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OXYGEN EDGE ™  & OXY-CHUM ™

The Oxygen Edge ™, a live bait tank oxygen injection system that supercharge live bait fish and shrimp in saltwater and freshwater bait tanks, bait wells and livewells when bait tank aeration systems such as KeepAlive aerators, Kodiak bait tanks, Rule and Flow-Rite bait tank pumps, and aeration systems fail to keep a live bait frisky or tournament fish oxygenated and healthy in  summer livewells.

David A. Kinser invented the Oxygen Edge ™. The first dependable, cost effective, efficient livewell pure oxygen-injection system marketed to sport fishermen, commercial fishermen and tournament anglers world-wide began in Anahuac, Texas on Trinity Bay in 1992. 

The Oxygen Edge ™ is a livewell oxygen injection system used in bait tanks, bait wells that supercharge saltwater and freshwater live bait shrimp, shad, croakers, croakers, menhaden, pilchard, mullet, pinfish, white bait, greenback, ballyhoo, goggle eye, shiners, minnows, alewifes and chubs in closed livewell systems. It is superior to any mechanical aeration system and livewell water pumps when safe oxygenation during transport is essential and must be maintained, especially in the summer.

The Oxygen Edge ™ will make any boat livewell or bait tank fail-safe every summer, it's the original adjustable turn-on and forget oxygen-injection system.

Delayed mortality negatively affects tournament catch and release tournament fish including black bass, redfish, bone fish, striped bass, snook, speckled trout, walleye and crappie substantial in summer tournaments. Scientific research has proven that all live tournament fish are released healthier and survive all day transports better in oxygen injected or oxygen enriched (>24% oxygen or greater) boat livewells during summer tournaments. Every tournament angler and tournament director knows, the catch does poorly and delayed mortality increases when tournament hooked gamefish are transported in boat livewells, weigh-n holding tanks and release boat livewells that have insufficient dissolved oxygen concentrations caused by livewell aerators and water pumps every summer. Livewell aerators pump air, not oxygen. Livewell and bait tank water pumps pump water, not oxygen. Oxygen  injection delivers a controlled dose of 100% pure oxygen, not air or water.

Unlike mechanical aerators and livewell water pumps whereas oxygenation is limited because of air, The Oxygen Edge™ delivers a controlled precision dose of pure 100% compressed oxygen that's adjustable insuring range of safe, dependable continuous oxygen concentrations for all the fish and live bait being transported whether that's one hour, overnight,  a week or more.

The Oxygen Edge™ cost as much as a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, a medium grade Academy rod and reel or one decent  Kayak paddle. The Oxygen Edge™ will increase a boat note about $4 a month.

Portable livewell oxygen systems must be dependable 24/7, must be capable of delivering high concentrations and high volumes of pure oxygen and  must operate continuously with no failure. Oxygen equipment failure or malfunction guarantees acute total livewell mortality.

The Oxygen Edge™ injects pure compressed welding oxygen into livewells and bait tank water. Supercharging requires more oxygen than the small amount needed to simply keep bait and fish alive and healthy. Fish hatchery transporters use the same commercial welding oxygen for live fish transports. Pure liquid oxygen (LOX) is less expensive for long hauls.

Steve Quinn, Editor, In-Fisherman magazine, "Oxygen And Fish Care', Breakthrough In Bait Care & Tournament Survival."  "Kingfish and striper tournament boats are increasingly equipped with oxygenation systems. Not only don't baitfish die, but they're unusually more active on the hook and they draw more strikes." http://www.in-fisherman.com/content/oxygen-and-fish-care

                                      George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing  

                                                                               Supercharge Your Live Baits

by George Poveromo http://www.georgepoveromo.com/content.php?pid=64   

“…a growing number of serious live-baiters have been “supercharging” their baits by injecting pure, compressed oxygen into the live-well water. Doing so allows them to keep their baits alive longer, as well as “recharge” the tired ones to where they’ll swim like they’re on steroids.”

