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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by catfish1516, May 8, 2006.
is there a way to build a minnow trap out of a 2-liter bottle
I am sure there is I just don't know how.
Here are some simple diagrams I just drew, It should give you a baisic idea on how to do this.
Here is another way that is a little easier to get the minnows out. Hope this helps
I've seen that on some Boy Scout website before, but I dont' think it would hold too many fish. Unless you used a 3 liter bottle, I dont' think a sizeable baitfish could enter it. Someone who has tried it let us know how well it works.
They dont work the greatest, but they will catch fish and in the proper locations they can get pretty full. They will only catch minnows up to about 2-21/2 inches and very small sunfish, the sides are too slick for crawfish to enter.
do you think it would still work if you cut of the nozzle part of the trap so its big enough to fit larger bait?
I have used jugs before and fruit jars but have never tryed bottles we used wire screen to make a funnel with the hole large enough to catch them minnows we wanted we would tie two lines on each end of the jars about three ft. long tie to two stakes bait with corn meal put the open end down stream in about two feet of running water then we would check every hr. or two good luck trying it pastor Ed
i think it would work in a pinch thanks for the idea
Here is a diagram... this is the one nc was talking about http://www.boyslife.org/workshop/minnows.pdf
I built one in the style of the 2nd one (using two bottles) a few weeks ago. I set it out for an hour while catching bait in my local stream. I saw plenty of minnows around it, but none ever entered the trap. They were curious and would even enter the funnel but none would commit. Not sure why?
I've done this as a kid. It worked fairly well in small creeks with very weak currents.
That's a neat design Shane. I'll have to try that one.
Funny how I'll toy around with things like that with a store-bought trap sitting on the shelf. Guess it's the thought of catching something on a home made contraption that I like.
Thanks. SSHHHHH, don't tell anyone, but an old bass fisherman taught me that. :lol: