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Downthehole

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Maybe a dumb question but does anyone have a recommendation on a bait bucket for use on the ice? I've just realized that the bucket I have (the ones with the red top) will spill water everywhere if I put it on my sled and pull it up hill and down dale. I've seen an 8qt frabil bait bucket that looks like a cooler with a sealable top.

Any thoughts/suggestions.....I may be overthinking this...

Andy
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Check out the "dry hands minnow bucket" I have one and REALLY like it,I believe they are or used to be a sponsor on this site
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I have the frabill cooler type and they leak as well.

On erie we use a plastic coffee can with a hole in it for the areator. Then stick a Styrofoam minnow bucket in a 5 gallon bucket and put the container in it with the lid on. Thread the air hose through the Styrofoam lid and put that lid on with the areator on top then a lid on the 5 gallon bucket.

I know it seems like a bunch but we never have spills. (Maybe a little water in the Styrofoam container) never have frozen minnows and never drunk an areator. Always have live bait. Unless you forget fresh batteries. Lol done that too. We pull it behind the quad.


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yeah yeah   a plastic coffee can with the screw on lid is the ticket.
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Downthehole

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Thanks for the info guys.....much appreciated!
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I use a smaller size lunch cooler works grt n no spills


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I've used the plastic coffee cans, standard plastic & insulated minnow buckets and a large plastic 'thermos".  All have their pluses & minuses.  This season, I'm looking at Frabil's & Clams new entries in the bait hauler market.
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Yeah I usually just use a small plastic or Styrofoam bucket inside a 5 gal bucket. Keeps the water from splashing in my sled. I don't see the need to spend a bunch of money on a fancy bucket. But that's just me. ..


Downthehole

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I ended up getting. Frabil (looks like a cooler) last year....so far I like it...
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Hell I didn't notice that thread was started 2 years ago. Lol


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Hell I didn't notice that thread was started 2 years ago. Lol

I wondered why the thread came up again...lol
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People are bored and looking for anything to read would be my guess.


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 Check out Aerobait bucket i leave it in hotel room or truck and just take out what i need for that day and put  in little clam insulated portable !One D size battery lasted 4 days up at port clinton 2015 .


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Where do you find the Aerobait bucket?  I will try googling it what I am done here, but I would rather try to find one in a local bait shop or Wally Mart type store.
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