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Old 05-17-2019, 11:00 AM
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I am looking to buy a live bait cooler for keeping minnows. I am in between the Engle 19qt and the frabill mag 19qt. I like how the frabill has the pump built into the lid. I have been using a bucket with an aerator attached to the side, but keep breaking the clip on the bucket or the pump, but that is usually during ice season. I am looking for a 2 season set up. I am open to other suggestions as well.

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Old 05-17-2019, 02:47 PM
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Couldn’t tell you about the frabil, but I use my engle year round without any issues.
FYI- I use a frabil pump on my engle cooler.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:05 PM
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I use an Engle cooler as well and I think they are well made
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:19 AM
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I took an older but quality smaller size cooler and bought an aerator for twenty bucks that attaches to it. Works great for the money I have in it. Helps to have an insulated container in extreme hot or cold weather.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:02 AM
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Engle 19 qt x 2
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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I have the 13 engel like it a lot no problems. No opinion on the other no experience
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:47 AM
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My Engel 19 works really well. Like others have said...ditch the bubbler that comes with it and get a better one. I have a Hush Bubbles brand that attaches to the side of the cooler. It is both battery and 12v powered for when the cooler is on the boat. I also have a Frabill Aqua Life bubbler that is AC powered only for when the cooler is in the garage. I rotate a few frozen water bottles every day and only lose one or two minnows a day.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:32 AM
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My Engel 19 works really well. Like others have said...ditch the bubbler that comes with it and get a better one. I have a Hush Bubbles brand that attaches to the side of the cooler. It is both battery and 12v powered for when the cooler is on the boat. I also have a Frabill Aqua Life bubbler that is AC powered only for when the cooler is in the garage. I rotate a few frozen water bottles every day and only lose one or two minnows a day.
I misspoke........I have the 30.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:09 AM
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Also like my Engle, I think the latches are much sturdier.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:53 PM
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I just bought the frabill mag the cooler is nice but the bubbler quit working after about 5 minutes. If I tap on ther motor it goes for a few seconds and quits again.
Gonna exchange for a new one and give em one more chance
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