View Full Version : Fishing eels 7/26 iron Ship Virginia ?
07-25-2009, 05:09 PM
Headed out to the iron ships in the morning, just wanted to know what yall do to keep your eels alive? Was thinkin about putting them in a wet towell and placing them in a cooler on some ice. From waht I was told thay dont stay alive in non ariated water. Targeting Cobias, and what ever else will jump on the line !
07-27-2009, 06:20 AM
Navyidc, I have a floating mesh style bucket container to keep the eels in. I just put a wet rag in it and keep it behind the seat. Just dip it every hour or two and the eels will last forever. The rag is there to grab the eel to hook.
I don't remember, where I picked up the bait container, but it works great, for all kinds of bait!
07-27-2009, 08:19 AM
Aquaskinz makes a eel bag,i just hang it over the side on a clip just enough to let the water splash it.
07-28-2009, 11:56 AM
put each eel in plastic bag. makes it easy in hooking them. hook thru bag. put bags on nice to keep fresh. no fancy stuff is required....
07-30-2009, 06:33 AM
Keep em cold and wet. Put a block of ice with newspaper or burlap over it add your eals and a rag to grip them. The cold will slow down their metabolism helping to keep them alive, it will also slow them down making them easier to get a hook through. Once they hit the water they will liven up.
In the past I had a 25 gal live well in the back of my truck for bunker. Tried to keep eels in it once, they slimed the entire works so bad I had to replace the aerator and hose.
07-31-2009, 10:53 PM
small cooler with ice. dry rag or sand will help with hooking them.
08-08-2009, 11:13 AM
I use one of those mesh zippable laundry bags that the ladys put their delicates into. Clip it with a big snapswivle and leash to the yak. They go into the bag at the bait shop, toss them into a bucket for the trip to the water, eels go over the side, slime drains away and it's easy to grab one with a scotchbrite pad that remains with the bag at all times (so you never forget it).
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