JOHN.......I've missed your good company!
As far as a cooler option goes, true scavengers, such as myself, continually feed and fresh dead bait is consumed immediately to maximize freshness, maintain high energy, and insure an appropriate level of Omega-3 fatty oil for a shiny coat.
If you must choose a cooler option, I recommend a "soft side" so when you are "going inverted", the chances of blunt trauma to the noggin are reduced...
...and all this time I thought a wet exit was what happened when I climbed out of the tub?! GO FIGURE?!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!