Bluegill traps

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by jrgriffhusker, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has any cool bluegill traps. I would like to make one so I can use them for bait on the river. If you would be so kind as to pass on the wisdom that would be great.
    Catching them on rod and reel is taking to long and few and far between.
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Look in the member library. There are several types shown there. An old man told me to use white styrofoam pieces as bait, It works. I didn't believe it until he set his trap by mine. I had oatmeal and crackers as bait and he had stryofoam. He caught 3 time as many perch.
     

  3. Az Birddog

    Az Birddog New Member

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    I had a crawdad trap with carne asada in it. No crawdads but caught about 10 2-3" Gills over night with it. It's the rectangular trap walmart sells.
     
  4. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    dirtdobber is right, whisler has a step by step instructions for a good cloverleaf. its the one i use and it works awesome w/ the styrofoam. when i want crawfish i load it w/ fish heads.
     
  5. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    How big are the styrofoam pieces? I built the trap that Whistler has posted in the library. Good trap.
     
  6. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    mine has a flat 6by6 inch square in it. whatever fits center really
     
  7. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    About the size of a 50 cent piece.
     
  8. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    I told a friend about this yesterday and he went out and baited them with styrofoam. In 30 minutes between 2 traps he had caught 70 green sunfish. I would like to say thank you for the bait idea because it works!