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i just got a bluegill trap off the internet and was wondering if anyone has used one before and if it worked good or not the one i got looks like a crab pot "crab trap" if you know what they look like.any info would be cool
 

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The traps work like a slot machine. I use a slice of bread for bait and put the trap in my creek and catch 40-60 in 1 day. They all run about 3-5". You can use dry dog food if you want. It does not seem to matter. I have baited it and put it in my pond within 2-3 minutes the perch smell the bait and start investigating. Pretty soon they start going in the opening. They work great!!

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they are not legal in pa! neither are trotlines .... the only traps you can legally use are for bait fish bluegills are not considered baitfish... only suckers chubs shad ... and a few others ... blue gills and sunfish MAY NOT be caught using a trap ... only by approved tackle
 

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Jesse,

Those bluegill traps will only catch really, really, really, small infant bluegills. That's OK for bass or crappie bait, but if you are looking for saucer plate bluegills for flatheads, stick to the tradional way with ultra lite rod and reel.
 

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They are 100% not legal. It would also be illiegal to use any of the gill caught in such a method as the rule states that it must be a legally caught game fish. Not worth it to me!!
 
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