not yet, cw. my grandpa always said 51 degrees the majic number. he knew his [shiz] on eels so i live by that.
i use the wire mesh type. my dad and his dad used pots made from 5 gal buckets. eels would pack so tite in them that they'd smother themselves. i never had much luck in them though. eels not around like they used to be.
thinkin of gettin into some minnies this year. let me know if you have any advice.