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Offline bassin212

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Shiner Trapping Question
« on: Nov 19, 2020, 05:39 PM »
I found some info online in terms of what you are allowed to keep as live bait and what must be released. used the search function on Ice Shanty but didn't come up with much. I don't plan on doing a ton of trapping, but giving it a shot for the firs time. My only question is do you have to label your trap in anyway? feel free to drop some advice as well, but not necessary. Plan on using dry dog food and focusing on flowing water, brooks, rivers streams in shallow water.
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2020, 05:50 PM »
Yup, gotta claim your trap... Name and number will keep F&G happy. And yeah, dry dog food works and is easy enough. Good luck.

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2020, 05:53 PM »
Yup, gotta claim your trap... Name and number will keep F&G happy. And yeah, dry dog food works and is easy enough. Good luck.


thanks Stealth, figured they'd need something like that. I'm assuming it doesn't need to be on the trap itself and can just be on the rope?
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2020, 05:56 PM »
I put my info on a tag on the rope, not sure if that's right but must be close enough?

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #4 on: Nov 19, 2020, 05:58 PM »
I put my info on a tag on the rope, not sure if that's right but must be close enough?


Iíd have a hard time believing that isnít good enough. Thanks for the info
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2020, 06:42 PM »
I always attached my name, address & phone # on the trap itself. Later on, I added the same on a short piece of strapping with a hole on either end to run my cord through and through.
This took too long to find under "important rules". Would have liked to seen it under "bait trapping".
"ē Traps, nets, fish houses, holding boxes, or
other receptacles used to take, hold, or to
keep live bait fish in public waters must be
marked with the name and address of the
owner and user."
IMO, it's open to interpretation whether or not your info placed on the
rope or cord is technically, legal or not?
I expect the CO's would appreciate the effort of marking, regardless?
I've only met a CO once (in a lot of years) while trapping. I was coming out of the woods. He looked at my trapped bait. Wasn't interested in my traps, back through the woods.
Can't remember if he asked for my fishing license? It is required.
I've had many interactions with Co's. All good!  :)   

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2020, 06:50 PM »
I always attached my name, address & phone # on the trap itself. Later on, I added the same on a short piece of strapping with a hole on either end to run my cord through and through.
This took too long to find under "important rules". Would have liked to seen it under "bait trapping".

 
"ē Traps, nets, fish houses, holding boxes, or
other receptacles used to take, hold, or to
keep live bait fish in public waters must be
marked with the name and address of the
owner and user."
IMO, it's open to interpretation whether or not your info placed on the
rope or cord is technically, legal or not?
I expect the CO's would appreciate the effort of marking, regardless?
I've only met a CO once (in a lot of years) while trapping. I was coming out of the woods. He looked at my trapped bait. Wasn't interested in my traps, back through the woods.
Can't remember if he asked for my fishing license? It is required.
I've had many interactions with Co's. All good!  :)


Thanks CD. I looked under ďbait trappingĒ and didnít find anything. I didnít even think to check ďimportant rulesĒ. Iím with you, not sure why they decided to post it in one spot and not the other. Only bad experience I had with a CO was in VT on Champlain. Most are great! I try to do my best to make their jobs a little easier.
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2020, 08:04 PM »

Thanks CD. I looked under ďbait trappingĒ and didnít find anything. I didnít even think to check ďimportant rulesĒ. Iím with you, not sure why they decided to post it in one spot and not the other. Only bad experience I had with a CO was in VT on Champlain. Most are great! I try to do my best to make their jobs a little easier.
You're welcome. Under bait trapping, there is mention of marking traps with name and address, but it's under commercial trapping of suckers, I believe? Not pertinent to trapping shiners by your average Joe cup of coffee.
Agree with making the CO's job easier. If you know the rules and abide by them, they're a great bunch of outdoorsmen, generally speaking.

