How To Pick Good Shad Bait Tanks

Use salt–rock salt or granulated salt–in your tank to replace the electrolytes that stress causes the shad to lose. It will also harden and bond the scales to your shad. Use about a cup of salt to each 30 gallons of water in your tank.

Use a chlorine killer if you use city water or ice made from city water. This is extremely important. Most city water is highly deadly because of the chemicals within it. You will find purchased distilled water a better option if that is possible.

If you have to use ice to keep your water below 65 degrees, you should add the ice gradually, because any sudden change in temperature can throw your shad into shock and kill them. That’s really all you need to do to have success with good shad bait tanks.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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