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IMO: a better,safer and cheaper alternative to the high end stuff...
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here you go mooch
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I don't get it...  Which is better?  Bait tube or tank?  Also, won't the tube creat drag? 


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Sorry I don't have any pictures of my tube but it pretty much looks like yours Mooch. ABS with a bunch of holes in it. I agree that the tubes are awesome for sardines, smelt, shiners etc. etc.  but I do think the bait tank has it's place if you are fishing live chovies.

In my experience the chovies don't last very well in a bait tube. I wouldn't bring the bait tank out on the ocean much but for pounding sand in the sf bay or monterey for halibut with a small scoop of chovies I think the bait tanks are hard to beat.

Have any of you had success with anchovies in a bait tube? I think my tube is 4" diameter maybe another size works better?


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Which is better?  Bait tube or tank?

For any kind of bait besides sardines, I prefer the bait tube.

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Also, won't the tube create drag? 

IMO: if you leave enough of a leash out, you'd hardly notice it. (my leash lines up directly behind my Stearn)


*IMO - I personally don't like the extra weight that a bait tank puts on the kayak. The kayak becomes top heavy - a dangerous thing on a choppy day.

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Mine is the same as Mooch's I have an additional line on the back of the tube so I can keep in tight to boat if needed (like running through kelp). I've had good luck with all baits in the tube. You really only need 3-4 baits. You can always jig up more. Works like a champ. cheap and effective. I also rig the rounded cap end facing fwd. The threaded end is at the rear. The curved cap in front seems to snag less kelp, etc.
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Working on A couple more designs! I want one with very little drag and one that does not twist.


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my bait tube last year worked great with sardines. as long as you de-burr i think they're gold. anchovies, not so sure.


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For any kind of bait besides sardines, I prefer the bait tube.

How about anchovies?  I guess both bassmanben and otter had issues with them.  I think I'll be doing a bit of hali fishing this year and they seem to like live anchovies.  I'm also trying to avoid forking out $200 for a tank...


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I did not try mine with chovies but my experience is they are very weak. It could work if you do not overfill the tube and do not handle them much. I got one random chovy last year mixed in with the sardines and he was fine, but that's not exactly a valid sample size.


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I did not try mine with chovies but my experience is they are very weak. It could work if you do not overfill the tube and do not handle them much. I got one random chovy last year mixed in with the sardines and he was fine, but that's not exactly a valid sample size.

I guess the tube is cheap enough that I can give it a go around.  Thanks for the input!


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Anybody ever tried one of these?

http://www.charkbait.com/cs/csdnets-baitmotel.htm

Sure looks like it would help with storage at the end of the day and I'm leaning towards the Lindy.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 05:33:16 PM by Metalhead »
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Fixin' to make one. How have you deburred the drill holes? Thinking of taping sand paper to a smaller diameter PVC - but that seems inefficient. 


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you can use a countersink drill bit

but i used the sandpaper on a stick method.

btw i forgot to post these crappy cellphone pics of mine earlier.  i had the same style as everyone else but had problems with the cap falling off and the bait escaping.  so i modified it with a door and a cheap hinge.  worked fine last year.



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