Frabill® Stumpy Min-O-Life Bucket or Leech Tote
I've used this bucket three times so far and love it. I've used it in 10 degree weather and it's insulation kept the shiners water temp. stable. The only issue is that if water gets on the cover in freezing temperatures, it can become frozen shut, but a couple minutes by the Buddy Heater took care of the problem. Highly recommeded, much better than the plastic or foam alternative.
January 31, 2011
I have used these for over 30 years and they are the best minnow bucket I have found. Very sturdy construction and love the styrofoam ring for floating in the river. I just tie off to either my rod holder or a tree and the minnows are fine. I used a dremel to make a notch in the lid for a BubbleBox areator hose so it would not pinch the hose and it works great. This style keeps turtles from getting your bait better than any pastic bucket.
August 22, 2010
Not too bad. Good idea but after a season the cover would not stay shut. I liked the whole idea of being able to float it in the water but when the lid wont stay shut you cant really float it unless you want to lose bait. Bait does seem to live a little longer in this bucket than the plastic bait buckets. Not that bad of a bait bucket.
March 25, 2008