Engel Rechargeable Live Bait Cooler & Aerator Review


In this video, I’ll be reviewing the new Engel Live Bait Cooler and Rechargeable Aerator!

It is super convenient to have a rechargeable device that needs very little maintenance given the cost of things these days.

I’ve been really impressed with this product from Engel so far.

Check out the entire review here!!

Engel Live Bait Cooler [VIDEO]

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Normally, you would have to constantly rotate D-batteries in and out of a live bait aerator.

But, Engel used a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts a super long time to provide power to the pump.

The pump itself is very quiet, even on full power the device makes minimal to zero noise.

This is especially useful if you are fishing in a kayak or paddlecraft where vibrations play a key role.

Vibrations and noise put fish on alert and scare them off.

Items Included

You’ll obviously receive the aerator itself, an attached hose, weighted aerator stone, and charging cables.

The charging cables do have USB capabilities which means you can charge this just about anywhere.

It is convenient to know that if needed, you can charge the aerator in your car or on your boat.

The pump itself is an Electro Magnetic pump accompanied by rubber bladders with no moving parts.

The elimination of moving parts is what reduces overall noise and vibration.

Moreover, a watertight gasket protects the electrical components within the aerator as well.

The Litium Ion Battery has about a 36-hour of battery life on it but that may vary depending on the speeds you’re running the pump at.

There are four speed settings to choose from.

Additionally, along the side of the device is the USB-c charging port.

The hardware used to assemble this device is all stainless steel in quality to combat the conditions of saltwater.

Furthermore, the weighted aerator stone is a really nice touch by Engel.

Usually you would have to place something around the hose to keep it down on the bottom.

But the stone that is supplied by Engel is weighted and sits right at the bottom of the cooler.

And I was further impressed by Engel’s inclusion of an “Intermittent” setting on the aerator.

You can program the aerator to turn on and off in cycles of 20 seconds.

If you don’t need it to constantly run, this will save battery life.

Aerators are useful and versatile because you can use them on the live well on your boat, a nearby cooler or even a bucket.

Engel Coolers are also insulated to help monitor overall temperatures and extend the life of the bait inside.

I recommend keeping the water temperatures on the colder side to avoid losing all your bait.

The one thing you really have to watch out for when using this pump is to remember to turn it off!!

I left this on in my garage overnight because it did not make a sound.


engel live bait cooler

I personally have not run into any complications when using the Live Bait equipment from Engel.

The pump is low maintenance as well as super quiet which is ideal for boaters looking to get the most out of their gear at minimal upkeep.

Just be sure to turn off the aerator when you’re done using it!!

Do you have any more questions about the Engel Live Bait Cooler & Aerator?

Let us know what you think of Engel Coolers down in the comments!!

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Donald Walsh
1 year ago

While I like to fish artificial I fish a lot with my wife who only fishes live shrimp. The challenge has been keeping the shrimp alive and lively in the hot water. I was going through D batteries like crazy so purchased the engel bubbler rechargeable. It is great. It performs without a charge for over 24 hours. I then charge at night. I also purchased an engel bait cooler which is great for keeping water cool. A little pricey but worth it.

George Sprengel
1 year ago

How much does it cost

Angelo Durso
1 year ago

looking forward to giving this a try because like most others, I loathe having to buy the “D” batteries. this is at least a step in the right direction, yet I’ve wondered why we don’t have a solar-powered bait bucket & aerator.

Donald Walsh
1 year ago

Is salt strong going to be carrying the aerator?

Mike shannon
1 year ago

I have the 30qt. bought 2 years ago. The original pump sucks didn’t last at all, did like everyone purchased bubbler pump they don’t last either and the cost of batteries makes it a pain. when this pump came out I purchased and have been surprisingly very happy. The pump is quite. With that being said you have to run on high or intermittent to aerate properly. I switched out the aerator with one of those 3″ circular. that has suction cups on it and it works great. One note on high you get 17hrs + or -, with either of the stones. Wish I could post a video showing how much better the circular aerator works. All in all I think the new pump is a game changer.

Angelo Durso
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike shannon

Mike, any thoughts on why this has to be run on high or intermittent to aerate properly? Is it a fish thing or product issue? appreciate your post

Mike shannon
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelo Durso

I use mostly for shrimp, pinfish,pinkish, bait , or creek clubs depending my location and I fell its the gym pump out put. Would perfer a pump that the middle setting would produce what this pump does on high. I feel the low setting might be good for minnows but othe than that its a waste just my 2 cents. It is how ever their first generation.

Mike shannon
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

They are almost there. I think a potentiometer would be better rather than a three speed intermittent set up

Micah West
1 year ago

I bought one of their bait coolers probably two years ago from a local bait shop. The bubbler didn’t last two months and the lady at the bait shop said that was a common complaint.

Bill Robertson
1 year ago

Will this keep mullet minnows alive. I’ve had real issues keeping them alive.

Chris Miller
1 year ago

is there a code for august?

Mark Ethridge Ethridge
1 year ago

I have been very happy with mine. It holds a charge very well.. I have taken it out multiple times fishing with live shrimp and have not had a problem with this pump keeping them alive.

Joshua Simonson
1 year ago

Wow! This should come in handy for surf fishing should I ever choose to go with live bait, that said I’m going to try salted dead baits in the meantime, if that does not work I’ll try live baits and use this rechargeable cooler.


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