Are you over spending endless money on costly rapalas, lures, grubs, and jigs only to have them lost to rocks, fish or seals after a day on the water? Are you tired of going home with an empty hatch at the end of the day because you had the wrong lure with the wrong colour and size to bring home a great catch? Or are you bummed that you didn’t catch anything because the DIY “live bucket” you used to keep your bait fish alive didn’t have enough oxygen circulating so the fish were too weak and sluggish to do their job when you dropped them in the water?
If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, our Live Bait Tankwell is here to help you bring your A-game to the water. Not only does using strong swimming live bait from an oxygenated tankwell bring down your running costs and allow for financial saving, you also up your chances of filling your hatch with a much more enticing live lure that does most of the work in the water for you, freeing up your time and energy even more.
How does it work? Simply hit the ‘on’ switch and a high-output pump begins to circulate aerated water to keep your bait alive. It’s battery operated, with an added bonus being the ability to recharge your battery (battery and charger are not included). The adjustable downspout controls water levels by draining excess water in the 23-litre tankwell. When you’re done for the day, hit the ‘off’ button, pull the release valve to drain the water, and rinse the inside with some fresh water.
Included in the kit is two vertical rod holders with mounting brackets already fitted to the back of the tankwell. Heavy-duty webbing straps ensure your live bait well is securely fitted to your cargo area.
Made to sit in the cargo area of Vanhunks Shad, Pike, Mahi Mahi, and Orca kayaks, installation onto the kayak is easy via the existing scupper holes at the stern. The tank itself — without water or bait — weighs just 6,2kg with a width of 43cm, height of 34cm, and length of 51cm.
We think your dream of catching that trophy fish from your kayak or boat just got a bit closer.
- High flow self-priming pump
- Adjustable webbed straps with latch clips
- Bungee cord securing the battery compartment
- Easy access, water tight power box
Free flow water channels beneath unit
Length: 51cm / 20″
Width: 43cm / 16″
Depth: 34cm / 13″
5mm polyethene plastic