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Minnow traps..
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tomatolord    Posted 10-05-2001 at 20:34:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whats the best?

Metal mesh? how big for the mess and what type of bait.

Im looking to catch 1-2 inchers

You know the problem is there are no fishing stores left - all there is are the wally worlds - where they barely know the price of the product let alone what to do with it.

TIA


Dennis    Posted 10-06-2001 at 11:56:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi All,
We used to catch minnows using a gal milk carton. Cut a 3in dia. hole opposite the handle and leave the handle on. Punch a lot of holes (small) in the bottom and sides. Attach a rope on the handle, tie a piece of chicken inside on the bottom and let the "Trap" sit where the minnows are swimming and there you go.


Stretch    Posted 10-06-2001 at 09:07:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
The trap like JoeK listed in his link is just what I use. You can use just a piece or two of bread for bait. Crust from fied chicken works real good. Sometimes I use-in salt water-an old clam or crab. Pretty much anything will work for bait. You've just got to find the right spot to put the trap.


JoeK    Posted 10-05-2001 at 23:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here minnow trapping is tightly regulated by DNR,including trap size,openings etc.Traps must bear tag with owner info.In past I found store bought metal mesh traps worked quite well,and were not expensive.Looked like small mesh drum with mesh cone into each end(1/8-3/16 mesh)if I recall right.Openings were per regulations.With inlets opened up to about 3" and baited right they make great crayfish traps too.Lemmee see if I can find a pic......


JoeK    Posted 10-05-2001 at 23:43:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Link with pics


Okie-Dokie    Posted 10-07-2001 at 11:21:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can get one of those metal minnow traps described in the link at wal-mart for a lot less money. I have used the same one for a long time with great results.


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