|Harry Burgess has been fishing the Gulf Coast and bay areas for over 40 years
and knows the challenge of keeping bait and other marine animals alive. He
developed the Burgess Bait Aerator out of desperation. He just got tired of
all the others not working.
Why it works
The Burgess Bait Aerator was developed using technology from the oil industry.
Drilling rigs use degassers to separate and remove gasses from mud. Burgess
Manufacturing, Inc. has been a leader in manufacturing these degassers
for 35 years. What Burgess tried was reversing the principles that make their
degassers work. Instead of extracting oxygen gasses, they added oxygen to
the water. The biggest difference between Burgess Bait Aerator and other aerators
is low amperage and low current which is achieved using the technology Burgess
developed. It didn't happen over night. It took 8 years to achieve the successful
Burgess Marine Products offer Bait Systems to meet your personal requirements:
- Guides Pro
- Offshore Pro
you're fishing from a boat, on a beach or off a pier Burgess Marine Pro
will provide you with the Bait Aeration System that will keep your bait catch
The Burgess Advantage!
The revolutionary Burgess Bait Aerator is available in two sizes.
The Guides Pro, using only 1/2 AMP is for the everyday fisherman, professionals,
guides and anyone else that might use a small container or one as big as ninety
quarts. The Offshore Pro draws 1 AMP and is for use on larger fishing boats,
shrimpers, transports or any large commercial application. In an emergency,
it can be used as a bilge pump. The Guides Pro discharges 7.5 gallons of water
per minute and the Offshore Pro discharges 21 gallons per minute. The pump
impeller's unique patented process thoroughly mixes air into the water while
operating at allow amperage. This process will not heat the water and does
not create a strong water current. It also allows your battery to last 3 to
5 times longer. The patented design is non-clogging and has no filters to
clean. It floats for maximum efficiency and the twist-lok action provides
easy access inside.
Harry Burgess says the response to his aerator has been overwhelming.
Everyone that has tried it has reported a positive experience. One fisherman
tells that he successfully used the Guides Pro to haul 42 live bass, averaging
one pound each, from Tennessee to Houston in a 100 quart container. Once you've
tried the Burgess Bait Aerator, you'll never need another. And there's still
more to come from Burges Marine Products, Inc. You'll soon see a totally self-contained
aeration system for fishing boats which includes a holding tank. You can purchase
a Burgess Bait Aerator at sporting goods and fishing/tackle stores. If you
are a product representative, a distributor or retailer, contact Burgess Marine
How many times have you been out fishing with live bait and,
just a few hours into the trip, discovered that all of your bait is dead?
Probably, too many times, maybe every time.
And what about transporting fish or other marine life? Do you
constantly have to stop and add fresh water and still risk losing all of the
This seems to be a dilemma all fisherman face when using standard
aerators. Why? A standard aerator uses so many amps to operate that it gradually
heats the water. Oxygen escapes faster out of hot water than out of cold water,
killing whatever is trying to live in it. Furthermore, standard aerators cause
your bait to bunch up because of the water current created by the forced air.
The Burgess Bait Aerator was developed using technology from
the oil field industry. Drilling rigs use degassers to separate and remove
gasses from mud. Burgess Manufacturing, Ltd. has been a leader in the manufacturing
of these degassers for 35 years. Burgess reversed the principles that make
their degassers work. Instead of extracting oxygen and gasses, they drive
oxygen into the water, regardless of temperature. The biggest difference between
the Burgess Bait Aerator and other aerators is low amperage (one-half amps)
which is achieved using the technology Burgess developed. It did not happen
overnight. It took eight years to achieve the successful design.
The pump impeller's unique, patented process thoroughly mixes
and directly drives air into the water while operating at a low amperage.
This process will not heat the water and does not create a strong water current.
Also, it allows your battery to last three to five times longer. The Patented
design is non-clogging and has no filters to clean. It floats for maximum
efficiency. The twist-lock assembly provides easy inside access (no tools
This aerator uses only one-half amp and is for the everyday
fisherman, professionals, guides and anyone else who might use a small container
- or one as big as 90 quarts.
This aerator draws one amp and is for use on larger fishing
boats, shrimpers, transports or any other large commercial application.
In an emergency, these aerators can be used as a bilge pump.
The Guides Pro discharges 7.5 gallons of water per minute. The Offshore Pro discharges 21 gallons of water per minute.
Everyone who has tried these aerators has reported a positive
One fisherman tells us that he successfully used the Guides
Pro to haul 42 live bass, averaging one pound each, from Tennessee to Houston
in a 100 quart container.
By mistake, a guide left his live shrimp in a boat bait well
for three days. He returned to find the shrimp still alive - and the aerator
Once you have tried the Burgess Bait Aerator, you will never
You can purchase your Burgess Bait Aerator at sporting goods
stores, fishing/tackle stores, bait camps, marinas, etc.
If you are a product representative, a distributor or a retailer,
Guides Pro ™ - 1/2 amp
Offshore Pro ™ - 1 amp
Live Bait Aeration System
6 or 12 V DC.
1/2 AMP total current aeration.
Will not heat the water.
No filters - non clogging.
Twist-Lok aerator no tools required.
Add hose and submerge aerator to change or add water.
Use as an emergency bilge pump.
3-5 times the battery life of most aerators.
Floats for maximum efficiency in small and large containers.
Patented, unique design drives oxygen into water with smooth
flow to bait area.
Compact design for small or large containers .
Burgess Bait Aerators are
simple to operate and hook
up to your battery or solar cell
Make all wire connections above the highest possible water
level, using marine grade wire connectors only. Waterproof all connections
with suitable material.
NOTE: Failure to waterproof connections and fuse pump properly
will void warranty.
1. Splice suitable lengths of brown and black 16-gauge wire
to existing pump wiring, enough to reach ON/OFF switch and battery.
2. Using insulated terminal connectors, connect positive lead
(brown) to the ON/OFF switch. Connect negative lead (black) to ground.
3. In a location easily accessible for changing fuses, splice
fuse holder into positive lead (brown). The fuse holder must be installed
within 72" (183 cm) of the positive (+) battery terminal.
- Simply add hose
- Submerge aerator
- Unit becomes a standard bilge pump
Guides Pro - 7.5 Gallons per minute
Offshore Pro - 21 Gallons per minute
Sleeves for Permanent Mounting
Guide Sleeve for permanent mounting in boat
bait wells and coolers
Aerator and Guide Sleeve Assembly
Patent numbers for the aerator ( U.S.
a. 5,938,981 water aerator and circulation system
b. 5,988,601 portable water aerator and circulation system
c. 5,213,718 aerator and conversion methods
d. 5,275,762 aerator
e. 5,996,977 temperature adjusted water aerator and circulation system
f. Canadian issued patent 2,057,280 - aerator patent/trademarks pending fishin-wagon™
Method and apparatus for aeration and bottom agitation for aqua-culture systems