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The next time the bubble box quits because you thought the batteries were good and you still have Ice in the cooler give this a try. Better then fishin with dead shrimp.

How To Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water


Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

Find a small ice cooler about 1 foot wide by 2 feet long. A styrofoam one will do just fine.
Fill the ice cooler half full of crushed ice.
Wet about one section (30 pages) of newspaper with the saltwater from the live shrimp tank.
Place this paper securely one top of the ice. Make sure no ice is showing.
Place the live shrimp you purchase on the newspaper with no water.
Place the lid on the ice cooler and let the shrimp chill down.
When you need a shrimp for bait, simply take one from the cooler. No water, no mess.

Tips:

The shrimp appear to go into some type of suspended state because of the cool down. When you place them on your hook and into he water, they immediately come back to life kicking.
This method will last all day, even in hot weather, as long as the shrimp stay damp and chilled, and as long as they do not come in contact with the icy water below them.
Keep the lid on that ice chest and drain the water frequently as the ice melts.

What You Need:
Small ice chest
newspaper
 

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Now if I can keep my Bud-Lite cold when I am mowing the lawn.
Thanks Koz-I will remember that tip.

By the way,while I was on vacation in Jersey over the holidays,went to a out door sporting goods store,Ramsey's,and bought one of them Atomics,$6.00(not too bad).I have used it once,no hook ups.They also had Wind-Cheaters on sale-$2.99 each.
Whadda Bargain!!!!!!!!!!

Tight Lines my friend
I am Out........
 

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6 Bucks now thats a great price Nserch4Drum.
Hope it hooks up the BIGGIN for ya.
Keep the Bud Lite cold and take care.
 

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another way that works is a good old coffee can, no water just drop them in put the lid on, and stick it down in the ice, just don't let the fresh water of the ice mix with them. I have used this many time when the livewell pump, or aereator hasn't been checked in a whil and in a hurry. It kept five doven jumbos alive for a 12 hour headboat trip out of Madeira on many an occasion. as well as a time or two in the heat of summer over here on the east coast as well. The secret I found is to take them out for a few seconds first befor using them. give them a chance to wake up and start kicking. Then the fish are more appreciative. Good Luck!




Three quarters of the earth is covered by water, so three quarters of our time should be spent fishing!!!!!:barf:
 

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I like the good old coffee can idea redfishjoebob:D
 
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