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Old 05-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default GOT TO BE AWAY TO TRANSPORT Bunker aka Pogies

I go to Long Island all the time in the Spring for the monster Bass in Long Island Sound....It is where I grew up and this time of year we do beyond good !!

The Bunker/Pogie are ALL OVER the place....We get over a 100 every morning.....They stay around Manhasset bay in Long Island all summer.....As a lot of us know Bunker were scarce around Gloucester this past year...Macs were the ticket for Tuna, unless you found some pogie in Quincy area.....Anyone know a way I can make something for the back of my truck to transport LIVE bunker from NY to Mass ?????

3 1/2 hour ride ..... That way when friends come up to Tuna fish they could bring 10-20 for the weekend that I could keep live in my pen. Any thoughts ???
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My brother has a 50 gallon recirc self sustained bait tank that does decent for 20 or so pogies. He uses a product called keep alive made for tournament large mouth fishermen, as well as a little coffee creamer to help keep the foam down. I'm not sure of the manufacture of the tank, but is very nice, well insulated, and really pumps some water.
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kiddie pool ,pickup truck salt water ice ,an aireator, and a plastic tarp. a bilge pump to move the water around clear shrink wrap, and go...........
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Like Capt. Lyndon says above..... We keep / transport gizzard shad and alewives for freshwater striper fishing in filtered, aerated insulated bait tanks and I would think such a setup would work well for bunker / menhaden.

The tanks have a filtration system to get rid of the shad slime & scales and keep the water clean - and some form of aerator (I like a Dannco venturi) to keep good oxygen in the water. Some guys even add a O2 system for hard to keep baits.

A couple of mfgs...
Super Bait Tank II by Ron Vest
Creekbank Tanks (not making tanks now, but you can find them on Craigslist and on a number of the freshwater striper forums fairly frequently)
Greyline
BlueWater

For the freshwater shad we'll toss in a heaping handful of water softener salt per 10/gal of water in the tank, and then some ShadKeeper. Then use a drop or two of Foam Off (or some powered coffee creamer) to keep the foam down on the top so that the water can exchange gasses. For us the trick is to keep the temps cool in the summer months - but within 10 degrees or so of the water we'll be putting the bait back down into..... usually means adding a little (non-chlorinated) ice to the tank to get the temps down when filling the tank with surface water.

I know there is a charter captain on the Chesapeake Bay that uses one of these tanks for shad when fishing striper out there....
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone...I have my livewell in my boat, just hope one of these ideas would work in a 3 hour truck ride
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Tough to do with pogies. You're better off getting some of the local bait guys numbers and have them deliver to your pen. Several guys numbers are on the forum or to reach me, east of the canal- Justin 508-274-5101
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kiddie pool ,pickup truck salt water ice ,an aireator, and a plastic tarp. a bilge pump to move the water around clear shrink wrap, and go...........


Pogies are one of the hardest bait fish to transport and keep alive. 3 1/2 hours in a truck you are going to need more then a kiddy pool and some ice and pump.
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I don't think I would want to get caught transporting any kind of live fish accross state lines.
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I don't think I would want to get caught transporting any kind of live fish accross state lines.
Good point Dan
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