 “Oxygen Edge is a commercial oxygen-injection system that was designed to help transport and stockpile large amounts of live bait and small game fish. Capable of delivering a continuous supply of oxygen, it helps maintain the health and energy levels of live bait in even the hottest, saltiest marine environments. By dialing in the precise amount of pure oxygen being introduced to the water, anglers can keep their baits frisky for several days. The system has proven so effective for some live-bait tournament fishermen that they’ve been trying to keep it under wraps for fear of the competition finding out!”

American Rodsmith's owner of Gulf Coast Troutmasters tournament series is a catch and release saltwater speckled trout tournament circuit. Anglers choose the degree of care they provide for their catch. Those providing  the best possible fish care are rewarded with bonus points... positive motivation to provide better fish care that reduces tournament mortality increasing post release survival. Anglers and tournament directors have chosen to use novel tournament fish handling and weigh-in procedures that dramatically reduced summer tournament delayed mortality. Oxygen injection is used extensively in boat livewells, weigh-in holding tanks and release boat haul tanks.

Unlike bass tournaments that punish contestants when weighing in dead fish with dead fish punishment... negative motivation, each live fish weighed-in receives a 1/2 lb. additional bonus reward. Dead fish are not penalized nor are anglers shamed for failure to keep their catch alive. Anglers are rewarded for following the recommended tournament fish care guidelines, by really providing the best fish care possible in the boat livewell. It is well documented that positive motivation produces greater success and that negative motivation generates punishment and fear of punishment. The "dead fish penalty" is negative motivation.

Tournament fish loose weight quickly after death, consider weighing-in live fish in catch and kill tournaments, take advantage of modern technology and take advantage of a serious competitive edge.

 

REDUCING SUMMER TOURNAMENT FISHING MORTALITY IS ALWAYS THE RESPONSIBILITY and THE CHOICE of THE  INDIVIDUAL  TOURNAMENT ANGLERS AND TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT - OXYGEN INJECTION SYSTEMS

Oxygenation of Livewells to Improve Survival of

         Tournament-Caught Bass

               http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/didyouknow/inland/livewells.phtml

By Randy Myers and Jason Driscoll

Inland Fisheries Division
Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department

June 2011

***  "Livewell recirculation systems are incapable of maintaining oxygen concentrations higher than 100 percent saturation, even in the absence of fish."

Dissolved oxygen is the single most important factor for keeping bass alive, and an understanding of factors that affect oxygen levels will better enable anglers to keep their fish alive.”

“Fully functioning livewell systems and proper application of proven livewell management and fish care procedures are absolutely necessary and may keep a heavy fish limit healthy, but oxygen injection offers a surer alternative.”

Oxygen injection has long been used by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) hatcheries to maintain the health of fish being stocked into reservoirs. Fisheries staff regularly transport or hold fish in ratios equal to or greater than one pound of fish to a gallon of water. However, boat manufactures do not offer oxygen injection system options…”

© Copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. No part of this work may be copied, reproduced, or translated in any form or medium without the prior written consent of Texas Parks Wildlife Department except where specifically noted.

 Reprinted with expressed written permission from Randy Myers, TP&WD, District Supervisor , Inland Fisheries Management Region 1, District 1D, 12861 Galm Road # 7, San Antonio, TX 78254, (210) 688 9460, randy.myers@tpwd.state.tx.us

Oxygen regulators/pressure valves that cannot be adjusted are very limited, they will only deliver a preset fixed flow/dose of oxygen whether the livewell contains (1) fish weighing 5 lbs of fish or (5) fish weighing 30 lbs. More fish must have more oxygen or they will suffocate in the boat livewell. Less fish need less oxygen. A preset pressure valve that delivers only a limited dose of oxygen is somewhat like an aerator or water pump in the livewell, they provide air that contains a restricted limited amount of oxygen. You are aware of the low oxygen problems caused by the oxygen limitations you experience when you are depending on  aerators and water pumps to provide minimal safe livewell oxygenation.  TP&WD fish hatcheries are acutely aware to these problems, that's why they always transport fish with compressed oxygen cylinders with adjustable oxygen regulators.

