minnow trap

Discussion in 'Pond Management' started by beemoth, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. what do you guys use in your minnow traps as bait?
    I've used bread sometimes dry dog food but results are poor. i want to catch creek chubs.
     
  2. i have tried the skin of hot dogs. it works pretty swell but then i also found turtles and crawdads in em.
     

  3. iceberg

    iceberg meat dragger

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    make a chum bag out of panty hose and hang inside trap. put oatmeal or wutever inside the panty hose it will slowly leech out.
     
  4. jake74

    jake74 catfishing machine

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    I have tried a bunch of stuff but trail baloney has worked the best. I normally slice a 1 inch chunk and put it in the trap. It holds together great but the oils and salt are a great attractant. I do get a few craws and snakes but if you check it everyday you will be fine. The baloney I use is venison bit I am sure that beef would work just as well. Good luck
     
  5. I use fish pellets wrapped in cheesecloth tied to the cage with a wire twist tie. Fish pellets have attractants that would be better suited than dogfood.

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  6. thanks for the suggestions
    i'll give it a try
    nice pic PondFin
     
  7. Ðe§perado™

    Ðe§perado™ Catfisherman/Bowfisherman

    Interesting. I will try using the cheesecloth bag.