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2020, 07:54 AM »
 I burn my name and address onto a piece of cedar lath and attach it to my trap with hog rings , I do the same with the rope on the bitter end( make a tag out of cedar lath..), I've had traps returned to me by CO's that someone had illegally pulled and got busted..had my name no been on the trap It would have another one lost forever.
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #9 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:56 AM »
I put my name, address and phone number on a piece of wood attached to the line on the trap. Never had any problems, but never been checked either. Good luck trapping!

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2020, 02:46 PM »
I burn my name and address onto a piece of cedar lath and attach it to my trap with hog rings , I do the same with the rope on the bitter end( make a tag out of cedar lath..), I've had traps returned to me by CO's that someone had illegally pulled and got busted..had my name no been on the trap It would have another one lost forever.
It's nice to know you're CO's are so on top of things, Joe. I think we only have 37-40 in the whole state? This time of year, they're spread pretty thin keeping track of hunters.
Burning info in to cedar is pretty ideal. The sad thing is, regardless what you do, it can be removed.
FWIW, you're showing your age & history a bit.  ;) Wonder how many here know what hog rings are? I still have a box plus hog ring pliers.  ;D

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2020, 03:39 PM »
It's nice to know you're CO's are so on top of things, Joe. I think we only have 37-40 in the whole state? This time of year, they're spread pretty thin keeping track of hunters.
Burning info in to cedar is pretty ideal. The sad thing is, regardless what you do, it can be removed.
FWIW, you're showing your age & history a bit.  ;) Wonder how many here know what hog rings are? I still have a box plus hog ring pliers.  ;D

We still use hog rings in the automotive world CD, granted a lot less than before but some auto makers still use them to hold seat covering on... Nothing like having one of those suckers grab hold of your finger skin lol...

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2020, 06:53 PM »
It's nice to know you're CO's are so on top of things, Joe. I think we only have 37-40 in the whole state? This time of year, they're spread pretty thin keeping track of hunters.
Burning info in to cedar is pretty ideal. The sad thing is, regardless what you do, it can be removed.
FWIW, you're showing your age & history a bit.  ;) Wonder how many here know what hog rings are? I still have a box plus hog ring pliers.  ;D

Most of the COs in the past knew who.i was, I was the one they called when they had a nuisance animal that evaded capture by the other  nuisance trappers-I also had the most beaver ,otter and Fisher pelts to tag in the eastern  district, that aside i was like  fly crap, I was everywhere..showing my age is a badge of honor, I aint as good as once was, but once I can be as good as I ever was!
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:22 PM »
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We still use hog rings in the automotive world CD, granted a lot less than before but some auto makers still use them to hold seat covering on... Nothing like having one of those suckers grab hold of your finger skin lol...
Interesting, Stealth. Do they go through a grommet and spring? I vaguely remember that?
And yes, they do get your attention when they bite.

Most of the COs in the past knew who.i was, I was the one they called when they had a nuisance animal that evaded capture by the other  nuisance trappers-I also had the most beaver ,otter and Fisher pelts to tag in the eastern  district, that aside i was like  fly crap, I was everywhere..showing my age is a badge of honor, I aint as good as once was, but once I can be as good as I ever was!
I imagine most CO's in your area would have known you for sure, Joe. The latter of what you said is definitely true! There may be a little dust on the bottle, but....

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2020, 06:11 AM »
I would be careful about trapping in flowing waters or ponds designated trout... I wait til ice to trap in my farm ponds. Stack traps on top of each other, 4-6 FOW, never let them soak over 8 hours, or the bait learns the trap escape... Oh man, I can't wait!

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #15 on: Nov 21, 2020, 06:32 AM »
never let them soak over 8 hours, or the bait learns the trap escape... Oh man, I can't wait!
Is this the reason I've been coming up empty handed? I've been leaving my trap in the water for 24 hours at a time

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #16 on: Nov 21, 2020, 07:41 AM »
Is this the reason I've been coming up empty handed? I've been leaving my trap in the water for 24 hours at a time

Yup, it looks like your bait is simply getting too smart for you.

You need dumber bait that hasn't been schooled for so long in your trap.


