What I will be doing with it is having in the boat this fall for redtails and creek chubs. I want to take the minnows from my aeration tank system in the shop to a tank in the boat leaving them there while I fish and then bringing them back to the aeration system in the shop. Currently I four five gallon pails of water in the box of my pickup in which I put flow troll minnow buckets into while transporting, then when on the lake fill the livewell and put the flow trolls into the livewells for the day of fishing. Any suggestions is appreciated.
Originally Posted by Stripehunter
Be careful what tanks you look at. Many of the 'original' sunshine/creek bank/vest type designs are for keeping shad/herring. Those baits require a circular flow to stay happy, as they must swim to keep breathing. The circular flow allows them to swim in place like a lap pool. For other baits like trout, fatheads, shiners, etc. that circular flow may be too much and stress them. If not keeping shad/herring, the current greyline design would be the best of the 3 (and the least effective at keeping shad, unless you add another pump to make the flow circular).
The best answer is, what you need depends on what kind of bait you are keeping, how many, and how long you need to keep them.