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#3147434 - 01/31/13 08:40 PM Minnow tank
lung-buster
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Was bored today and had 3 dozen minnows left from last week and decided to make them a short term home instead of turning the loose. Got 2 five inch bubble rocks going. Goin to pick up a filter next and make me one more tank also. Going to use frozen bottles for this summer or find an old chest freezer and tweek the thermostat.
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#3148172 - 02/01/13 11:29 AM Re: Minnow tank [Re: lung-buster]
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yep,it works,done it myself
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#3148278 - 02/01/13 01:19 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: Football Hunter]
hitek7
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You can get some good ideas from this
http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/207101-my-new-minnow-tank.html

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#3148447 - 02/01/13 04:31 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: hitek7]
TNLynn
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I have had bad luck cooling the water in the summer. They do great until you put them on a hook and throw them in hot water. Most crappie minnows will do fine in a shady spot without cooling as long as they are areated and most of the water is changed every few days.
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#3156222 - 02/08/13 12:43 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: TNLynn]
bone_cave
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LB did you fish tourney at Tims Ford this past wkend?
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#3156245 - 02/08/13 01:03 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: bone_cave]
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 Originally Posted By: bone_cave
LB did you fish tourney at Tims Ford this past wkend?
Nope. I don't fish tournaments much.

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#3160493 - 02/11/13 10:33 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: lung-buster]
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I've got a 300 gallon stock tank in my garage that has been converted into a giant bait tank. I used to use it to keep live stonerollers and crawfish before I got into fly fishing and stopped using bait very often. You could keep every crappie minnow in the state alive in that thing. I haven't used it in a long time though.

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#3160513 - 02/11/13 11:05 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: B.D.]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: B.D.
I've got a 300 gallon stock tank in my garage that has been converted into a giant bait tank. I used to use it to keep live stonerollers and crawfish before I got into fly fishing and stopped using bait very often. You could keep every crappie minnow in the state alive in that thing. I haven't used it in a long time though.

bd
good to hear from you again, would you ever sell that tank? not that I have the room for it though... wishful thinking. Usually easier for me to catch bait right before I go fishing anyway.
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#3170106 - 02/19/13 07:51 PM Re: Minnow tank [Re: catman529]
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A cold creek works better than anything.I have one of those Troll and Flow minnow buckets that I put in the creek when done fishing for the day.They usually keep for a month plus.
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