Bait Traps

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by ken_hawk, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. ken_hawk

    ken_hawk New Member

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    Halstead, Kansas
    I was wondering if any of you might know of a website that I could buy Perch traps at that will accept paypal for payment? Thanks.
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Guthrie, Oklaho
    First I'd recommend you check your states game laws to see if it is legal to trap perch. In Oklahoma even the Wildlife Commission don't know if its legal. It is not really addressed in the books about trapping bait... just seining, netting, etc. If you decide to get a trap, I would also recommend you check these links before you buy ...

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38884

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38885

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38886

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38891

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1315

    Probably less than 15 dollars for a roll of 1/4" hardware cloth at your local hardware store.
     

  3. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    kansas
    u can make them yourself very easily
     
  4. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    Il
    i just made one myself for 9 bucks and about a little over an hour of work. its not hard. just time consuming cutting, measureing, and using zip ties.
     
  5. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    derby kansas
    best i can tell it is leagle to trap perch in kansas as long as your trap has nasme add.ect. on it but the max opening is 1''in dia.best i can desifer from the 2007 reg.book.i built one of the traps from this site and it turned out to be a really nice trap but i havent got to use it yet.
     
  6. ken_hawk

    ken_hawk New Member

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    Halstead, Kansas
    I know they are legal in kansas because the regs. say "Bait fish may be taken for noncommercial purposes by the following methods: seine not larger than 15 feet long and four feet deep, with mesh not larger than one-fourth inch; fish trap with mesh not larger than one-fourth inch and throat no larger than one inch in diameter (must be tagged with fisherman's name and address). . .". Thanks for the links guys. I'll try to make a couple of my own.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Montgomery, Alabama
    Its illegal to trap Perch for bait here, because u cant use them for bait. We only can use Minnows and Crawfish Traps
     
  8. kylekutta

    kylekutta New Member

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    NC
    Save money and make a trap(sam's trap) it is easy works and you can build 4-6 for the same cost of buying 1 depending on prices.
     
  9. bigmaac73

    bigmaac73 Member

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    Lenoir City, TN
  10. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    State:
    Guthrie, Oklaho
    a 1" diameter hole is not going to allow a very big perch get into the trap. Sounds more like minnows or crawfish. I don't guess they'd let you make it 1" in diameter and then stretch it to something like 3/4" X 1 1/2". I know we could fish with the bait that entered the trap, but if you subscribe to the philosophy of the bigger the bait the bigger the fish, your not going to have to good of a chance for a big one.
     
  11. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Missouri
    I use one similar to the one whistler built. I don't think it would be legal her in Mo. on public water, but I just leave it in the private pond that is used only for bait. Actually we have 3 bait ponds. When one gets close to being fished out, we move to another. By the time 2 get fished out, the first one is all built back up again. We empty one pond per summer. I'm lucky though in this respect. I have used the small $5 Wally World wire traps, and they work pretty good for an afternoon of fishing. I wouldn't rely on one for a weekend trip or anything. Plus, AwShucks is right...you can only catch mybe a 3" fish in one of those. I like hand sized perch for bait myself. If you don't have a private pond to put a big trap (illegal) in, ya might as well get one of those $5 traps because buying the material for a small trap isn't cost effective.