...keeping minnows for at least 7 days in the garage with warm weather. Noticed this past winter that around February 28th I bought a couple dozen minnows and when done fishing for the day I simply put my bucket in the garage. Over almost 3 weeks these minnows sat with NO aeration in bucket. Only a hand full died... some days water has ice on top! What do some of you all do to keep minnows alive for about 5-7 days during warm weather? I've tried new batteries in bubble maker before I leave work...also with combination of ice. But they die so easy. As of tonight I'm trying a styrofoam cooler with half bag of ice...water already pre chilled in my chest freezer...over the last week I've also put styrofoam cooler with water in my freezer and found that it started forming ice around 38 to 48 hours...this test was do e without the minnows though. Any thoughts / ideas greatly appreciated. Don.