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#10856727 - 05/19/15 08:13 PM Bream trap baits?
JimmyA Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
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Loc: new boston
I am wanting to spend the weekend catching a few flat-heads by using bream, for bait! I have 2 clover-leaf traps and would like to know, what is your preference to baiting the traps?
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#10856735 - 05/19/15 08:15 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
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Onion slices
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#10856824 - 05/19/15 08:35 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
texashelms Offline
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Onion slices


Really?

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#10856828 - 05/19/15 08:36 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Yes sir
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#10856845 - 05/19/15 08:39 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
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I thought perch traps were illegal in fresh water.
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#10857022 - 05/19/15 09:29 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
big10 Online   content
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Loc: Temple, Texas
Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Onion slices


Thanks tom! Iv caught thousands of bream and mudcats in traps, used a dozen or more different baits, but never onion slices. Will have to try that one. Hang around here enough and you can learn something every day.
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#10857137 - 05/19/15 09:56 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: Bob Landry]
fmclee Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/09
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Loc: Stephenville,TX
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I thought perch traps were illegal in fresh water.


Only if you get caught !!!

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#10857430 - 05/19/15 11:36 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
dieselpower97 Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 61
Loc: Boyd
you can use bait traps, can only be so big, forget how big though, we use cat food or dog food in a cheese cloth.
http://www.texastastes.com/p138.htm
hope I added this correct.

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#10857560 - 05/20/15 05:59 AM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
fmclee Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/09
Posts: 947
Loc: Stephenville,TX
Minnow traps ..Yes
Perch traps ...NOPE
The restriction is the opening or throat ....

Minnow Trap

May be used to take NONGAME fish only.
Trap may not exceed 24 inches in length. The throat may not exceed 1 inch by 3 inches.
Gear tag valid for only 10 days must be visibly attached.
Perch Traps

For use in SALT WATER only.

May be used to take NONGAME fish only.
May not exceed 18 cubic feet.
Must be marked with a floating visible orange buoy not less than 6 inches in height and 6 inches in width. The buoy must have a gear tag valid only for 10 days attached.
Must be equipped with a degradable panel as described for crab traps.
Buoys or floats may not be made of plastic bottle(s) of any color or size.
It is unlawful to place any type of trap within the area in Cedar Bayou between a department sign erected where Mesquite Bay flows into Cedar Bayou and the department sign erected near the point where the pass empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

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#10857850 - 05/20/15 09:10 AM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 891
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Good thing we don't have perch around here. smile

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#10857958 - 05/20/15 09:49 AM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
Aixsponsa Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 82
Loc: Louisiana
Slices of styrofoam cups, bread, cat food, dog food, chicken food, things that are mealy
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#10858404 - 05/20/15 12:16 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: Aixsponsa]
MerCallDaY Offline
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 10
Go buy a loaf of the cheapest bread and throw 3 or 4 slices in there for boat..the only play you can't trap bait is public water..meaning any lake or river ect..trap them out of a private pond..I specifically go after the blue rain perch or goggleye some folks call them

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#10858861 - 05/20/15 02:56 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
redmist220 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 521
Slices of styrofoam cups thats what i use , and works great

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#10858935 - 05/20/15 03:19 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
sabigfish Offline
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Registered: 04/20/07
Posts: 413
Loc: Boerne, Tx
A lot of local bait shop carry perch or bluegill and in the long run its cheaper

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#10859096 - 05/20/15 04:43 PM Re: Bream trap baits? [Re: JimmyA]
uncle_bagster Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2201
A Granola bar should work, although I've yet to try it.

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