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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #17 on: Nov 21, 2020, 08:15 AM »
Rusty- my best sets are the first sets, 3 hour max. Leave them in for a day after that and then see what you get... Just sayin

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #18 on: Nov 21, 2020, 10:52 AM »
Quick question about bait tank set ups. I donít plan on having more than 3-5 dozen shiners max in there. I am just going to use a decent size cooler (I know the size matters but donít remember the dimensions or size). I have an aerator I am going to stick in it and Iím either going to keep it on the unheated side of my basement or outside on my deck. Is a filter also necessary?
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #19 on: Nov 21, 2020, 11:30 AM »
Quick question about bait tank set ups. I donít plan on having more than 3-5 dozen shiners max in there. I am just going to use a decent size cooler (I know the size matters but donít remember the dimensions or size). I have an aerator I am going to stick in it and Iím either going to keep it on the unheated side of my basement or outside on my deck. Is a filter also necessary?
You'll get quite a few differing opinions on this. Lots of different ways to keep bait. Some much better than others. 3-5 dozen shiners could last one or two outings for many. An aerator will keep that many for a short time. Freshly trapped bait excretes a lot of ammonia. Not like bait from a bait shop. Too much ammonia kills bait. In my 70 gal tank, I don't use an aerator. I use a submersible pump that circulates the 60 gallons about 6 times per hour through a homemade filter that has developed beneficial bacteria. You need cold water. 39 degrees + or - is ideal. Frequent partial water changes of similar temps is necessary for fresh trapped bait.
FWIW, a cooler on your deck will freeze in NH when temps dip.
There's quite a lot to maintaining bait for a whole season. I'd recommend doing a search on here for bait tanks. Tons of info available...
     

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #20 on: Nov 21, 2020, 02:42 PM »
Interesting, Stealth. Do they go through a grommet and spring? I vaguely remember that?
And yes, they do get your attention when they bite.


You remember fine... Always a grommet in the material, sometimes a spring sometimes direct to seat frame.



Bassin... Whatever tank setup you go with never feed them. If you keep the water cold they don't need food even for months. Like CD said ammonia will kill them and they are really good at turning food into ammonia.

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #21 on: Nov 21, 2020, 06:33 PM »
You'll get quite a few differing opinions on this. Lots of different ways to keep bait. Some much better than others. 3-5 dozen shiners could last one or two outings for many. An aerator will keep that many for a short time. Freshly trapped bait excretes a lot of ammonia. Not like bait from a bait shop. Too much ammonia kills bait. In my 70 gal tank, I don't use an aerator. I use a submersible pump that circulates the 60 gallons about 6 times per hour through a homemade filter that has developed beneficial bacteria. You need cold water. 39 degrees + or - is ideal. Frequent partial water changes of similar temps is necessary for fresh trapped bait.
FWIW, a cooler on your deck will freeze in NH when temps dip.
There's quite a lot to maintaining bait for a whole season. I'd recommend doing a search on here for bait tanks. Tons of info available...
   
This is it in a nut shell
Most normal areators realt dont diffuse oxygen, the do aid in the denitrogenation process...as stated, colder water,makes ammonia much less lethal,the best way to keep bait is to provide bacterial filtration and turn the water over 10 times per hour..
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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #22 on: Nov 21, 2020, 09:14 PM »
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You remember fine... Always a grommet in the material, sometimes a spring sometimes direct to seat frame
Thanks for the confirmation, Stealth. That's the way I vaguely remember it.
Sadly or not, I remember more from back then than yesterday.  :-[

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #23 on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:59 AM »
Thanks for the confirmation, Stealth. That's the way I vaguely remember it.
Sadly or not, I remember more from back then than yesterday.  :-[

I'm with you on that one Richard.  ???

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Re: Shiner Trapping Question
« Reply #24 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:24 PM »
Thanks for the tips everyone, looks like keeping water cold will be my biggest challenge..... that and catching bait  ;D ice caught a couple so far. Water temp in the tank is sitting it about 48 degrees. Hoping the colder nights will bring the temp down more. Looks like Iíll be changing water often! Just going to do a lot of trial and error and see what happens.
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