So I read the rules as I can Legally use a perch trap to trap them b/c they are a non game species. Is my logic correct? Thanks for the link to the old thread Jon. And awesome words. I lost my mother 4 years ago to breast cancer at just 51 years old. Spend as much time and create as many memories as possible is close to my heart.
Josh, sorry to hear about your mother - Tough deal there.
My interpretation of the rules is same as your's about legally catching non-game fish in a minnow trap..
from TPWD site: legal devices for fish 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.
Only thing is I would suggest to call it a minnow trap and not a perch trap just to avoid the possibility of confusion with the saltwater perch trap.