Always be aware of limited oxygen delivery problems using fixed flow pressure valves. Check your livewell often when you are fishing and depending on any preset fixed flow oxygen regulator/pressure valve because if/when you exceed the oxygen systems' capabilities to deliver enough oxygen to all the catch,  all the fish in your  livewell can die quickly, within  minutes and the prize is lost.

Oxygen systems that use preset fixed flow control valves are never turn-on-and-forget systems so pay close attention to your fish in your livewell during the day. The question is: what will you do when you notice your fish are acting like they do when they're not getting enough oxygen with the boat's aeration system? The answer: if you cannot increase the amount of oxygen then release a fish or two from your livewell and reduce the biological oxygen demand or do nothing and watch them all belly-up.

Fixed flow oxygen regulators/pressure valves are not dose adjustable and may not deliver enough pure oxygen for all the fish in the livewell as fish are caught and added to the livewell. The regulator/pressure valve may deliver 100% - 500% more oxygen than you need for your catch and that wasted oxygen is simply throwing your money away.  That wasted money adds up over weeks, months and seasons.

A livewell oxygen injection system must be dose adjustable and dependable, so the responsible angler can increase (adjust) the dose of oxygen as more fish are added to the boat livewell.

We do not recommend the use of Cramer-Decker pediatric medical oxygen regulators or any other repackaged, re-branded, relabeled medical oxygen devices that require a doctors prescription for purchase. We do support livewell oxygen supplementation with oxygen injection system (The Oxygen Edge™, oxygen injection systems) that is not re-branded, relabeled, repackaged prescription medical oxygen equipment and the dose of oxygen can be adjusted easily as more fish are caught and added to the livewell.  For more information please visit: "Homemade Systems" and "Safety"

All click style pediatric medical oxygen regulators manufactured and sold for human use require a doctors prescription for purchase and sale. So how can any fisherman identify a pediatric medical oxygen regulator that requires a doctors prescription or a commercial oxygen that does not require a doctors prescription for sale or purchase when you see it?

Easy, all click style pediatric medical oxygen regulators are flow adjustable. The adjustable flow is always calibrated in liters per minute and fractions of liters per minute, i.e. (1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1.0 lpm... or .03, .25, .5 lpm.... ). Medical oxygen regulators usually have a colored aluminum body or a shinny chrome plated body, shinny like a chrome car bumper . Nickel plated commercial oxygen regulators like The Oxygen Edge ™ regulator have a dull nickel plated exterior and looks like an old tarnished 1945 Buffalo Nickel. It's easy to tell the difference between a medical oxygen regulator and a commercial oxygen regulator when you know what to look for.  Many salesmen say, "the regulator they are selling has a 540 CGA connector, therefore, it's not a medical regulator."  Be alert when you hear  statements like this because they are not true or correct. Medical oxygen cylinders may have 540 CGA valves or 870 CGA Post valves.

    Keeping Your Tournament-Caught Bass ALIVE

See Figure 1: THE 7% SOLUTION IS THE BEST METHOD FOR REDUCING SUMMER BASS KILLS http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/Reservoir/blackbass/livebass2.pdf

What Causes [Tournament C&R] Mortality?

• Physical Injury
Oxygen Deprivation
• High Ammonia or Carbon Dioxide
• High Water Temperatures

What Causes Delayed Mortality?

Oxygen Debt
• Toxins in the Bloodstream
• Infections
 

Images and text used with permission of Gene Gilliland of the Oklahoma, Department of Wildlife Conservation Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Reservoir Fisheries Management Program and Tennessee B.A.S.S. Federation. Published January 2003. 

                 Bassmaster Classic XXV 1995 - enter The Oxygen Edge

The Oxygen Edge, the first commercial livewell oxygen injection system used in the Bassmaster Classic C&R fishing tournament. Randy Dearman used  The Oxygen Edgein the  25th Annual Bassmaster Classic XXV Tournament held on High Rock Lake, August 3-5, 1995.

Randy requested and received special permission from the Bassmaster Tournament Officials to use the first commercial oxygen injection system designed for sport fishing applications/catch and live release fishing tournaments in the Super Bowl tournament of professional bass fishing.

