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5 Gallon Buckets?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chatter = anything to do with fishing' started by Garzipan, Jan 9, 2019.


  1. Garzipan

    Garzipan Junior Member
    Fishing Chatter

    hey fellow anglers, anyone know where I can get free, or cheap, 5 gallon buckets in the Daytona/NSB area?
     
  2. Volleybum

    Volleybum Blackbeard

    If you don't care what was in them before, find any construction dumpster/new home building dumpster and there are usually plenty of 5 gallon buckets there. Between empty paint, drywall compound, etc, there are usually quite a few there. That is where I have gotten the ones I use for my fishing trip. Little elbow grease to clean them out and they are good to go. Otherwise if you want new ones, Home Depot, Lowes, etc, they have lots of them there. Usually under $4 for your basic empty bucket.
     
  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Home depot of Lowe's
     
  4. Nocatfish

    Nocatfish Seaworthy

    I work at Winn-Dixie and we sometimes have people come in looking for 5 gallon buckets. If the deli/bakery have any empty ones, on the day you arrive, I'm sure they would give them to you. You might have to lick a bit of frosting out of them to clean them out, but....lol.
     
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  5. Vectorman

    Vectorman Pirate

    Go to your local Chick-Fil-A and after ordering a meal, ask the person in charge if they have any empty pickle buckets available. They are green 5 gal buckets and smell like pickles but they work. I've gotten several from CFA over the years.
     
  6. nat55611

    nat55611 Cabin Boy

    Firehouse subs used to sell pickle buckets for $2
     
  7. robthetimekeeper

    robthetimekeeper Seaworthy

    I see free buckets on the side of the road every time I leave my house.

    The best bucket I ever had came from a Chinese restaurant. It was a Kikkoman soy sauce bucket.

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  8. Rich M

    Rich M Rigger

    You should be able to salvage a bucket or two on the side of the road.
     
  9. dmhwrd

    dmhwrd Newbie

    I know you are looking for free and/or cheap buckets... but it is worthwhile looking into the buckets that have the rope handles. They are great on and off the boat.
     
  10. FLJNR

    FLJNR Pirate

    Most fast food places like burger king or McDonald's have free empty pickle buckets that they throw out
     
  11. Greenedog

    Greenedog Blackbeard

    I've bought a few at Steve's Pickles at the Daytona flea market. $3 I think?
     
  12. Vectorman

    Vectorman Pirate

    I saw that Yeti is now selling 5 gallon buckets....... like 40 bucks....... for a bucket.......???
     
  13. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Matey

    Yeah I have one and the Lid to that bucket was 30 bucks
    I know its expensive. It was given to me as a gift. You can actually stand on it to fish if your on the calm flats, stalking Reds. It will hold like 300 lbs.
     
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  14. DipShrimp

    DipShrimp Pirate

    Fireshouse Subs sells them cheap
     
  15. bogman102

    bogman102 Seaman

    Back in CT there was a swimming pool supply and service company that used chlorine tablets that came in buckets.
    The buckets were about 4 gallons with a screw off lid. They work great!
     
  16. firesq5

    firesq5 Greenhorn

    Just saw them at Lowe's for $ 3.25 brand new and clean.
     
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  17. Saltgasm

    Saltgasm Matey

    Home Depot had food grade 5gal for bucks last year. Don’t remember, but no too expensive.
     
  18. JonathanFlorida

    JonathanFlorida Blackbeard

    Wow...That must be one amazing bucket
     
  19. Ken Boone

    Ken Boone Seaman Recruit

    I am still using the buckets I bummed from a Chinese rake out place years ago. Sturdy, have lids and free.
     
  20. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    I have a few smoke stained buckets LOL
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