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Old 09-29-2021, 07:37 PM
msobie64 msobie64 is offline
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Default Livewell overflow screen ?

In my 2001 fisherman my overflow drains overboard for my front livewell but the inside doesn’t have any sort of cover or screen it’s just a 1 3/4 threaded opening. Is there a cover that goes on here that would keep bait from swimming out? I’ve never really used it but have recently been thinking of using it for bait.
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:29 PM
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A bait bag will keep your minnows from swimming away. Also make it easier to get one when needed rather than chase them all aroud the livewell.

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Old 09-30-2021, 12:37 AM
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If you have an overflow tube; these screens that are normally used on a clothes washing machine drain hose do a very good job to keep minnows from swimming out of the livewell.

Uncoil one, stretch it to the shape you wish and then use a plastic tie to clamp it in place on the drain tube.

If you don't have a drain tube in your livewell, but only an open hole, then pick up a drain tube that tightly fits the hole and slip the screen on the end.

Take care
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:49 AM
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Find a minnow bucket that will fit in it..
As you know...it is a straight shot out the side. The reason there is no screen is so it can't get blocked by debris like dead minnow,etc... that the fish puke up.
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