Bass Pro Shops Collapsible Fish Baskets
its a keeper
I clean my fish in the lake (gaters like it that way) some times I do not have my lemit so I keep them over night in my basket. the next morning before I leave the marina its back in the live well. When fly fishing it strays in the bow with me. Its a long way to the live well, makes keeping bluegill easy.If anything happens to my basket I will order a new one that night. I live in a fish camp in Florida and fish 5&6 days week.
July 3, 2010
Baskets will Last
I Purchased a Small Floating Basket A While Back,It's been a life saver for My Fishing Trips But as with any fishing gear one must take the time to take care of it, the other reviews complained about rust, well the first thing i do when i get off the lake is put my fish on ice in a separate cooler & hang my Basket up to completly dry before storing it away & before my next trip I check my Basket for rust,holes,or broken lids or springs, to this day Ive never lost a fish in this basket & ive been fishing for close to 35 years, Iam moving up to a jumbo basket cause it holds a lot of panfish & most important IT DOES'NT SINK, take care of your gear & it Will Take care of you.
August 6, 2007
Large Collapsible fish basket - rust out
I leave my fish basket in a shallow - very warm water lake - for month's at a time.
This basket was in the water about 3.5 months and I lost a 3 lb catfish - before I noticed a large hole in the side - due to rust. Apparently the fish had better eyes than I do :) (or it pushed on a small hole and made it bigger)
Then found several more holes in the bottom which explained why I felt I had about 16 Bream on a previous fishing trip - to only find 10 fish in the basket.
I know the water in this shallow lake gets 'hot' but I expected the basket to last longer.
Now have built a fishing pen - since I can't find a 'plastic' basket
July 4, 2006
Rust Rust Rust
In less than a year this product was totally rusted out and useless. The hole that rusted in it allowed some nice fish to escape before I even noticed it. When I ordered this item, it was listed in the catalog as being of aluminum. (which was why I ordered that particular one - since aluminum does not rust.) However, it was clearly carbon steel instead of aluminum. At least the catalog now mentions that it is carbon steel. Ordinary steel is not an appropriate material to make fish baskets out of as the fine wire will rust away in no time at all. Fish baskets should really be made of stainless steel.
June 15, 2006