Post by drag4striper on Oct 25, 2017 12:36:08 GMT -5
While reading another post, I realized that several folks don't have a lot of room to store a hard plastic slime off tub. My self included. When I first started bait fishing I looked for an alternative... a flexible tub that can be folded up fairly small for storage. I found one at Wal-Mart and after using it for two years I have been happy with the results. They are called Tubtrugs. It has started to crack a half inch or so in a couple of places around the rim. But I feel sure ill get another year out of it. I have looked at Wally world since the purchase and have not been able to find them there anymore. But you can find them online, I have black in color now and would suggest a lighter color. I will get a light blue for my next one. I believe I paid around ten or twelve dollars for mine. Thought this suggestion might help someone. Oh, and they work well for filling your bait tank with water.
Yup - I have a yellow one I have been using for about a year now and absolutely love it.
FYI - when you try to fill it up by dipping it in the lake hold onto both handles in one hand. If you want a quick laugh, watch everyone else try to do it by holding one handle at a time or laying flat on the deck with one handle in each hand ;-)
I had a semi-flexible bucket once but it was still plastic based and more a pain to get in my main hatch - this looks a lot more flexible.
I like the wider / shallower version they have but it would require filling it via a different bucket I think and of course take more floor space (but would be easier to hit with the net when dumping bait in).
On the color - the downside or the black is it can be very hard to see the baits in a black tank/bucket when you are trying to net them out - especially at night....
A little off topic, but how long does slime-off take? Is it different for ales than gizzards? THanks
I've never really noticed Ales to slime off - I think its more used with them for purposes of culling out the better/bigger baits (or baits of a target size). Of course the less you can handle the baits - especially ales with their fragile scales, the better so sometimes you're best off just going straight to the tank.
As to how long for gizzards to slime - when Ive done it - which has not been often thus far - I usually leave them in the bucket for 5-10 min personally then transfer
I have the Extra large tubtrug from your chart. I like it as it is a large mouth which makes it easier to dump a net full into without splashing so many on the deck....downside is it is a bit more cumbersome to store but on my tri-toon that isn't much of an issue. I also keep my 2 go to cast nets in this bucket when not in use.
Edit - let me look at mine again when I get to the lake late this weekend...it may just be the large version.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2017 9:16:07 GMT -5 by coheasion