Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Larry FlatCaster

Bait Tank? or Mad Science Experiement. (Video)

21 posts in this topic

Very very cool LFC! Many idea's to be had. smile

Thanks for sharing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome setup Larry. I prolly shouldnt even ask this, but do you ever feed your bait or do you run through it quick enough? Those filters prolly can handle more than some small midwestern towns treament facilities laugh. And also do you intermingle creek chubs in the tank, or you strictly bullies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's quite the elaborate set up you got there Larry...nice cool .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome setup Larry. I prolly shouldnt even ask this, but do you ever feed your bait or do you run through it quick enough? Those filters prolly can handle more than some small Midwestern towns treatment facilities laugh. And also do you intermingle creek chubs in the tank, or you strictly bullies?

I just added a modified screen to separate the chubs and suckers from the bullies... Still in the test phase...

As we.... who do this, know... a tank full of bullies will make short work of the fins first and the rest in short order if they aren't separated. Chubs were just introduced tonight... we will see how it goes.... as a quick update... one chub managed to squeak through into the bully side and realized that he had made a very bad judgment decision... it was pretty funny watching him try to find his way back to his side.... I had to help with the dip net. he didn't seem to mind. shocked

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the hospital-smock-material for pre-filter, where do you aquire that, and how often do you change that? I would love to get my hands on some I think it would help my setup alot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw this video in a dream once many months ago grin

Since then I have started to collect things like in that movie Close Encounters of The Third Kind wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw this video in a dream once many months ago grin

Since then I have started to collect things like in that movie Close Encounters of The Third Kind wink

your killing me... I've been collecting for the last nine months..... and finally able to put it together... The leftovers... oh... I won't even go there. I don't want to chuck anything... Just keep building and adding. LOL

Must be Mad Scientist..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Burnsville Bait and Tackle grin

my thoughts excactly. very cool LFC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great setup Larry; thanks for sharing. Those lively bullheads will give your boat an advantage in the BPCL tonight.

The Rapidan bait store uses five gallon pails (with lids) to keep their creek chubs separated. They just drill a bunch of holes in the pails and let them float in the bait tank. If the screening does not work, you might want to give that a try.

Thanks again for the great ideas and good luck tonight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great project, what Minnesotan man hasn't dreamed of something like this?

Do you have many raccoons in your area?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry, you inspired me to put another filter in my tank. And you've also provided me a video to show my wife when she complains about me spending too much time messing with my bait tank. laugh

Also, I added some creek chubs the other day and three of them jumped out of the tank like little rockets. So I put a window screen over the tank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe your water is that color due to the water enriching the iron. Would be the same if you were to leave a bottle of water out in the sun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, I added some creek chubs the other day and three of them jumped out of the tank like little rockets. So I put a window screen over the tank.

I am not sure about creek chubs, but good sized suckers are pretty aggressive and a heavy lid is a must. Search You-Tube for "A Fistful of Suckers" and you will get an idea. Be-aware grin, I think the narrator had a couple before filming wink Those suckers would shread a window screen in the first jump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there were some suckers mixed in. It was probably them jumping out. I just grabbed them as fast as I could and flipped them back in without really looking at them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there were some suckers mixed in. It was probably them jumping out. I just grabbed them as fast as I could and flipped them back in without really looking at them.

In my opinion, creek chubs are far worse than suckers for jumping. I checked on some creekchubs once in my tank after putting them in a holding tank to let them purge and three of them were dead on the floor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WoW LFC. Love it. What temperature does the water stay at? I'm assuming you can adjust the freezer temp to accomidate for the outside heat? Please briefly explain...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there were some suckers mixed in. It was probably them jumping out. I just grabbed them as fast as I could and flipped them back in without really looking at them.

I never have run creek chubs before so I do not know. Hard to find up this way. I can get chubs, but not like what they get on the MN. They could fly like Asian carp for all I know.

Heck I even have had some bully's jump for their lives when the cover is left off all night grin

Must have got a wild batch of 12” suckers though. These things will knock the lid off a trash can when they get going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some times I get carried away. This one is a little on the long side.

Yah think crazy and I thought I had it going on with a bucket and some bubbles grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0