Easy home-made crawdad trap.

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by south_va_fisherman, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    They can be used for bait or supper. My family has been using this method forever and has caught more crawdads than you would believe.
    Needed items:
    2 liter soda bottle
    knife
    stapler
    20 feet of twine
    bait

    First off cut the 2 liter in half with the knife leaving the top part about 3 inches short than the bottom half. Next put the top half neck down into the bottom half and staple the cut tops together. The neck of the bottle will be inside the bottom and have no other exits for anything that goes in through the neck. next take the stapler and staple the twine several time to the stiff bottom of the bottle. The last step is to bait your trap. I prefer dead fish, but dog food works great too. Now that the trap is ready find a stream or pond with crawdads in it and toss the trap in the water, and tie the end of the twine to a nearby object. The crawdads will crawl in the trap for the bait and wont be able to find the way out. Check the trap in the morning and evening, and rebait as needed.
     
  2. TheCatfishingBoy

    TheCatfishingBoy New Member

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    Nice idea ill try it and let you know how i did:wink:
     

  3. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    Hey Charles,
    A heck of a good idea. Thanks for posting it.
    Bill
     
  4. TheCatfishingBoy

    TheCatfishingBoy New Member

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    How are you supposed to get the crawdads out of the trap without cutting the trap open
     
  5. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    oh yeah forgot to add the getting them out part. just pull the two halves apart. the staples pop right out. then just restaple it
     
  6. cook

    cook New Member

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    Duct tape will work also,

    add a few rocks before you assemble,and poke some holes in the jug-makes it easy to sink
     
  7. joe shmoe

    joe shmoe New Member

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    that or you can put 4 holes in it right were the 2 cut parts touch and put some kind of string, fishing line what ever will work for u. in order 2 make the holes you can heat up a big nail or simpley use a hole punch
     
  8. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Pretty cool idea... I might have to give it a try sometime! Thanks.

    Dave
     
  9. joe shmoe

    joe shmoe New Member

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    o yeah make sure u tie the string or what ever through the holes tight, but not to tight to were u cant get it open again. unless u cut it
     
  10. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    Good idea, i can taste those crawdads now. :p
     
  11. crappieguy

    crappieguy New Member

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    Do you have to enlarge the neck of th bottle to accomodate different size crawdads?
     
  12. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Crappieguy, what kind of fish is that in your avatar?

    Dave
     
  13. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like its worth a try, thanks.
     
  14. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea.. i'll have to try that in the future.
    Thanks for posting it!
     
  15. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    Now thats a good idea.I'm gonna give that a try.
     
  16. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great Idea thanks for sharing rep to you:smile2:
     
  17. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    If you have the opening too big the crawdads will crawl out the top. You could catch a bunch with a small opening or a few large ones with a big opening
     
  18. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    caught 57 crawdads in the 19 traps i put out last night. take a guess what i had for dinner?:wink: