Fish Storage Question for Long Fish

Hey guys, I am looking for a way to store kingfish, wahoo, large redfish, and other longer fish on a kayak, without having to break the bank on an expensive fish bag or cooler. I am willing to buy one as a last resort, but I plan on kingfishing out of a kayak soon, so I need a way to keep them fresh without having to run back to the beach each time I catch something. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,334 Moderator
    I had exactly the same problem, so i got this: http://www.basspro.com/Boone-Insulated-Bait-Bag/product/72224/
    but, it doesnt fit very well in my kayak when I am carrying a livewell, so it usually sits horizontal across the kayak (ends sticking out on either side) right behind my seat.
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  • ZimmerNoleZimmerNole Posts: 9,244 Officer
    jcanracer wrote: »
    I had exactly the same problem, so i got this: http://www.basspro.com/Boone-Insulated-Bait-Bag/product/72224/
    but, it doesnt fit very well in my kayak when I am carrying a livewell, so it usually sits horizontal across the kayak (ends sticking out on either side) right behind my seat.

    x2 I bought the same thing, with a 15% coupon awhile back. I just slide mine under the bungees up front on the bow. It limits me getting into my front hatch while on the water, but I never really need to get in there anyway.

    4-5 frozen water bottles and you're good to go. Sometimes, if I have time I just fill up tupperware with water the night before and freeze them. Nice big 'ole blocks of ice that last all day :-)
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  • kayakfrankkayakfrank Posts: 797 Officer
    Those fish bags are nice indeed. I have a bait bag, which is basically the same dimensions, zipper and all. Bass Pro has various sizes available, depending on your needs. They start at $40 & up. Lately what I carry with me is a thick bath towel, which is sewn on 3 of the sides, leaving an opening in one end only. When I land a keeper longer fish, it goes in this towel, and I maintain it wet for the couple of hours I'm usually out. If I am going to be out for a longer period of time, I may put in some frozen H2O bottles inside. The downside is that once you get back to your vehicle, you will have one hell of a slimy towel! That's why I always have a cooler inside my van for this. By the way, braided line sews real nice here.:)
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  • Android77Android77 Posts: 488 Deckhand
    Read your possession and size limitations on redfish you can't keep large ones. 18 to 27" is the slot limit. There are several fish that have slot limits and possession limits on number over a certain size. Sports authority's usually have the Fish and Game pamphlets for free.
  • Guitarshredder1Guitarshredder1 Posts: 354 Officer
    Android77 wrote: »
    Read your possession and size limitations on redfish you can't keep large ones. 18 to 27" is the slot limit. There are several fish that have slot limits and possession limits on number over a certain size. Sports authority's usually have the Fish and Game pamphlets for free.

    Thanks, I wasn't thinking when I made the redfish statement...
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  • Poseidon10/31Poseidon10/31 Posts: 936 Officer
    I got one of these to strap on the bow and it works great. http://www.liquidsurfandsail.com/index.cfm?page=detail&catID=792&productID=15532
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