 The conditions required by B.A.S.S. for Randy to use the Oxygen Edge in the 1995 Bassmaster Classic Tournament was very specific and super secret. The oxygen injection system, oxygen cylinder and components must be completely hidden from view and absolutely not every discussed or disclosed to anyone. Under no circumstance was any other contestant, the news media or anyone else ever to actually see or hear about the oxygen injection system used in Randy’s boat. The August temperature was hot, the water was hot and the tournament mortality was high as expected. At that time tournament officials had no idea of the advantage of using pure compressed oxygen with a livewell oxygen injection system to keep bass alive all day compared to the standard bass boat livewell aerators and water pumps used in that era. Back then as now, most fishermen and tournament officials  thought air was oxygen and that oxygen was air, that the two gases were the same thing.

 Randy Dearman and the new innovative Oxygen Edge oxygen injection system did not go unnoticed as Fishery Biologist Gene Gilliland notes in his research that began 7 months later, March 1, 1996.

 FINAL REPORT

Prepared by:

Gene Gilliland, Biologist III

State: Oklahoma Grant Number: F-50-R

Grant Title: Fish Research for Oklahoma Waters

Project Number: 8

Project Title: Evaluation of Procedures to Reduce Delayed Mortality of Black Bass Following Summer Tournaments.

Period covered: March 1, 1996 - February 28, 1997

“Commercially available oxygen delivery systems [The Oxygen Edge ] for boats and live-bait tanks (Dearman 1995) should be investigated to determine if they can supply necessary oxygen safely without supersaturation of live-well water and its associated physiological problems.”

 http://www.nesportsman.com/articles/catch_release_studies/oklahoma_largemouth.html

Gene Gilliland contacted and invited Oxygenation Systems of Texas 1999 to actively participate in a research project funded by B.A.S.S./ESPN. The research objective was to identify less effective methods of livewell oxygenation and  establish new innovative methods and new livewell oxygen technology that would dramatically improve summer bass tournament survival. The Oxygen Edge ™ was tested and used extensively in this research project. Oxygenation Systems of Texas (David Kinser) provided technical expertise as well as expertise in important areas of equipment and oxygen gas safety and valuable oxygen system application knowledge and instructions for safe and effective use.

Total tournament mortality was reduced to less than 7% using pure oxygen injection in bass boat livewells which demonstrated that boat livewell oxygen injection systems was in fact the best method to oxygenate and transport the catch in bass boat livewells. Bass boat livewell oxygen injection dramatically improved summer tournament survival compared to standard boat livewell aerators and water pumps which are much less effective oxygenators in the summer and are still promoted by the bass boat industry and tournament officials to date.

The best fish care now was a fisherman's choice between livewell aeration and livewell oxygen injection in his bass boat. Bass boat manufacturers continue to prefer and promote mechanical aeration and have never been receptive to oxygen injection systems. None offer oxygen injection systems as an option. Commercial oxygen injection systems are sold aftermarket to fishermen  choosing to provide the best bass care possible on their boat.

Gilliland et.al. research was published in 2002 by ESPN Productions, Inc/B.A.S.S. -  KEEPING BASS ALIVE

 

KEEPING BASS ALIVE

A Guidebook for Anglers and Tournament Organizers

Published by: ESPN Productions, Inc/B.A.S.S.  Copyright 2002 B.A.S.S.®

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Data on livewell oxygen consumption were provided by Steven Cooke, David Phillipp, Jason Schreer, and David Wahl from research funded by the Center for Aquatic Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, the University of Waterloo, and the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

The authors also acknowledge the support of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program for funding a number of the research projects from which our recommendations have come.

