Bought a big orange cooler years ago, drilled a hole for the hose, hung the aerator on the handle, caught live bait, filled with water and a frozen plastic water bottle, the finger mullet would be stunned for a little but always came around, they last much longer in cooler water and seemed fine when they hit the surf again.
I've got a whole pile of those water coolers I've gotten for <$3 at yard sales and thrift shops over the years. Some are drilled for aeriator, some I just use to store fresh or cut bait. Can't beat them.
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