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fish hawk
Posted: Nov 09, 2018 - 04:36 pm


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QUOTE (slayet @ Nov 09, 2018 - 10:33 am)
do you do anything to protect live well pumps from freezing

Do Not use live well in November fishing!

I got two of them in my boat, but I don't use either one in freezing temperature.

I take a cooler with me and and I keep the perch I catch in that cooler. They stay alive all day with a little water in the cooler. Dump the water before you are heading home.

If you are using live bait ( shiners) just use a live bait bucket. I put special insulation around my bucket, helps shiners to survive even on ice fishing trips in the winter.

My shiners are alive , even in the winter.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 08:12 am


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QUOTE (modsqad @ Nov 05, 2018 - 01:03 pm)
Live minnows on small jig heads were the key. If you don't have live minnows don't bother going out. We went through 4 scoops between 3 guys in about 4 hours.

Good luck



In the Fall I like to use minnows for perch fishing. But I found out any type of minnow will work. Live, dead, salted, they take them all.

I also found that minnows will out fish plastic.

The only problem I have using minnows in November is that my hands/fingers get cold from cold water and wind.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 08:53 pm


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QUOTE (slayet @ Nov 09, 2018 - 10:33 am)
do you do anything to protect live well pumps from freezing

I put 3/4 threaded galvanized end caps with some Teflon tape over my livewell Intake ports. You just need to remove the strainers. Keeps water out of someone accidentally throws the switch on. 3/4 size works on standard Atwood intake ports and will thread right on. You can suck some RV antifreeze up with the pump if you like first. I just made sure the boat was well drained before capping.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 05:12 pm


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Good advise porkpie. Do you think that the live well pumps are self draining or does water stay between the pump and the live well

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Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 07:09 pm


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QUOTE (slayet @ Nov 11, 2018 - 05:12 pm)
Do you think that the live well pumps are self draining or does water stay between the pump and the live well





I think most of the pumps are self draining. I never used any caps or blocked the water intake on my boat. But what I do is I make sure the water is drained well on the ramp when I take the boat out.

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