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Old 02-15-2019, 05:02 PM
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What are the best weighted chum bucket set ups you have created or seen?
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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I've got a weighted pot that looks like a small crab pot but a lot of the time I just use an old downrigger ball and tie the bag to it.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:36 AM
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Milk crate with half a brick in it, or a 5 gallon bucket, holes drilled in it, with another brick. They’re not pretty at all but they get the job done
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My local tackle store sells these although you can make them if your handy with wire cage material. It measures 12" X 12" X 10" high. I can fit purchased 7 lb. blocks of chum in it. Or I can drop in some of my own frozen gallon size (or larger) blocks. As shown in the second picture, I cable tied a lead diver weight inside so I can keep the cage on the bottom for Cobia fishing. Its also easy to clean and store.

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go to home depot and get a bucket with the twist top.....drill bit of your choice and make a bunch of holes...use rope with washers to make a strong enough handle.....add 15-20lb weight.....easy to store/transport and cleans up easy, just don't dump your weight overboard
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Originally Posted by End Game View Post
just don't dump your weight overboard
lol. Yes, I have done that several times. Now I make sure my weight is secured to the chum container.
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where/what’s the name of your local tackle shop?

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Originally Posted by End Game View Post
go to home depot and get a bucket with the twist top.....drill bit of your choice and make a bunch of holes...use rope with washers to make a strong enough handle.....add 15-20lb weight.....easy to store/transport and cleans up easy, just don't dump your weight overboard

Wow 15-20 lbs. of weight is a lot more than I anticipated. I was thinking 5-10.
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what about tying a weight to a nylon rope, then just tying an onion sack chum bag to the weight?
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Originally Posted by Yellow Fever View Post
what about tying a weight to a nylon rope, then just tying an onion sack chum bag to the weight?
I did that last year after I lost my Chum pot. The Chum already came in an onion sack so I just clioped it to a 5lb anchor and dropped it down. May not be a good idea in sharkier waters though.
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I bought this one for winter flounder fishing but only used it once I think. Measures 7" diameter x 9" tall and weighs about 5 lbs. There's lead in the bottom and also some in the top ring.

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We use a 5 gallon bucket with holes drilled in it and 10lbs of free weights added to the bottom. Works great.
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Bayviews,

where/what’s the name of your local tackle shop?

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RW's Sport Shop in Callao VA

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RW's Sport Shop in Callao VA

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Same here with the 5 gal bucket. Window weight used to get it down. Have had it for over 10 years.

Tip: file the burs off of the drilled holes
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
I bought this one for winter flounder fishing but only used it once I think. Measures 7" diameter x 9" tall and weighs about 5 lbs. There's lead in the bottom and also some in the top ring.

I’ve seen thes before, but they didn’t look big enough to fit a decent size block of frozen chum
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Originally Posted by Yellow Fever View Post
what about tying a weight to a nylon rope, then just tying an onion sack chum bag to the weight?
I do this with a downrigger ball. I've also used a few 20 oz leads. I've even used a cinderblock before.
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Originally Posted by BTL View Post
I did that last year after I lost my Chum pot. The Chum already came in an onion sack so I just clioped it to a 5lb anchor and dropped it down. May not be a good idea in sharkier waters though.
Good call on the sharks. Didn’t think about the milk crate being a shark cage. Cow nose rays have been my biggest nuisance, but there are definitely sharks too.
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I have a bunch of window counter-weights I drop in the bucket before filling with chum. Bucket with holes inside bucket with no holes. Grind chum straight into the buckets, freeze with weights already in it. Outer bucket keeps the mess out of the freezer/boat.
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i made one just like this, use a mushroom anchor on the bottom. I feel with it standing upright with a tight line it gets a bigger spread of the chum. The pic isnt mine but made one just like it. Easy to build just make sure you use the largest pipe so the frozon slab and slide in easy.

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