Anyone use hoop nets for trapping turtles. When I lived in Michigan we would take hand made hoop nets and place 1x2 wood between the hoops to spread the net out. Then we place a rotten piece of carp in a wire screen basket and suspend it from the top of the net. Place it in a shallow spot near a log jam and leave a third of it above water so the don't suffocate. We would check the traps daily and get 20 to 30 sliders/red ears and if lucky mabye 2 or 3 snappers. It is the most productive way I've ever found to catch turtles. I live in Indiana now and the river is full of turtles because not many people eat them here. The problem is I lost my contact for the hoop nets and I can't find any of the style we used on the www. They are about 4 to 5 feet long with 24" or 30" hoops. They are similar to fish traps but we didn't use stakes to strech them out.