Vintage Sportfisher wire fishing basket for live fish, in very good clean condition. This is 12 1/2" in diameter, 21" long overall.
Besides carrying the fish and keeping them alive, the baskets serve to keep fish from flopping back in the water while you are getting ready to go home.
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Live fish in basket at fish market
Pond Fish Stringer VS Basket to keep alive
Keeping one on hand along with a working live well can be very helpful in your quest to fill your freezer with fresh tasting fish. What will you do with your fish from the time you catch them until you clean them? You have two basic choices - put them on ice, or keep them alive via a stringer or live well. As opposed to actively fishing (assuming you don’t have any fish hooks), a fish basket trap is, for the most part, a one-time calorie and time expenditure. Aside from checking the trap a few times a day, the occasional repair, and adding more bait when needed, a basket trap is like having a buddy that fishes for you 24 hours a day. This frees the lone survivor to do the less glamorous, but more essential tasks, like shelter- building, purification of water, and the constant chore of gathering firewood. Another huge benefit for building any style of live trap is that live food doesn’t spoil.A very simple non electric live well container is a floating fish basket. These are wire mess baskets which float and have a spring loaded lid-opening through which you place your caught fish. Using a floating fish basket will require you to place the basket into the water tied to the boat with a rope. Every time that you move your boat the fish basket will need to be placed into the boat. Shown below is the Eagle Claw 19" x 30" wire fish basket. Since the popularity of catch and release fishing, we see fewer stringers of fish and even fewer wire baskets full of panfish. Most boats now have livewells to hold fish either for release or later consumption. There are still those who fish to take home fillets for dinner.