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Offline Frontier87

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Trapping shiners??
« on: Jan 21, 2022, 02:32 PM »
Whatís the trick to catching bait out of a small farm pond? Ponds maybe 100íx50í I have a small bait trap I put in some dog food and drop it down. Any suggestions on depth? Right on bottom or suspended? Any info would be a help. Thanks

Offline joefishmore

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2022, 03:29 PM »
Saw a guy with acloverleaf trap...put it right on bottom which 6-8 feet deep... he caught a lot..with dog food,cheapest he could find.  Another guy on a mill pond, 10 feet deep...located shimers with flasher...cut big hole for a 5 foot square pull up net which he would put on bottom...thow in pieces of bread....wait 10 or 15 min then pull up fast and he got a lot of golden shiners some 8 inches long.  The most important thing is you have to know where they are.

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2022, 03:35 PM »
good adise  :thumbsup:

Offline MadFisha

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2022, 05:52 PM »
Found the smaller ponds were the best places to find them over lakes n rivers.  Some ponds just donít have them.  Iíd try different spots and depths.  Dog food def is best.  If you donít find any wait until next summer and put some in there, works great. 

Offline woodchip

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2022, 05:58 PM »
Ive used Gravy train ,it seemed to be better than other brands.

Offline Frontier87

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06:55 PM »
Thanks for all info everyone. Iíll keep giving it a go and hope for the best. Quick stop to the bait shop then the some real fishing tomorrow and Sunday. Tight lines.

Offline woodchip

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Re: Trapping shiners??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2022, 08:34 PM »
Net Craft catalog has a lot of bait trap options.

 



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