[/b]Portable Bait Well | Homemade Bait Tank
I will be connecting this to my Raw Water Wash down
With the prices of these polypropylene tanks, I couldn't justify the cost based on the amount of time I would need one. I also wanted one that I can remove or store up front. We've seen them made out of trash cans. which I was going to do until Capt Joe gave me a 55 gallon drum and explained the benefits of using it.
Here are the steps I took to make it.I purchased the kit from here
. Bait Tank Plumbing
With a Jig saw, I cut the drum at the top band,
this was close to the suggested 2.5 inches above the 35 gallon mark.
I then removed 2.5 inches of the piece I cut
off, this is where the drum started to taper.
I inverted the band and placed it into the drum
, fastening it with 4 SS screws.
This also creates a baffle for splash.
The kit came with instructions on the best locations for the fittings.
The lid can be used to make the top, but I am getting a 24" inch piece of 1/2 Polypropylene and will be making a top for it. with a SS piano hinged door. There is now a large enough lip to screw the top down.
I will post the complete pictures in a day or 2.
Thanks for the insight Capt Joe.
These drums can be found at Car washes and pool supplies.