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Live Well Builds

Postby Steve » May Thu 25, 2017 8:36 am

My neighbor built one of these to keep minnows in. He offered to cut me a set of rings since he had a spare one. It's made from a septic riser cut into 3 pieces. Then the bottom and sides are covered with 1/4" screen. I covered the screws on the inside with silicone after I Dremeled them off. That way the fish are protected from the sharp screws protruding through. I put a plywood top that opens in half for a lid. It makes a great live well.

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Next is going to be a minnow live well made from a kitty litter container. As soon as it's done I'll post it here.
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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Daybreak » May Thu 25, 2017 11:02 am

That's a great build. It's the way to go when you fish morning and night. You only have to clean fish once a day. We built a big square one w/ the 1/4" screen for our panfish trips to Wisconsin about 20 years ago. As far as I know, it is still around today.
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Postby Greg2ha » May Thu 25, 2017 9:08 pm

I saved a stainless basket out of old washer to make something like it. Very nice.
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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Steve » May Fri 26, 2017 7:27 am

This thing is really light which is nice when you pull it out. I don't know how many times I've released my catch because I didn't want to clean 2-3 fish and nobody was close by to give the fish to. I started keeping them in the cooler live well on the boat. I used an aquarium pump to keep it oxygenated. With the weather getting warmer I was afraid they wouldn't survive. This was a great solution.
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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Steve » Jun Sun 18, 2017 2:32 pm

Sorry I haven't had time to get to this project until today. It's time for the minnow bucket live well.

Step 1: Get a Kitty Litter Container.
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Step 2: Use the labels as a guide to cut out the sides

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Step 3: Screw screen on to hold it in place.

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Step 4: Remember you're out of silicone. :bang More to come........
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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Steve » Jun Sun 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Step 5: Buy silicone and apply it to the edges of the wire. This will glue it to the bucket. I'll remove the screws in a day or so when it's dry. Then it's time to hang it on the dock and put the minnows from the minnow trap in it.

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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Greg2ha » Jun Mon 19, 2017 5:28 am

Great job Steve
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Re: Live Well Builds

Postby Steve » Jun Tue 20, 2017 6:15 am

Thanks. It doesn't look bad, works great and was cheap. All in all a fun little project. Today it starts holding minnows.
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