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    Arkcrappie, Yes I have lost T-money because a...

    Arkcrappie, Yes I have lost T-money because a fish died in a summer tournament. Never had problems in cooler months, only in the summer.
    Question: How much O2 do you give a 20 lb sack of fish in a...
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    MY OPINION

    Ketchin – Your right about the cold water temperature (hypothermia)benefits reducing fish metabolism. Doctors lower human metabolism with cold water during heart surgery for the same reasons. And...
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    Dead Tournament Fish Penalty, an observation

    For most tournament fishermen I know, winning the money and prize is the point of the tournament exercise, period. The cost of preparing for and fishing tournaments is not cheap when the cost is...
  4. Do you remember or miss those post tournament...

    Do you remember or miss those post tournament crappie fish frys when the contestants and their famlies feasted fried crappie fillets, the tournament catch?

    I can certainly understand why people...
  5. Who has had tournament crappie die and lost money in summer tournaments?

    This question came up in a meeting last week where a number of tournament weigh-masters attended, tournament officials and fishermen attended.

    Summer tournament mortality and fishery conservation...
  6. Thread: Minnow price

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    Just wait till the summer gets hot and watch what happens

    If you think the cost of live minnows is high today, June 1, 2002, consider how much the cost of minnows will increases as summer progressively gets hotter every day for the next 3.5 months.

    Add...
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    A few generalobservations, sharing experience and...

    A few generalobservations, sharing experience and knowledge with you.

    I am assumingthat you are buying an aerator to oxygenate your livewell/bait tank water, mostfishermen do. Your hope is to...
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    Bill - That is certainly a nice mess of fish in...

    Bill - That is certainly a nice mess of fish in anyone book any time of year. What did you do on the Patrol Torpedo boat subchaser?
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    Interesting boat ramp trivia

    There isactually a method coupled with sound physiological reasoning to “the bite.”

    Some may call itnatural conservation of energy. It’s based on digestion that is regulated by oxygen...
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    The bite will slow down every summer

    Over the years I have noticed how the bite gets slower day by day in July every summer and by the Dog Days of Summer (1st part of August) fish won’t bite much of anything at all. Plastic baits don’t...
  11. Thread: Shad for Bait

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    Do you mean like that “spermaceti oil” in whale...

    Do you mean like that “spermaceti oil” in whale heads?
  12. Thread: Shad for Bait

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    Yep, those shad sluff-off a tremendous amount of...

    Yep, those shad sluff-off a tremendous amount of scales and slime in the summer, substantially less in the fall and winter. They die a lot quicker in bait tanks in the summer than the winter too, but...
  13. Thread: Shad for Bait

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    Posted3/29/2020 A 5 gallon plastic pickle...

    Posted3/29/2020
    A 5 gallon plastic pickle bucket with the lid from Berger King makes a great bait tank and the price is right. Most fast food Berger joints will usually give to these buckets, some...
  14. James you may be missing something, a clear...

    James you may be missing something, a clear understanding of osmoregulation, fresh water fish, and the electrolyte (salt, NaCl) salt could help you gain a better understanding of all this trivia. ...
  15. Livewell Oxygenators, live livewell additives, salt is a deadly combo

    How to kill your live bait quick – Trivial Bait shop talk

    They say that all bait saver type livewell supplements and chemicals contain electrolytes. Electrolytes are good for live bait and fish in...
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    After more research last week and a phone call or...

    After more research last week and a phone call or 2 there may be more than a little “Speed Bump” to consider. Looks like there is a BIG blinking “Caution Sign” and then possibly a BIGGER red flashing...
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    Do you keep your catch alive in your ice chest...

    Do you keep your catch alive in your ice chest till you get to the butcher block. With that O2 rig, you can keep everything alive as long as you like and transport everything as far as you like....
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    Speed bumps

    Yikes, Speed bumps… Good point about possible USDA requirements controlling donated fish or any food to the homeless. Could be State Health Department requirements/prohibitions too. Probably need...
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    My bait bucket is special, it’s convenient (bow...

    My bait bucket is special, it’s convenient (bow or stern), durable and best of all it cost only $0.50 cash with the lid. I bought it a while back at the local Burger King. I's a 5 gallon plastic...
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    Catch and Kill Crappie, Bass, Cat fish Tournaments - Feeding the homeless.

    A few Christian thoughts for our consideration: Country fresh fish for the homeless people.
    I cannot think of any better reason to reinstate and participate in “Catch and Kill” fishing tournaments...
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    Sacalait @ Chicot

    How many of you fish for sacalait @ Chicot near Ville Platte? I remember my Grandpa telling stories about fishing there when the road to the lake from Oberlln to Ville Platte and Mamou were all pea...
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    Capps told me last year, “there really ain’t...

    Capps told me last year, “there really ain’t nothing to managing your livewell water quality even in the hot Dog Days of Summer… if you know how to do that and you also have the right livewell...
  23. Discounted Guide pricing a decade ago was around...

    Discounted Guide pricing a decade ago was around $350.00. It’s a little more now. I’ll let you know how it works next summer when the water gets hot.
  24. Coming full circle now and sharing what I have...

    Coming full circle now and sharing what I have discovered and what I have learned about bait O2 equipment over the last few months.

    The heat of summer has passed now along with all the summer...
  25. Best bait tank Engal 7.5 gal vs. Igloo 5.0 gal your opinions please

    Why do you think any $80.00 Engal 30 QT bait cooler is $50.00 better than an orange $22.00 Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler + an $8.00 Bubble Box aerator ($30.00 drive out price)?

    $80-$30...
  26. Oxygen and oxygen tank on boat just looks dangerous

    This looks scary and probably really is dangerous too.

    Do you think this could cause a fire or explosion? ...
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    Livewell oxygen systems

    Clay suggested I bring this to the General Forum.

    This thread is for crappie fishermen that are currently using supplemental livewell oxygen systems for live bait and tournament fish in the...
  28. I appreciateyour advice Clay. I do realize that...

    I appreciateyour advice Clay.
    I do realize that the vast majority of the live bait fishermen never have any problems with their bait in the summer and that is because they do not overcrowd their...
  29. Thanks for the heads up on those Oxygenators....

    Thanks for the heads up on those Oxygenators. It’s funny that most of the bass boat manufactures install those Oxygenators as an OEM standard equipment and the salesmen really promote that 100%...
  30. Oxygenator 100% Oxygen vs. aerator 21% Oxygen/80% Nitrogen

    Oxygenator 100% Oxygen vs. aerator 21% Oxygen/80% Nitrogen –that’s a no brainer in the summer when keeping minnows alive when low oxygenproblem start.

    All mechanical aerators have the same serious...
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