Bass Pro Shops® Collapsible Fish Baskets
Great Large Fish Basket
I bought large size basket to hold catfish from 4-8 ponds. I catch these fish in late spring and early summer and use the basket until the heat runs me off of the lake. I have a 25 gallon fabricated live well in the jon boat I use, but on good days, it fills up pretty fast. So the large basket serves as the back up plan. I have used these since the early 60's and have always had good service out of them. They all lasted a long time if they were rinsed and hung to dry after use. I always tied the bottom shut to prevent fish lose and turtle entry. On occasion we used small inner tubes as floats around the funnel of the basket. If you move your boat with a trolling motor while fishing, the basket could be towed directly behind the boat and the tube would hold your fish up. This way allows the boat move straight, but does put drag on the boat. Just remember to pull the basket in before the start the gas motor. Good luck!
May 11, 2014
Have bought several of these baskets over the years. The metal has gotten thinner and thinner. I fish several times a year and, if I am lucky, the mesh lasts six months, but usually before that it will start coming apart and suddenly I am practicing 'catch and release', if you know what I mean.
September 30, 2013
not what I needed
When I clap this basket to my boat it"s very crooked and not very tight. Would not recommend!
August 3, 2013
jost what I wanted
I just got it and have not used it yet, but it is just the size that I need.
May 11, 2013