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Author Topic: New Bait Trap  (Read 2831 times)

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New Bait Trap
« on: Dec 23, 2010, 06:41 PM »
Just finished building a new bait trap.  About time, I started this puppy last season.  Kept putting it aside but made up my mind last week to finish it.



Gonna drop 'er in the pond tomorrow to try it out.  Got 200 shiners in the tank now, I hope to get that each time I pull this baby.
Dimensions are 24" x 24" x 14" tall.  Made with 1/4" hardware cloth, welding rods, aluminum and steel wire, ty-raps and scrap tubing.  I have maybe $10 cash into it but I can't count the hours!
Good luck this season to everyone, stay dry.

Paul
 

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2010, 06:48 PM »
That thing is sweet,, add cheese puffs and some mint chewing gum :o :o, and its on,,lol

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2010, 06:50 PM »
That thing is sweet,, add cheese puffs and some mint chewing gum :o :o, and its on,,lol
You forgot Wood Pellets!! :woot:

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #3 on: Dec 23, 2010, 06:57 PM »
 :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:00 PM »
how do the fish get in?? ???

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #5 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:12 PM »
"how do the fish get in?? "

Through the 4 vertical slots (adjustable width) - one on each side.  Bait (I use dog food) goes in the round tube in the center.  I saw a similar design somewhere last year.  I thought it was a big improvement on the round minnow traps at Wally World.  I'll post some results in a few days.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #6 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:18 PM »
wow !!!

paul you been holding out on me.     that's not much different from what i use now.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #7 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:25 PM »
wow !!!

paul you been holding out on me.     that's not much different from what i use now.

Jeremy - Your expanded steel trap inspired me to get off my butt and build something better than what I was using.
Hope to be seeing more of you beginning next month.  It would be good to come back, but it will put quite a crimp in my fishing this season.  Last winter ruled!

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:31 PM »


I sure hope you have your ice machine making ice over your way. not much making around me.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #9 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:38 PM »
wow that puppy looks very durable...Nice job :)

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #10 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:39 PM »
here is a pic of what my traps look like befor they hit the water this fall. not as fancy as yours but getting the job done.


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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #11 on: Dec 23, 2010, 07:41 PM »
 :thumbsup: :flex: :flex: :clap:

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #12 on: Dec 23, 2010, 08:38 PM »
NICE LOOKING TRAPS,   I remember someone on here showing a cloverleaf trap a while back.  These are similar in design  Do you guys find that you catch more with this style trap over the walmar gee minnow trap style

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #13 on: Dec 23, 2010, 10:48 PM »
I found out last year a black wal mart trap next to a vintage silver trap same size and shape the silver one beat the black trap every time?

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #14 on: Dec 24, 2010, 03:32 AM »
Nice work, I bet you catch more than 200 a soak with that beast though!  That'll fill up the bait tank!

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #15 on: Dec 24, 2010, 03:53 AM »
I found out last year a black wal mart trap next to a vintage silver trap same size and shape the silver one beat the black trap every time?
I thought it was just me. Don't catch nearly as much in the black traps vs. the silver.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #16 on: Dec 24, 2010, 05:22 AM »
Great looking traps.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #17 on: Dec 24, 2010, 05:45 AM »
Great looking trap. On second thought that is flipin' awesome....

How do you get them out of the trap? I'm thinking one door is going to be a bit challenging.

Around here people steal them often (I lost one already this year). At least with a beauty like that it would be easy to track down.

One more vote for silver here. Everyone I know catches less with black.

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #18 on: Dec 24, 2010, 05:51 AM »
Can you say patent
You just might be on to something there I dont think you can buy anything like that local

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Re: New Bait Trap
« Reply #19 on: Dec 24, 2010, 06:29 AM »
Nice looking trap!
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