In 2016 Bass Cat went to a live well screen system to prevent shad scales and claws from entering the livewell spray bars. This is not a common issue in the summer through early spring, though a post spawn issue more frequent on shad spawn reservoirs. Fish tend to feed voraciously on shad during the spawn and lakes like Kentucky Lake have a very intense regurgitation of shad scales, which clogs spray bars.
In an effort to reduce spray bar clogging Bass Cat has increased the spray bar outlets to 3/16″ and further increased flow. In 2016 they added a screen to the system to filter those scales and trash out of hte stream. That screen must be cleaned on both spray bars, to keep flow levels where fish will get ample oxygen and re-circulation. The system must be monitored for visual flow and the screens cleaned upon need. The screen size has been largened in mid 2016, and the screen sizes are being revisited now after the first season.
Below are images of the screens and how they operate. The cap simply unscrews to expose the screen for removal and cleansing.
Both locations are shown in the images below also.