Trophy Anglers' Tackle Co.

It is well known that across the country we have seen an explosion of various invasive species. Zebra mussels, spiny water flea, and Eurasian water milfoil to name a few. Here in Minnesota it may be necessary to have your boat steam cleaned before you can launch. Or perhaps throw very costly bait on the ground or in the garbage because of the uncertainty as to where the water in your bait bucket came from. Oh yes, it happens all the time. They even have large containers to hold the gallons of wasted bait. The potential to have any number of invasive species in a minnow bucket are there, especially if we are lake hopping from known infested waters. So more money gone in the effort.

Millions upon millions of dollars are spent every year in an attempt to stop the spread of invasive species, yet they continue to increase in population and advance in range  in spite of all the efforts. But, that's no reason not to try. As the adage says, necessity is the mother of all invention, and a very simple device can be used to help stop the spread of invasive species, and save the bait. That device is the Trophy Anglers' Livewell. You can have your cake and eat it too.

Rather than only randomly pour out bait containers so the water does not enter the system, we can pour out all bait containers at the lakeshore through the Trophy Anglers' Livewell and then save the bait by placing in the lake. Fresh bait can then be put into bait containers using the water from the current lake. Or just use the Trophy Anglers' Livewell as your bait container. We now have fresher bait and we can help stop the spread of invasive species.

Written by Mick Nelson — October 04, 2015