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Baitwells / Livewells / Bait Tanks

Baitwells and livewells available for sale nationwide from Boat Depot, your live bait fishing headquarters. Be sure to browse our live bait plumbing kits and holding formulas for a top of the line and complete live bait system.

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AquaWorld 13 Gallon UltraTank
AquaWorld 13 Gallon UltraTank
Part: UT-13
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Size: 22.25"L x 13.75"W x 17"H
Online Price: $204.99
18 Gallon SuperBag with Brackets
18 Gallon SuperBag with Brackets
Part: SBW-18
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Online Price: $169.99
AquaWorld 20 Gallon High Profile Baitwell
AquaWorld 20 Gallon High Profile Baitwell
Part: 93-1334
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Size: 23.5"L x 14.25"W x 21.75"H
Online Price: $81.66
Aquaworld Model 30 Baitwell
Aquaworld Model 30 Baitwell
Part: 85-1663
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Size: 30"L x 16.25"W x 15"H
Online Price: $99.89
28 Gallon SuperBag with Brackets
28 Gallon SuperBag with Brackets
Part: SBW-28
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Online Price: $185.99
AquaWorld Model 24 Baitwell
AquaWorld Model 24 Baitwell
Part: 85-1640
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Size: 22"D x 23"H
Online Price: $89.99
Aquaworld Model 36 Baitwell
Aquaworld Model 36 Baitwell
Part: 84-1470
Manufacturer: Aquaworld Products
Size: 36.5"L x 18"W x 18"H
Online Price: $134.50
Kodiak 14 Gallon Round Pro Flow Bait Tank
Kodiak 14 Gallon Round Pro Flow Bait Tank
Part: PF-14
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 16.25"D x 23.25"H
Online Price: $257.49
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Kodiak 22 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Kodiak 22 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Part: PF-22
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 22"L x 17"W x 24.25"H
Online Price: $299.99
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Kodiak 24 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Kodiak 24 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Part: KA-24
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 20"D x 18"H
Online Price: $113.19
Kodiak 26 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Kodiak 26 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Part: KA-26
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 28"L x 16.375"W x 16"H
Online Price: $124.99
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Kodiak 30 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Kodiak 30 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Part: KA-30
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 23"D x 17"H
Online Price: $128.69
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Kodiak 32 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Kodiak 32 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Part: PF-32
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 26"L x 17.75"W x 26.25"H
Online Price: $325.95
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Kodiak 42 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Kodiak 42 Gallon Oblong Pro Flow Bait Tank
Part: PF-42-3-SP
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 21.75" x 29.25" x 32"
Online Price: $409.00
Kodiak 50 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Kodiak 50 Gallon Angler Series Bait Tank
Part: KA-50
Manufacturer: Kodiak Marine
Size: 29"D x 18"H
Online Price: $149.99
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig - Gray
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig - Gray
Part: 978000-Y
Manufacturer: Shingle Creek
Size: 16"L x 44"W x 13"H
Online Price: $199.95
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig Livewell - Blue
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig Livewell - Blue
Part: 978000-E
Manufacturer: Shingle Creek
Size: 16"L x 44"W x 13"H
Online Price: $199.95
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig Livewell - Green
Shingle Creek Toho-Rig Livewell - Green
Part: 978000-N
Manufacturer: Shingle Creek
Size: 16"L x 44"W x 13"H
Online Price: $199.95
KeepAlive 10 Gallon Round Bait Tank with KA500 Aerator
KeepAlive 10 Gallon Round Bait Tank with KA500 Aerator
Part: KA10460
Manufacturer: Keep-Alive
Size: 15.5"W x 15"H
Online Price: $238.99
KeepAlive 10 Gallon White Bait Tank
KeepAlive 10 Gallon White Bait Tank
Part: KA10000
Manufacturer: Keep-Alive
Online Price: $178.99
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Bait Tanks, Livewells, Baitwells, and Bait Pens

One thing anglers can’t get past if they want to use live bait is they have to be able to keep the little fish alive. That sounds pretty basic, but as I examine more baitwells, I’m continually bombarded by the fact that not all manufacturers devote much time or effort to getting this crucial component correct. Bait Tank, Livewell, and Baitwell are basically interchangeable terms.  If you really want to get into semantics, a bait tank or baitwell constantly circulates new water into the tank and old water out (open system), while Livewells recirculate the same water (closed system). Obviously, baitwells make for better, livlier and healthier bait.

Baitwell and live bait tank definitions begin with shapes. Sometimes shrimp and a few species of minnows will survive for a while in a square or rectangular baitwell, but round is the preferred shape. Oval is a reasonable second shape, but the corners must be well radiused and not short angles. Flowing water doesn’t turn corners well and, in short corners, the water flow misses some water deep in the corners and doesn’t get exchanged and re-oxygenated. Any bait that stays in this water will suffer a loss of oxygen, weaken and eventually die. A constant flow of water is needed to provide oxygen, but if the flow is too strong, as it is in most bait tanks, the baitfish become exhausted and die. Furthermore, tanks that fill at the bottom and overflow at the top push loose scales and residue into the path of circling bait, clogging their gills and ultimately suffocating them. For this reason, we highly recommend Kodiak Marine’s Pro-Flow Bait Tanks, which are considered the best in the market.

Whether you choose a plastic or fiberglass tank, a round, "trash-can style;' or transom-mounted "diaper bag" bait tank, the two most critical installation factors are the location of the water pickup and the type of pump you select. Through-hull intakes are the best, and the optimum location is in the center of the boat about three feet forward of the transom. With I/Os, the best location is usually in the forward part of the engine bilge compartment, where access for the fitting and seacock is normally excellent. Transom pickups should be securely fastened, and positioned so that prop and hull turbulence doesn't create problems with air locks. In fact, take care not to position any pickup behind hull irregularities or lifting strakes that may cause turbulence.To determine the proper bait pump, consult a professional.

We have baitwells and live bait tanks available for sale from the industry's leading manufacturers including KeepAlive, AquaWorld, Kodiak, Shingle Creek, C&M Marine, Chem-Tainer Industries and Rob's Reel Bait. We only carry the highest quality baitwells that have earned their reputation through years of dependable and reliable performance that serious anglers demand.

 
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