Helpful reviews of this booklet were provided by Steven Cooke, Illinois Natural History Survey; Todd Driscoll, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; David Kinser, Oxygenation Systems of Texas; Will Kirkpatrick, Broaddus, Texas; Bill Anderson, Rick Horton and Kevin Richards, Missouri Department of Conservation; and B.A.S.S. staff members: Don Corkran, Mark Cosper, Chuck Harbin, Dewey Kendrick, Dean Kessel, George McNeilly, Dave Precht, Al Smith, Diehl Unger and Trip Weldon.

http://assets.espn.go.com/winnercomm/outdoors/bassmaster/pdf/Keeping_Bass_Alive.pdf

The Oxygen Edge™ a new pure compressed oxygen boat livewell technology developed by David Kinser, Oxygenation Systems of Texas 1992 was extensively tested and used for the scientific research preceding the publishing of "Keeping Bass Alive"  in the summer of 1999. The technical expertise and oxygen safety issues addressed and provided by David Kinser are seen throughout the publication.  We appreciate Gene Gilliland's invitation to participate and provide boat livewell oxygen injection systems and our years of our expertise to this project.

Keeping Bass Alive written  by  Senior Fishery Biologist, Gene Gilliland,  Hal Schramm, Ph.D., and Bruce Shupp, former B.A.S.S.   National  Conservation  Director address the need and effectiveness of administering supplemental pure compressed welding oxygen with oxygen injection in anglers' tournament boat livewells, weigh-in holding tanks and release boat transport livewells was proven to dramatically increase post summer tournament survival and substantially reduce acute and delayed summer tournament mortality.  The Oxygen Edge , an adjustable dose  livewell oxygen injection technology advanced tournament fish transport to state-of-the-art technology.   The importance of livewell oxygenation is discussed extensively. 

"The authors and B.A.S.S. recognize that oxygen injection into livewells  will be the NEXT BIG MOVEMENT for bass survival, says Shupp.   He adds that B.A.S.S. will be working with the boating industry to ensure that oxygen injection systems become a reality."   Bruce Shupp, "A Prescription for Survival,"  Bassmaster Magazine, June 2001, pg. 51-53.  Mr. Schupp, former  B.A.S.S.  National Conservation Director.

Gene Gilliland, "A Prescription for Survival," Bassmaster Magazine, June 2001, pg. 51-53. "State of The Art [bass boat] livewell systems will incorporate the use of pure compressed welding oxygen.  Adding [compressed] oxygen to the livewell is currently the BEST option for keeping tournament bass healthy in the summer.  Period."  (Click on the  "Tournament Mortality" link, written by Gene Gilliland.)

Gene Gilliland, Senior Fishery Biologist, B.A.S.S. tournament fish care, expert, consultant and tournament angler, Oklahoma Fisheries Research Lab, Norman, OK.   GGillOkla@aol.com

Hal Schramm, Ph.D.,  "Surviving the Summer", B.A.S.S. Times, Bass Biology, August 2001, pg. 3. "Have you ever wondered how good your boat aeration system is?   Unless you are using an oxygen injection system  -  see Gene Gilliland's article in the June issue of Bassmaster Magazine  -  I can tell you that your aeration system isn't very good.   I mean no insult to you or individual manufactures of bass boats.    Temperature control, salt and supplemental oxygen are the BEST ways to ensure survival of bass held in livewells."                                     

Dr. Schramm, B.A.S.S. tournament fish care consultant and the Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University.     HSchramm@CFR.MsState.Edu

 The Oxygen Edge™ does offer THE BEST possible care for all summer tournament hooked fish, freshwater and saltwater species, being transported in boat livewells because it's a dependable life support system that is simple to operate with no moving parts, no noise and no electricity to drain your battery.  All boat livewell mechanical aeration systems and flow through livewell systems offer  only THE SECOND BEST fish care possible during summer tournaments. You may choose the degree of tournament fish care you are willing to provide for your catch.

Gene Gilliland used, tested and evaluated effectiveness of The Oxygen Edge™  system in the summers of 1998-99.   His research finding, "The Ultimate Fish Care System",  was presented at the 2000 Black Bass Symposium, American Fisheries Society Conference, August  2000 in St. Lewis and published in scientific literature.  

