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catching live bait
« on: March 14, 2015, 07:11:38 PM »
What kind of live bait do you guys like to use and how do you like to catch it? 

I use traps for minnows with a handful of dog food in them for bait.  For crawlers I use the old flashlight in the yard on a night after a rain shower.  This year I will try to train my wife to catch crawlers again.  She's just not quite quick enough yet, hopefully she picked up some speed in the off season.  Lol
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 08:50:50 PM »
Almost time to get crawler pickin. They might be slithering around on top of the snow in my backyard.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 09:35:56 PM »
How do you recommend using the minnow traps?

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 08:03:07 AM »
What kind of live bait do you guys like to use and how do you like to catch it? 

I use traps for minnows with a handful of dog food in them for bait.  For crawlers I use the old flashlight in the yard on a night after a rain shower.  This year I will try to train my wife to catch crawlers again.  She's just not quite quick enough yet, hopefully she picked up some speed in the off season.  Lol
 

WOW,i didn't pick crawlers in a few years,I gotta do it this year.Its becoming a lost art to me. :(
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 08:39:18 AM »
How do you recommend using the minnow traps?

Find a deeper pool in a stream that you think holds bait fish, I do best on small streams, toss your trap in the deepest part of the pool.  Tie it off and leave it sit over night, or an afternoon or a few hours.  If you have a good hole you will catch enough bait in no time to go fishing.  I use traps that were my grandfathers.  They are old school and don't have that metal ring around the entrance holes.  IMO that metal ring that covers the sharp wire at the entrance allows more bait to swim in and out of the trap at will reducing your catch.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 08:56:59 AM »
Not only do get the satisfaction of catching you own bait but, I find it fun.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 09:33:58 AM »
And i think you get more action with creek minows versus store bought.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 10:51:39 PM »
well I went out and bought a minnow trap. Now i just have to find a place to catch minnows near by or ill just keep the local guys in business.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 05:50:29 AM »
or ill just keep the local guys in business.
 

LMBO,i hear you about keeping the local guy in business. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 06:56:47 AM »
THE FIRST TIME I HAD MY WIFE PICKING CRAWLERS SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, "BUT DO THEY BITE?"  ??? HAHHAHA I CANT SEEM TO BRAKE THE CITY GIRL OUT OF HER

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 08:08:28 AM »
That city girl did a great job on the ice this year. :)
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Re: catching live bait
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »
if I put a minnow trap in the water and leave it there do I have to tag it with my name  or anything else?
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 12:59:22 PM »
if I put a minnow trap in the water and leave it there do I have to tag it with my name  or anything else?


Yes name and address. I went with out them for ever and ever but bought a package of brass trapping tags with the info stamped on them. I put them on all my tip ups for NY state rules and on my minnow traps for PA rules. You can get away with putting a laminated paper tag on the string I suppose.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 01:09:03 PM »
Good to know, thanks FM
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 01:55:26 PM »

Yes name and address. I went with out them for ever and ever but bought a package of brass trapping tags with the info stamped on them. I put them on all my tip ups for NY state rules and on my minnow traps for PA rules. You can get away with putting a laminated paper tag on the string I suppose.
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Like FM said trap tags work best.  Most all trapping supply companies sell them at not much cost.
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