Dollar for dollar per square foot probably the best profit center in your store!



Odor Free

Quiet Operation

Environmentally Friendly

Use City, Well, Lake or Salt Water

Attractive and Compact

Cabinet Color Options

Saves Water

Easy Maintenance

Economical Operation

Total Water Recirculation

Temperature Control

Constant Air Circulation



Our tanks are very quick, simple and easy to clean. Just wipe the inside of the tanks with the minnows still in the tank. Use a cloth or a sponge that has not been treated with any cleaners, soaps or detergents, wipe and rinse the cloth or sponge in the same water. The filter system will pick up the debris. Cleaning will probably take less than five minutes per tank and can be done anytime.


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CED Manufacturing Co. LLC was established in March of 1992, by its owners Carl and Joan Brenner, and was located in Pillager Minnesota. Our intention was to design, manufacture and market a biological system to house live minnows, that would keep them healthy and active. We also developed equipment to keep other types of live bait, all of which could be installed in various types of businesses.

Shortly after establishing the design and manufacturing of our product we adopted the name “MINNOW MASTER Live Bait Systems” to identify it.

In winter of 1991-1992, it was brought to our attention by local bait wholesalers, that the average small bait shops that were family run were on the decline, mainly because the younger generation was just not interested in this labor intensive type of the business. Also the people left operating these bait shops didn’t really want to put in the long hours. Hence the fisherman couldn’t get bait when they wanted it due to bait shops not being open on a consistent basis.

After some consultation, discussion and research we found that some convenience stores would be willing and able to market minnows from their stores, providing the bait holding tanks would be low maintenance, odor free and did not require a constant flow of expensive city water. This was an ideal situation because these convenience stores would be open the hours that the fisherman wanted to get the bait they required.

We then began the research and design of a biological system which would be odor free, low maintenance, quiet operation, minimal use of city or well water and able to fit through their doors physically and fit in the store both physically and aesthetically. With this type of design we found that this bait systems would also fit into bait shops, resorts, hardware stores, sporting goods stores as well.

The cabinet design we use today is very similar to the original cabinet design, however, materials have been upgraded and more color choices have been added. Water circulation pumps and components, water cooling equipment, aeration pumps, air diffusers and filtration components have changed considerably. We are constantly researching better equipment and ideas that become available and we will use to improve our products. In some cases these improvements can be adapted to update an existing older Minnow Master model. Please contact us for more information.


CED Manufacturing Co, LLC