Gilliland's research with The Oxygen Edge™ demonstrated that oxygen injection systems alone, in bass boat live wells (no catch and release chemicals or  ice added to the well water) reduced  total summer black bass tournament mortality including delayed mortality to only 7% summer tournament kill.  An anglers ability to manage livewell water quality by simply injecting enough pure compressed oxygen into the well water eliminated hypoxia, which is the most serious livewell water quality problem in the summer in livewells.   Considering the evolution of tournament fishing in the past 30 years, 93% summer survival is impressive.  "State of the Art" tournament bass care incorporates the continuous injection of compressed welding oxygen that is dose controlled and regulated into bass boat livewell water continuously, which is the anglers responsibility for fish care and the optimum safe livewell water quality.

It is essential that the correct dose of pure oxygen that is safe is based on the total weight of fish being transported in the livewell, not the livewell water capacity. The correct dose of oxygen for live fish being transported is 100% saturation or greater in livewell water and must maintained continuously while being transported in captivity. A substantial controlled dose of pure compressed welding oxygen or LOX oxygen administered continuously in transport is required to accomplish this especially in the summer.

From the public relations viewpoint and fisheries conservation, we, the collective tournament bass fishing industry will all benefit by providing the best tournament bass care possible during summer tournaments. The degree of fish care we are willing to provide is always a personal choice made that all C&R tournament contestants, Tournament Directors and Tournament Conservation Directors will make. Some choose the best care with the best technology available and some choose to provide less than the best fish care possible.

Tournament anglers and tournament directors must choose whether we are really willing to provide that extra effort and minimal cost for boat oxygenation injection livewell equipment in order to guarantee THE BEST BASS CARE possible during summer tournaments from the early morning catch to final release in the afternoon.  Our collective actions speak much louder than our words, now that B.A.S.S. researchers have provided new definitive guidelines for optimum summer tournament bass care.  Providing supplemental compressed oxygen injection systems in bass boat livewells is not only a conservation issue, it's a serious public relation's issue, moral, ethical issue and the public is aware and watching for post tournament fish kills these days.  

The "Homemade System" page points out important consumer information  needed when buying or building oxygen systems with medical equipment or welding equipment. You will find important information on the "Safety" page that describes some rules of the bait tank oxygen road. Oxygen enriched environments inside oxygenated livewells ( >24% oxygen) must be handled respectfully, oxygen is not air. High pressure air tanks (SCUBA), oxygen tanks and helium tanks demand equal handling respect; all high pressure gas cylinders are regulated by the US Coast Guard and US Department of Transportation whether it's medical oxygen or welding oxygen cylinders.

Live baitfish and bait shrimp act like they're pumped up on steroids with The Oxygen Edge™.   Serious anglers reaching for the liveliest bait fish, reach for The Oxygen Edge™  especially in the summer.

Oxy-Chum™ chums saltwater and freshwater livebait fish and target fish, creating a "Honey Hole" of extremely high dissolved oxygen underwater in the summer.   Pure 100% oxygen bubbled under hot lake water in the summer induces the congregation of all fish species.  High dissolved oxygen concentrations stimulate summer feeding in hot environmental water, when the bite slows down every July and August.

Chumming fish with pure oxygen is not cheap, but it sure attracts fish effectively in the summer when the water's hot. Oxy-Chum system at Thurmond Lake 2011 cost 11.3 million dollars.  http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-06/thurmond-lake-oxygen-system-lure-fish-takes-shape

 

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The Oxygen Edge  designed specifically for tournament fishermen - See OE 3/7-A model system components  

Click: " Photo, Systems, Price "  web page   $419.25

A high quality, reliable bait tank oxygen-injection system that's built for  anglers with limited fishing budget.

We sell highest quality Oxygen Edge components to customize your O2 system, buy the best.

The Oxygen Edge ™ is the world's original and most dependable livewell oxygen-injection system, established  1993. It's a turn-on-and-forget system that is dependable, adjustable, portable and cost effective as live bait prices skyrocket because of rising fuel costs.

