wal-Mart and got a hasp lock for ubder $1.50.

I already had the drill so I cam home and made this bank fishing minnow bucket. You could use a key ring hook clasp through the hasp lock. Here are photos. What do you think? Make one for yourself and keep your minnows longer.

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Rees Guide
06-12-2014, 06:48 AM
You done good Ship!!!

shipahoy41
06-12-2014, 06:54 AM
You done good Ship!!!

Thank you my friend.

Redge
06-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Looks good Ship!

Sovran
06-12-2014, 09:49 AM
OK I am a little dense on this. I understand insulated minnow bucket. Why the holes? It takes away from the insulating properties and its not like it will sink if you toss it in the water. The surface area of the water inside isnt large enough to promote gas exchange for more than a few minnows. A cooler like that is a great idea just confused about the purpose of the holes.

shipahoy41
06-12-2014, 02:22 PM
OK I am a little dense on this. I understand insulated minnow bucket. Why the holes? It takes away from the insulating properties and its not like it will sink if you toss it in the water. The surface area of the water inside isnt large enough to promote gas exchange for more than a few minnows. A cooler like that is a great idea just confused about the purpose of the holes.

Air circulation on land. When i submerse it i put a brick in it to sink it. Multi purpose cooler.

Sovran
06-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Thanks. :) I thought it more for submersion, just didnt think far enough to put a brick in it.

jaxsprat
06-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Nice minnow bucket, been using one simslar to that for many years does a great job & they really hold up well.

BoarBuster
06-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Looks good to me.

oldbigun
06-13-2014, 07:36 AM
Nice!

Baxter1
06-13-2014, 08:52 AM
I used to run into a guy fishing,he used a water jug(cooler) for his minnows.

Gomer Snerd
06-13-2014, 10:54 AM
good idea. would give some flavor to the water.

shipahoy41
06-13-2014, 05:56 PM
good idea. would give some flavor to the water.

Love your signature line about when crappie bite.

rednecksims
06-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Nice ingenuity.