does any one use traps for catfish

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by afatcat, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. afatcat

    afatcat New Member

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    does any one use traps for catfish
     
  2. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    I've never seen a trap designed for catfish.
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Not legal here in Iowa.
     
  4. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Hoop Nets and Baskets,,, mostly commercial fisherman use these.

    Nylon Net Company in TN has them all,,,, they have a web site,,,, they also have hooks the cheapest for trot lines.
     
  5. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have a few old Hoop Nets hanging in the garage but havent used them they are old and probably not even worth using . I collect alot of fishing stuff that i never use .
     
  6. Haftafish8780

    Haftafish8780 New Member

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    Yeah there are several differant types of traps and in my state Mississippi you have to have a com. fishing license and a $30 tag for each trap.

    Here is an example of a really good trap called a wooden "slot trap" there are also regulations on the size and number of enterances and slots in the traps.

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  7. Calvin

    Calvin New Member

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    How big are those traps? do you bait them or just use them during nesting season? How deep is the water you set them in? Just curious. I've used hoops but never wodden traps. They look like they would be effective.
     
  8. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Traps, barrels etc.. are illegal to use here as well. Just be sure to check your regulations before spending the money.
     
  9. tunnel hull

    tunnel hull New Member

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    fish trap are illegal in IL. also.big$$$ fine .:wink:
     
  10. John(Bullhead)Hagen

    John(Bullhead)Hagen New Member

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    Here in Illinois we call them baskets and they are used alot at the right time of the year on the IL. and the Miss rivers.They measure about 6 foot long and are 14 inches square,in the south they use round ones but work the same.You use bait like cheese and put in a female channel cat and i will tell you the fish pack them selfs in there.There is a angled throat at one end and a door at the other to remove the fish.Use them right befor the spawn and during this is best.We used to run lines nets and baskets years ago but dont any more as we get all we want with pole a line.We dont sell fish anymore like back then.Sometimes we would bring in 1000# of channel a week not counting all the buffalo and carp. It is best to put three in a string and use a crank or now a days a electric wench to pull them up.
     
  11. ridgerunner2

    ridgerunner2 New Member

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    well man me and my buddies built a couple of traps and thay work good
     
  12. beshears

    beshears Active Member

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    Highly illegal in Missouri
     
  13. afatcat

    afatcat New Member

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    just bumpin' it up
     
  14. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    I have a couple of traps I use.