Review: Ohero Enviro Livewell Fishing Air Pump

Using live shad is my go to bait to catfishing. Over the past year and a half, we have been throwing a net almost weekly down at camp. Towards the end of last year, I made a homemade livewell (I really gotta get those instructions up soon).

This Issue

The one thing about portable livewells is that you will go through multiple batteries over a weekend. On the air pump I got from Walmart, I’m getting about 8-10 hours before needing to change the 2-D batteries. I’m spending $6-$8 or so per weekend keeping the livewell going.

I ran across a small pump that claimed to get up to 50 hours per set of batteries. Even better, I found it on sale for less than $15. It’s called the Ohero Enviro Fish Pump. Today, we are going to review this pump, test it in my livewell and compare it to the one I have been using. The test will include air output and battery longevity.

The Ohero Enviro Livewell Air Pump

I purchased the Ohero Enviro air pump from justforfishing.com (can find it here).

The claim

Running off of 2-AA batteries, the manufacture claims that you can get up to 50 hours per set of batteries. They also claim quiet and efficient. They do not mention on output flow so you know how large of a livewell this will work on.

The pump itself

As you can see in the photo above, the pump opens up and doubles as a carry case. Once open, it has a place to wrap the hose and keep the air stone. In the middle to the right is where the batteries go. Above that, you have the motor itself. You notice that is a small motor .

How it works

The Enviro Fish Pump is a water resistant self contained pump. Here is how it works:

When you unpack your pump, unpack and remove it from the outer plastic sleeve. Open the pump (photoed above) and remove the hose and air -stone. Insert your batteries and close the pump up. Next, place the pump back into the plastic sleeve and close up. This will make it more water resistant. Once that is done, connect the air-stone to the hose and the hose to the pump. Your all set, you can then clip the air pump to your bucket or livewell and turn on.

Once you are done with the pump, simply do everything in reverse. Remove the air stone and hose, remove the plastic cover, open the pump and place the parts in their respected sections and close up. You may also want to remove the batteries if you will be storing it. You now have it neatly packed up and ready for storage until your next fishing trip.

Size

The size of the pump is small. In the photo above, you see the size compared to the one I got from Walmart. It is much smaller since it is ran off of 2-AA batteries compared to 2-C batteries on the larger one.

The size makes it good for keeping in your tackle box to be used in a 5 gallon bucket while out.

Testing/Comparison Two Pumps

Noise Comparison/Air Output Video

Noise

As you see in the video, the noise compared to the other is much quieter. About half the loudness as the other. This makes since because your dealing with a smaller motor and less battery power.

Airflow

The Enviro air pump put out less airflow than the other but, I think it is what I need. The more powerful pump is made for larger livewell. It pumps at the same rate or more than a 20 gallon fish tank would take. The Enviro pump should fit my homemade livewell and a 5 gallon bucket just fine.

One issue I was running into with the larger livewell pump was it would turn creek water I had in my livewell very fast. I would need to swap out the water every hour or so. With the Enviro fish pump, it is lasting much longer. It’s not overkill like the larger.

How long it last on a set of batteries

I did a test on to see how long 2-AA batteries lasted in the Enviro. I got about 40 hours out the new batteries. This is over twice as long as the larger using C batteries. It is not the 50 hours as claimed but I will update this review after I run a few sets through it. Time will depend on many things like battery age.

The Bottom line

So here is the bottom line, it depends on what you need. The Enviro fish pump for a livewell is a solid choice for someone that uses a small livewell or bucket to keep live bait. It is not a good choice if you have a large (on-board) boat livewell.

It uses 2-AA batteries, it lasts longer than my other larger pump, the airflow fits what I need and not overkill and it is quiet. You can’t ask for much more if you have a small set-up.

 

 

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