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#11468232 - 03/10/16 10:08 AM Bluegill / Perch Trap
Gary R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 722
Loc: Arlington, TX
I bought a fish trap @ Academy. When I was a kid, we would take corn meal and/or bread, stuff it in an pair of old panty hose, and put that in the trap to attract the baitfish.

What do you'll recommend? Going to try to trap some this weekend at our little private lake, to use for catfish bait.

Gary R
Arlington, TX

#11468239 - 03/10/16 10:12 AM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41551
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I would use live night crawlers or raw bacon bits! 2cents

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#11468397 - 03/10/16 11:16 AM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
Fishing_4_Life Offline

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 178
Dog food or table scraps, such as chicken bones. Also an old trick that works but is not as consistant as flavored baits, is a styrofoam or a shiny object. Any of these will do the trick.

Edited by Fishing_4_Life (03/10/16 11:17 AM)

#11468581 - 03/10/16 12:26 PM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
charlief1 Offline

Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Leave a couple of chicken necks out and make sure they're really stinky. It will also catch some crawdads if you're got any in the pond.
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#11469419 - 03/10/16 06:02 PM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1637
Loc: Garland, Tx
I make similar traps for a hobby sometimes and have great luck with exactly what you started out with. I run an occasionally crawfish trap too and use the same baits with a little meat or fish.

I will use whatever is handy, stale bread, saltine crackers and occasionally range cubes in the bait box. There is a feed store near my shop and I pick up a large bag of range cubes once a year and will bait a hole for catfish with them, my crawfish traps and sometime my bream traps.

I honestly don't know if the catfish are attracted to the range cubes or the sunfish they draw, but either way, they are cheap, easy to keep for long periods of time and seem to work really well. They do attract rats also you need to store them in something airtight between trips.
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#11470306 - 03/11/16 06:54 AM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
Catfish-hunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1693
Loc: Medina lake
Fried chicken bones/ leftovers, old bread and can cat food with a few holes is all I use. Perch love chicken!

#11471594 - 03/11/16 02:44 PM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 11107
Loc: San Antonio TX
The ones I have seen have always been baited with bread.

#11471640 - 03/11/16 03:03 PM Re: Bluegill / Perch Trap [Re: Gary R]
FishTheBite Offline

Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 76
Loc: Central Texas
Cheap dry dog food.


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