Jump to content
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Lusid

Anyone try: Ice Well - Floating Live Well

Recommended Posts

Saw this item in a Fleet Farm Ad

They have a 7" version and a 9" version. Cost is around 23~ or so

Quote:
Floating Livewell

• Keeps fish fresh - not frozen

• Closed cell foam keeps bag afloat

• Velcro closure

• Convenient carrying straps

• Durable ventilated mesh

• Also keeps live bait fresh

• Great for summer applications

• Collapses for easy storage

• 9" Diameter for a 10" Ice hole

• 7" Diameter for a 8" Ice hole

• 33" Deep

• Fish will NOT pull it down the hole!

full-22855-28686-6321031.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got one years ago. Yes, it does work and the fish cannot get away. Keeps them alive too.

You will need to add some weight to the bottom of the bag to get it to go down the hole.

I used mine for maybe 2-3 trips and it now sits on a shelf in the shop. Been on the shelf for the past 2-3 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two of my buddies bought them.

They no longer have them..........

One of them had it freeze into the sides of the hole (over night in a wheelhouse). Ended up ripping it to peices getting it out.

My other buddy put way too many fish in it (30-40 crappies) (Wisconsin two person limit is 50). A lot of the fish's fins got stuck in the mesh and he had a heck of a time getting the out........... he was so frustrated mad that he just slit the bag end to end to get them out eek

Both came to the conclusion that these would be best to use in a 10" hole. And would work great if the bottom had a way to open it (zipper/velcro).

When it comes down to it, nothing is easier or as simple as a bucket with some slush or snow in it..... and a lid if they are jumpy smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was eyeing them up for years but never pulled the trigger. Looks like a good idea, I have heard a lot of variable reviews on them. I know one thing that used to commonly come up in those reviews were when trying to remove the fish, their fins would always get stuck in the netting, I think this year they added a zipper up the side to help with that issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was eyeing them up for years but never pulled the trigger. Looks like a good idea, I have heard a lot of variable reviews on them. I know one thing that used to commonly come up in those reviews were when trying to remove the fish, their fins would always get stuck in the netting, I think this year they added a zipper up the side to help with that issue.

I agree on the zipper. The way the livewell are set up now, you have take the fish out one at time and head first.

But I love having the fish alive all day and you do not have to hear them flopping in the bucket.

Also, gives the option at the end of the day to release the fish if there are not enough fish to clean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got one when they 1st came out and use it on long trips away from home. Works great and fish stay fress unless you put too many in it. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use mine quite a bit and its nice when I get home and my catch isn't froze solid. I have the 7" model and have had it filled 3/4 with gills and crappie. Yes it is tough to get to first couple fish out but once they fall through the rest usually come out rather nicely. I'm bummed when I don't bring it. I've had it since they came out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had one of the first ones and loved it. Mine blew out of the back of my Ranger on LOW this winter. I think the replacement with the zipper will be even better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was really excited when this first came out, but haven't used mine in a couple years. I agree with the posters that said it works best in a 10" hole. I had one and used it in an 8" hole. If you had more than a couple fish in it they would die because they couldn't move around. Looks like some have had success with the bigger hole though.

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  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Probably something like electric cars that was never going to happen!  Only the future will know.
    • scary interesting...
    • Article on WSJ.com today about a European clean meat startup getting nearly $9 million in funding from Merck. With big pharma in the game, is there really any doubt it will be on store shelves soon? The cattle and pork industry better come up with a "pink slime" type of name for this, or they can kiss their herds goodbye. Franken Meat? https://www.wsj.com/articles/startup-producing-cell-grown-meat-raises-new-funding-1531738800?mod=hp_lista_pos4
    • sorry, quoted wrong post.   If one quotes a quote, the system messes up the attribution
    • Water that doesn't come out of a plastic bottle.
    • That's YOUR opinion.    Just remember, everything is fine, in moderation.
    • I do it, have experience with both homers and shooters. I am not a die hard as I was a few years ago but will get back into more when I get a new pup here in the near future.   The birds are not to bad to care for just need food and water. My experience and most troubles have been trying to keep critters out of the pigeon loft. Mink etc like to wreak havoc and it sucks when you lose all your birds to a stupid rodent. Especially the homers after you put in all the work to get them coming back. I haven't had any issues keeping birds at home by the dogs. Best part with the homers is if I train away from home, most times the birds are back home in the loft before I get back lol.   As for working the dog, you probably want to invest in a bird launcher as well especially since your dogs a pointer. Not sure how steady your dog will be or what kind of prey drive it will have. Hopefully you letting it chase birds already didnt cause any issues. I would just slowly introduce them to the pigeons. Might even start with just clipping some flight feathers and throw it in an open area and see how your dog reacts and go from there.   It should point naturally but just use the launcher to steady the dog up. Just look up methods with a check cord etc. when using the launcher. If you want them steady to flush or steady to shot that's up to you but that's way down the road yet. Some of that  pointing should come natural but with this dog being a little older you never know what your gonna get but never too late to start either I guess.    good luck
    • Maybe, We have some of that disease in the family. I'm of the opinion that if you are diabetic the kind of beer you should drink is NO BEER. 
×