Bluegill trap bait?

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by RobbHeb, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. RobbHeb

    RobbHeb New Member

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    i built that trap that Whistler has posted in the library and i've used it a couple of times so far but i just wanted some ideas on what to bait the trap with.

    the first time i used it i left it out for 25 hours and had it baited with cat food, i stopped counting bream at 20.

    the second time(same spot as above) i left it out for 24 hours or so and had it baited with dog food. i caught 10 turtles and 1 bream.

    the third time i placed in a different spot and had it baited with dog food again, all i caught was a Eel(sp?).

    abviously i should go back with the cat food, but im wondering what ya'll bait with or if you have any ideas on what to use.

    Thanks!
     
  2. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i use bits of white bread and i also take a pantyhose and cut a piece off and stuff it with about 10 night crawlers tie the pantyhose rinse the wad of crawlers off then crush themin to a paste and hook it in the middle of ur trap

    i also do the same for bullheads but i put chicken livers soaked in garlic and anise oil in the trap
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Wheaties works well or cat food as mentioned.
     
  4. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    ive also built the bream trap.. had better luck with catfood rather than dog food..
     
  5. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    No traps for me, I am old fashioned and I use a hook and beemoth. Where I go, I can bring in almost 100 bluegills/sunfish/bass in an hour!
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Same here.. Same here...rollo
     
  7. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I built 4 of the traps and I use oatmeal in a cheese cloth sack. When I go I always bring perch home so if I want to fish and not catch bait, I have it. If my better half goes we always catch them on poles. She can catch about 4 to my 1, so we get bait in a short time.
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Ok...whats a beemoth, LOL ?

    And...what kind of catfod did you guys try,,,in the can ?

    Thanks for the info guys. I have only used worms but I wouldnt mind using a trap here and there.
     
  9. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Wire a piece of white styrofoam in the middle of the trap. Place it in or near some grass W/ the top being about 6 inches under water. No bait needed.
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Can you explain your post. Are you saying that the bluegill are feeding on the styrofoam? If so I have never heard of this.
     
  11. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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  12. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    what is this trap you guys talk about:embarassed:
     
  13. Redneck in a Skiboat

    Redneck in a Skiboat New Member

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  14. afatcat

    afatcat New Member

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    what kind of cat food do you use?
     
  15. Bricky

    Bricky New Member

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    I have had best luck with canned beef and gravey cat food in the small cans. the cheaper the better