bait for gill trap

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by tyrupp, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. tyrupp

    tyrupp New Member

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    I built one of the gill traps from the library,the question is what type of bait or chum do you guys use in it
     
  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    last year we caught gills and minnows on crackers and bread
     

  3. katcaller

    katcaller New Member

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    Works well for me too.
     
  4. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you will get yourself a cloth bag and put bread or fish chow in it, it will draw the bream and gills into the trap. By putting your bait in a cloth bag it will last longer. The gills and bream come up to the bag and suck on it to get some of the bait.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    bread, crackers, cat food work just fine
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    All the above work great. I usually use bread with a couple pieces of onion, not sure why but I usually get more that way.
    Also, I've heard of people using packing styrofoam peanuts, Ramen noodles(which do work) and plain ol dry dog/cat food.
     
  7. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i had dog food in one and soured grain in the other out in my tanks last night, caught 10 gills in the soured grain and none in the dog food. Usually catch alot with dog food but i dunno what the deal was. I switched the baits in the traps to see if location had more to do with it
     
  8. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    I used dog food......This is also a very good trap!!!
     
  9. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

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    ALMOST ANYTHING.BREAD WORK'S WELL.
     
  10. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Ty, thanks for asking that question. I have been thinking about making one of the traps in the library and that was also on my mind!:big_smile:
    Deb