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How could we improve upon a wildly popular industry standard? Well, we listened to our customer's feedback and implemented two important changes. First, we replaced the standard "hang tray" with an all-new pull net. This new feature makes fetching your bait and changing water a breeze...and it's designed to withstand wear and corrosion. Second, we moved the air tube port from the edge of the sidewall up into the lid. This should allow you to fill/use more of the box capacity, while also cutting down on the small overflow splashes that result from allowing the cooler to vent around the air tube. Our powerful 2-speed 2X2 Air Pump keeps the water fully aerated, while the insulated cooler shields expensive bait from the elements. Plug into your car or boat's cigarette lighter using 12V adapter to run the pump overnight and keep bait fresh for the next morning.
I just purchased it and what a great product. I highly recommend it. My friend has a Home Depot water cooler. He drilled a hole in the top and mounted an aerator in it. I thought this was a great idea but decided to look online. For less money, I purchesed the Engel cooler.
I wanted to use this several times before writing an honest review. I use this on the coast for live shrimp, and it has worked good so far at keeping 1 quart of bait alive! Anymore shrimp would be too many for this size! There are 2 things that need improving for the rather high cost Of this product. The hinges are plastic, and the lid doesn’t have a stop to keep it from leaning back when open! I can already see stress marks. Only a matter of time before they break, and I’m sure quite expensive. Without hinge it’s useless as it would allow water to slosh out. Note the pump IS NOT water proof, or even resistant. So make sure to clean out inside after each use. Screws rusted on pump after first trip, and batteries had saltwater on them. I always wash my equipment due to heavy salt water.
Works better than i thought it would. Keeps my minnows nice and lively. The air pump stopped working only after three and a half weeks. But I called customer service and received a new one on the mail in two days. Great service. I would buy again and recommend to anyone looking for a quality product from a quality company!
Fantastic Bait Cooler, but I'm still a little disappointed
The 19-Qt. Engel bait cooler is really fantastic; I recommend it highly to you. It is well engineered and made solidly. The Scheels price was great, too, and their delivery was very quick. But, I'm still a little disappointed. Scheels placed their paper price tag right on top of the Engel bait cooler label. The price tag doesn't peel off easily. When I did finally get it off, being as careful as possible, it still left a big blemish and small hole on the otherwise attractive label. If you don't care about appearance (after all, it is just for bait!), it doesn't really matter. But, this could have been easily avoided if the Scheels people had just placed the label in a better location and not right smack dab on the front of the label. Oh, well.
Keeps bait well. My only complaints are the latches are not the best and the aerator is very loud. I probably will switch out both eventually. The left net is awesome and the cooler is Overall well designed.
This is an awesome cooler. I had minnows in it for 2days in 95 degrees and they never got hot. I’m sure they would have gone another 3days. 19qt is a great size. I would definitely buy again from Scheel’s. Great price.
The cooler is the perfect size for bait fish. Easily transportable and can use batteries or DC plug to run the 2 speed aerator. Holds temperature well even in hot heat days. The inside had a handy net making it easy to get your bait in hand faster. The size we chose was perfect for us.
The ONLY issue with this bait box is when you do put the air tube in, you have to be super careful EVERY time you close the lid that you dont pinch the air tube shut. So EVERY time you get a minnow out, it's like trying to make sure the light goes off when you close the refrigerator. You just have to trust you didnt pinch it shut. Other than that. best ive seen in all other aspects.
The battery operated pump is little noise, but doesn't bother me. Keep the minnows lively and alive. Now that I have one it is worth keeping them alive. Use a electric pump at the cabin between fishing trips.
This things is awesome ! Have used it 3 times so far and haven’t had a minnow die yet ! I bought the AC adapter and keep it aerating all the time and put ice in to keep the water cool as necessary. Have kept the minnows for an average of 3 days so far with no issues. Built in net may be the best feature.