NEW WEB PAGE    Oxygen System News http://oxyedge-chum.com/oxygen_system_news.htm

If your bait or tournament gamefish need oxygen and your budget is limited, check out our new inexpensive OE-D model system with a disposable Bernzomatic® O2 cylinder with a solid brass adjustable dose oxygen regulator and fine bubble diffuser.   Other brands of O2 systems using the same disposable O2 cylinder costs $200.00 and use preset oxygen regulators that deliver a very small fixed dose of oxygen. The dose of oxygen cannot be adjusted by fishermen. This can be as deadly as mechanical aerators or worse. One 3 - 7 lb. tournament gamefish fish needs much more oxygen than 3 oz [a handful] of shiners.

The correct dose of life saving oxygen is essential, the dose of oxygen must be adjustable and be delivered continuously or you will loose the fight for life again. The dose of oxygen required to keep live fish healthy during transport has nothing to do with the livewells water volume, the size or volume output of the livewell water pump or how much air your aerator pumps. The dose of pure oxygen has everything to do with supplying the biological oxygen demand in the livewell, correcting and reversing the physiological oxygen debt, preventing oxygen debt and continuously satisfying basal metabolism requirements of all the captive live bait or tournament gamefish you're transporting the for the entire time of captivity including time in tournament fishing boat livewells through release boat transport.

Crisis Intervention with supplemental pure oxygen-injection will save you money and reduce your stress and anxiety! Some fishermen often choose to use the OE-D system for short term portable emergency oxygen in conjunction with your aerated bait tank/livewell, for life-saving emergencies to revive a dieing tournament fish in crisis before weigh-in to avoid that expensive "dead fish penalty." Live bait fishermen may want to oxygenate (supercharge) lethargic baits that are 'piping' with an intermittent blast of pure oxygen to rejuvenate them and keep them alive longer, make them stronger on the hook than fresh-caught bait and extremely active.

In a summer crisis, when your bait or tournament fish is in trouble and dying, consider the OE-D emergency system with the small disposable throw-away oxygen cylinders.

Click here:  OE-D Model $109.75

Oxygen Edge component - Cylinder mounting brackets will hold your high pressure cylinder safely.

 Compare prices, safety, system characteristics, limitations, advantages and disadvantaged of many different brands and classifications of livewell and bait tank oxygen systems. Learn the facts about different types of livewell oxygen delivery systems, especially gas safety regardless of the type of pure oxygen delivery system... (air is not oxygen). If a system delivers pure oxygen there are gas safety issues that are a major concern. Oxygen enriched environments contain >24% oxygen. See what boat salesmen, aerator, bait tank and other salesmen will never, ever tell you. http://www.oxyedge-chum.com/o2_system_comparisons.htm

Oxygen systems are not created equally by any stretch of the imagination although many would encourage you to believe oxygen and air are the same gas and do the same thing; know your equipment, know the difference between, repackaged medical equipment, air systems and pure oxygen systems because lives, health and your dollars are at stake.

WEBSITE UPDATED   Monday March 17 2014

Congratulations  Gene Gilliland, B.A.S.S.  Conservation Director (1/1/2014) and former Assistant Chief of Fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (Ret 12/31/2013). Great Job Gene... David

 

Ask questions, lots of questions, be informed before you buy any Livewell/Bait tank Oxygen System - Visit our Oxygen System News page - see what's hot and what's not hot, see who's shucking and jiving

The major difference between using aeration (air pumps, air stones, water pumps) and the Oxygen Edge ™ (the original pure oxygen-injection system designed for fishermen) in the summer is bait life or death and your cost of live bait and tournament gamefish that will die. Plus a large dose of personal aggravation and stress are the major hidden cost for failure.

And Oxygen Edge ™ regulators are not illegally rebranded, relabeled, repackaged click-style pediatric medical oxygen regulators.

Make an informed choice, buy the best, call, place your order anytime.

(409) 267-6458  OR   E-mail:  supercharger@oxyedge-chum.com 

Oxygenation Systems of Texas, P. O. Box 383, 131 Kinser Rd., Anahuac, Texas 77514  

Established  1993

Our professional fish care customer support is unmatched.  When you have livewell mortality problems in the summer transporting, stockpiling live baitfish, bait shrimp or transporting live tournament gamefish, give us a call.  That old problem is easy to fix. 

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