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Offline firsticerules

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what are fish traps
« on: Dec 12, 2003, 07:28 PM »
i hear people talkin about traps and i have no clue what the heck there talkin about.
thanx this might help conversations ???

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2003, 07:30 PM »
Fish Trap is a brand portable shelters made popular by Dave Genz. Also incorporated with Snowboat, and Clam (used to all be USL, now called Clam Corp).

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2003, 08:21 PM »
thanx for clearing that up i fell so clueless :-[

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2003, 11:35 PM »
Not So Fast there Buckaroo.  Don't let Deep Creek pull your chain with all that technical sales hype jargon.  Fish Traps are submersible wire mesh cages with a spring loaded door.  
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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2003, 12:12 AM »
ALSO HERE IN MAINE SOMETIMES PEOPLE CALL TIP UPS TRAPS,MOSTLY OL'TIMERS.

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2003, 04:50 AM »
Firsticerules,
I guess it's the old "be careful what you ask for" thing...you'll get a ton of information when you ask a question on this site. Helpful people.

I use a 1 man shelter called a Fish Trap. It's made by Clam.

One of the site sponsers is Jacks Traps...a builder of good quality tip ups...check him out!

I've never heard of the wire basket thing...I guess it's where you're from, not what you know!



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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #6 on: Dec 13, 2003, 08:19 AM »
 ;DGEM EYE GUY HOW DO YOU GET THE CAGES THROUGH A 6" HOLE REMEMBER THIS IS A ICE FISHING LINK JUST PULLING YOUR CHAIN PERSONALLY ICONSIDER MYSELF A FISH TRAP :'(
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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #7 on: Dec 13, 2003, 09:03 AM »
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Not So Fast there Buckaroo.  Don't let Deep Creek pull your chain with all that technical sales hype jargon.  Fish Traps are submersible wire mesh cages with a spring loaded door.  

Do you need a trapping or fishing licence for these?What do you bait them with cheese?  ;D

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #8 on: Dec 13, 2003, 03:37 PM »
thanx for clearing up my mind on that ;D

also how do you get those cages down the hole?? ???

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #9 on: Dec 13, 2003, 05:27 PM »
Chain saw Holes................. Large
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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #10 on: Dec 13, 2003, 07:00 PM »
those double ended cages are for mostly catching minnows for bait. Bait the traps with bread, fish swim in they cant easily swim back out. Never heard of anyone doing that during ice season though.

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2003, 08:34 PM »
I have an "old Fashioned" fish trap. It is a flat piece of wood with a spring loaded wire bail and has a small trigger in the middle. When the fish takes the cheese....I mean bait, it snaps shut. The only problem is that it tends to cut the small fish in half.

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2003, 08:54 PM »
FTD sounds like a rat trap for fish...Love to see a picture.

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Re:what are fish traps
« Reply #13 on: Dec 13, 2003, 09:07 PM »
Hi gang!
  In the winter I crawfish trap the deepest hole in the lake. thats how I get crawfish in the winter.  I cut three 8'' hols with my auger then slide the trap thru the cut out center. spike the line let the cage hit the bottom then check it in a day or so.  I get minnows and crawfish this way all winter.  It works believe me.  Every one thinks crawfish hybernate but they dont.  They just come out of the mud in deeper water.  I bet ya'll didnt know that!
  So I fish trap Crawfish trap that is!
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