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Minnow traps #14082856 08/03/21 09:43 PM
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Has anyone used these with good success ? what did you bait it with ?

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Re: Minnow traps [Re: Mo] #14082948 08/03/21 11:28 PM
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Re: Minnow traps [Re: Mo] #14083542 08/04/21 03:37 PM
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I have used them in the past and had pretty good luck using range cubes. The cubes take a while to dissolve and they let little flakes of goodness float thru the water to attract minnows and small sunfish. My traps were sitting directly on the bottom in just enough water to cover the trap by a few inches. This is the style trap I use.

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Have had good luck with these in small streams and creeks. Not so much using them off a dock in a lake.

Bread balls in an old sock, netting of some sort. Range cubes, but they only last few hours.

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Re: Minnow traps [Re: Mo] #14085339 08/05/21 10:05 PM
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You can enlarge the holes a bit for bait-size sunfish. Toss in some raw bacon and you'll get some crawdads.

Re: Minnow traps [Re: Mo] #14085618 08/06/21 01:49 AM
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I have used Quart "Mason" jars with window screen in rivers for decades.

They work really well baited with Yellow Corn Meal if you keep them out of the main current. cheers


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The only ones I've had success with is the jar that has the cones that you can place at the mouth.
If you have to use the quart size jar, I'd have at least 4 - 6 of them. You can only get so many minnow in quart jar.

For bait, get the cheapest canned dog food you can find. When that meaty dog food hits the water, it dissolves into bite size pieces that are just right for a minnow.

If you have another person and a sein net, you can catch a few dozen that are hanging outside of the jars. Get the jars out of the water, toss down a little dog food to keep the minnows close, and then rake them up with the net.


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