I'll start out this thread with this:
Dry Hands Minnow Bucket - http://www.dryhandsminnowbucket.com/
I was looking for a new minnow bucket a while ago & came across this. Kind of an interesting concept I thought. I was using the minnow bucket that floated along side your boat. Worked pretty good but was a bit inconvenient to get a new minnow.
With this minnow bucket, the concept is that you lift up on the false bottom which brings the minnows to the top. The false bottom is formed in a way that the minnow(s) then slide out the funnel into your hand. No net needed & your hand doesn't get wet.
So I bought one! Halibut Warrior bought one also - I'm sure he will give us his review. I'm happy with it - works as advertised. Bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it seems to work well. Only a few small issues that i've found - 1) small minnow can get under the false bottom 2) you need to make sure that the false bottom comes up level or minnows can get under the false bottom 3) little difficult to open until you get the hang of it - such as when adding ice
When I buy minnows, I take in a regular styrofoam bucket into the store then transfer them into the Dry Hands bucket before launching. Just find it easier that way. But all things considered, I'm happy with the purchase.