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    I usually use fish baskets when using my small jon boat. I am really wanting to stop pulling them out of the water to change locations. Room inside the boat is precious so I want something to fit in a small space. I was wondering about an 5 gal Igloo Water cooler with a lid. Throw ice in the bottom and throw the fish on top. The specs say 3 day ice retention. Think this will work for a day trip?

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    Should work, I use several blue ice packs in different sizes. They stay froze solid all day. I haven't purchased ice in decades, always reusable blue ice.

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    I use one of the igloo cube coolers in my 1436 it seems to be more space friendly than a regular cooler


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    The problem I see with that is only the bottom layer of fish is actually on the ice getting or staying cold. The other layers are still maintaining the body heat and are insulated by the other fish between them and the actual ice.
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    The 3 day ice retention they claim would be filled with Ice and not opened again. Used those types of coolers for a long time doing electrical construction. There wasn't much Ice left after a work day. They were not being opened either.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    Fish baskets will continue I guess

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    Kayak inshore guys use these and they serve well
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    Now that will get some serious thought!

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    I use a med size cooler with 4 quart jugs of frozen water and a large bag of ice from the store. Alays lot's of ice lft and left over ice goes back in the freezer for tomorrow. All the fish pretty much end up under the ice. Been a few time's I dumped the cooler, ice, fish and all in the kitchen sink and cleaned the fish the next day. They were still covered with ice.

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    I just dont have floor space for even a medium size cooler. I was hoping for something tall and narrow.

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