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Vintage Minnow Buckets & Minnow Traps

Minnow buckets are important to keep one's bait alive and frisky. There were and are all kinds of devices to that. Some buckets are meant to have the inner portion float while partially submerged in the lake or stream while the wave or current action helps to keep required oxygen flowing through the water. Other devices have various technologies to pump additional oxygen into the bucket. The colored buckets, especially green painted ones, tend to have more value than the plain galvanized metal ones and the more the graphics the better.


Lucky Waters Bail Pail

This green Lucky Water Pail has its original green minnow bucket insert and is ready to go fishing. It is approximately 8.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches tall.

$165.00

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Classic Little Bait Pail

This is one of my favorite pails. The tapered look is what many people think of when they imagine a vintage bait bucket. It is galvanized metal and has a wonderful bluish tint remaining from its original coat of paint. There never was an insert and the opening slide works well. it is 10.5 inches wide and 8.5 inches deep at the base and about 7 inches high.

$225.00

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Glass Minnow Trap #1 item# 11S330

This is a "Camp Minnow Trap" from Checotach, Oklahoma and is so marked in embossed glass. We estimate it is from the 1920s-40s era. It is tinted green from spending time in the water. It has three entries for the minnows to use and is in good shape without cracks or chips except on the lip of the jar mouth which is generally covered by the mason jar type lid. It is approximately 6 inches in diameter and about 11 inches tall.

$150.00

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Glass Camp Minnow Trap #2 item# 11S331

This is a "Camp Minnow Trap" from Checotach, Oklahoma and is so marked in embossed glass. We estimate it is from the 1920s-40s era. It is tinted green from spending time in the water. It has three entries for the minnows to use and is in good shape without cracks or chips except on the lip of the jar mouth which is generally covered by the mason jar type lid. It is approximately 6 inches in diameter and about 11 inches tall.

$150.00

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C F Orvis Minnow Trap

This glass minnow trap is marked "C F Orvis & Manchester, Vt" and is probably from the 1930-1950 era. It is in very good condition without any chips or cracks. It is 13 inches long and has a 7 inch body diameter and a 3.5 inch lid diameter

$135.00

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Vintage Bait Pail

This pail is made of galvanized metal and truly has that classic look. It is functional and ready to go fishing. There is no insert, there never was one. The slide opening works well to slip in live minnows, crawfish or crickets, etc. We think it is probably French Canadian and from the 1930s era. It is approximately 11 inches wide and 8.75 inches deep at its base and about 8 inches high.

$165.00

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Sport King Red Bait Bucket

This red Sport King bucket has lost its minnow pail insert but it is a standard size and most would fit it. I does have a few pin hole in the bottom and would need repairs if you wanted it to hold water. It is approximately 8.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches tall.

$65.00

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Frabilite Minnow Bucket

A very lite vintage minnow bucket in good condition and with great graphics.

$45.00

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Old Pal Woodstream Minnow Bucket

A vintage Old Pal Woodstream Minnow bucket in good condition. This is a two piece bucket with its inner pail/ The outside buscket is approximately 8.25 inches in height and about 9.5 inches in diameter.

$45.00

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Collapsable Canvus Minnow Bucket item# 8s500

This is a very rare and patented collapsable canvus minnow Bucket by the Planet Company of Westfield, Mass and was made in 1899. Its US patent number is 638822.

$365.00

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Vintage Green Minnow Bucket

This vintage green minnow bucket is from the 1930s-40s era and is in very good condition.

$140.00

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Vintage Minnow & Cricket Bucket item# 3S101

This vintage minnow and cricket bucket dates to the 1930s-40s

$125.00

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Format Vintage Bait Pail

Vintage bait pail from Format in Cedarmont, Wisconsin and is from the 1940s -50s.

$45.00

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Never Die Minnow Bucket

This is a vintage "Never Die" minnow pail in an unusual red color

$75.00

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Vintage Vermont Minnow Bucket

Vintage Vermont Minnow Bucket with wooden top with doors.

$125.00

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Country Minnow Bucket item# 3S100

This is a two bucket country minnow bucket probably made on the a farm in the 1920s and served a family of fishermen well for several decades.

$145.00

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Antique Minnow Bucket item# 6S300

An antique minnow bucket for minnows and crickets

$125.00

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Two Part Wire Minnow Trap item# 5S400

A two part wire minnow trap probably from the 1940s-50s era. It appears all to be there and in working order.

$45.00

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Two Piece Minnow Trap item# 8s990

A vintage two part minnow trap in excellent condition and probably from the 1950s.

$45.00

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Early Old Pal Minnow Bucket

Neat vintage Old Pal Minnow Bucket, the name can barely be seen on the side of the bucket. We think it might date back to the 1930s.

$140.00

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