Solve Your Bait Tank Troubles

Well-known California captain, writer, speaker and tackle shop owner, Capt. Mark Wisch has been helping anglers catch fish along the West Coast for decades. Mark owns and operates Pacific Edge Tackle and manufactures a complete line of live bait tanks. He also specializes in outfitting sport-fishing boats with electronics and fishing equipment.

Here is a compilation of articles from Capt. Mark that walk you through avoiding or fixing some of the most common bait tank issues encountered by private boat owners.

Bait Tank Troubles?

Part 1

To say the 2014 season was fantastic is a tremendous understatement. Even as I’m finishing up this piece in mid-December the deep-water yellows are still biting in several areas along the coast. And additionally, they’re likely to continue to do so given the abnormally warm water remaining along the coast. … Continue reading

Bait Tank Troubles? – Part 2

Part 2

In the first part of this series I outlined a few ways to add more bait capacity to your rig. There are many ways to accomplish the goal; add a bait bag, plumb in a separate tank on the swim step, mount a new tank in the center of the cockpit or swap out a … Continue reading

Bait Tank Troubles? – Part 3

Part 3

If you’ve ever fished on a Mexican ponga you may have noticed the essence of simplicity as far as bait pumps are concerned. The tank itself is the bilge area between the seats. The pump is the ponga captain who uses a scoop made from a bleach jug to bail out the old water and … Continue reading

Capt. Mark Wisch
Well-known California captain, writer, speaker and tackle shop owner, Capt. Mark Wisch has been helping anglers catch fish along the West Coast for decades. As an author, Mark has written three books, including “Between Two and Twenty Fathoms,” “In The Gray” and “Lessons from a Lifetime on...