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Keeping live shiners in a kayak.

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I'm a generally a lure man in the salt, but I wanna try for some lake trout this year and a friend told me to try live shiners. How do you guys keep them alive in a kayak? I've heard bait bucket in the water, mesh laundry bag with pool noodle in the water,  or a bucket with a bubbler on board. The water's still pretty cold right now. Will they die if I keep them in the water?

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I've done it from time to time.. not for trout  but lmb fishing..

 

 went to Petco bought a battery operated bubbler and hooked it up to a 3 gallon bucket.... worked fine.

 

 

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I use an Engel bait cooler. Living in Florida and summer heat, the shrimp stay alive all day and the water stays the same temp as the bait shop had given you. 

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I’ve used a small cheap plastic Frabill bait bucket with the flip top lid. Works fine for a dozen or so shiners and small enough that it can be stored between your legs for easy access. Costs around $5. 

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On 4/9/2019 at 9:55 PM, Bigred78 said:

I use a normal bait bucket tied to the back of the boat. I just drag it inside every time i move spots.

exactly...

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