I catfish at least 2 times a week sometimes everyday and sometimes at night. I use a insulated bait bucket and aerator and a old salt 8 foot cast net and I always use shad for catfish as I find according to the size of the shad I have caught some great cats around 15-25 lb range and i find that the best way to present shad is fresh and this product accomplishes just that. I put the recommended amount in my 4.25 Gallon bucket fill the bucket almost to the top start the aerator then cast my net. Be sure to wet your hands before handling them but the first time I used this product I had 12 3-4 inch shad alive and I removed the last one 7 hours later and it was still alive and 100% healthy not one of those dozen died or was damaged in any way. if your bait bucket is not insulted after awhile put a few ice cubes in there to keep the temp down. Don't rock them around too much when transporting them to your fishing spot and use Shad-Keeper and I promise your bait will stay calm and healthy for as long as you need them.
July 29, 2012
Keeps bait fish healthy
Have long been frustrated with the rapid decline of bait fish in my live well (such as shiners) over the course of a fishing day. Not to mention if I try holding any over that I wasn't able to finish using until the next fishing day. This product produces a noticeable improvement in the health of my bait fish over the course of a fishing day and even the next. Any residual "scent" left on the bait doesn't seem to have adversely affected the number of bass that I land.
June 13, 2012
Verdict Still Out
When the product arrived by mail, the top was off of it lying in the box and the box was full of the product.Got all over my floor.
It remains to be seen just how effective this product is in the bait tank. I expected it to keep the foam off the surface better than it seems to. As to its effectiveness in removing ammonia, seems to work ok for that.
April 12, 2011
I have used this Shad Keeper for several years and it does the best job I have found. We fish Lake Texoma quite a lot and use live Shad. The keeper helps to keep them alive, even over night. I would recommend to anyone that wants to keep their live bait, alive and well.
April 1, 2013