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May be a dumb question, but i have used shad keeper in my livewell, it is almost imposible to get it all out. Will this product hurt bass or can it acctually be good for them
 

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Im not sure if it is good or bad for bass. I have read about the product and most of things it does will be beneficial to bass. However there are two things it does taht I am unsure of, one is "Keeps Bait Frisky" and the other is "Hardens Scales"
I thinik it depends on how the product keeps bait frisky in order to know if this is going to be good or bad for bass. And the same goes for the hardening of the scales. How this is done I believe will also determine its affect on a bass.

There is no way you can stick a hose in your live wells, plug the live wells, fill em up and then let them drain. Maybe do that a couple times. If there is any sort of coating on the livewell walls from the Shad Keeper, get a clean cloth and rub the walls down as the livewell is fill and/or draining.

I think if you rinse your livewells a time or two and then use a good livewell additive for the bass when ya put those in it next, you should be good to go.
 

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Im sorry i can get it all out after i come home and have the boat out of the water i should have elaborated a bit, It is almost impossible to get all the Keeper out when i am on the lake for a week trip and use the keeper the first day or 2 then drain the live wells while im there and have never taken the boat out of the water. but i clean the well on a regular basis otherwise.
 

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I bleach my live wells after every three or four uses. I take a scouring pad and scrub the pee out of it. Than rinse it real well. It works for me. I use the green keep alive additive.
 

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You need to be careful using chlorine (bleach) in the live well as it will poison fish.
Use a dechlorinate from a tropical fish store, before putting bass into the live well. I mix 3 table spoons of baking soda to a 5 gallon pail of warm water to rinse the live well after fishing. This keeps the live well from becoming contaminated and fresh for the next trip.
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I like to rinse my wells with tap water at home and when I get to the lake I rinse the wells with lake water. Then pump out and refill.
 
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