Sam's Bluegill Trap

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  1. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    Just finished making Sam's Bluegill trap. Can't wait to try it out. Any one else have much luck with it. What are the best baits to put in the trap for bluegill, yellow bellies, crappie???

    Thanks,
    Rob
     

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  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i made two of them myself, best bait i have used so far is dry dog food and wheat bread. the wheat bread attracted lots of gills and the dog food attracted a lot of bullheads. i tried cheese/peanut butter crackers to no avail. nothing liked them. i hear a sardine can poked full of holes is dynamite for bullheads, havent tried it yet though.
     

  3. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I am hoping to get it in the water later today!
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    1 thing I learned on here but haven't tried yet is a package of Ramen noodles.I plan on trying that next time,I've always used bread and a half an onion-always worked for me.
     
  5. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    Can't wait to hear how it works... in Tennessee we can't trap bluegill, not legally anyway. Have to catch our bait with hook & line... except for shad of course. It's odd because catfish are not game fish... we could trap them, shoot 'em with a bow & arrow, etc. But we can't trap the bait we often use to catch the non-game fish with.
     
  6. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I'm going to have to try to build one, It looks like it wood work good. If its ok with Sam?
     
  7. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    its not legal here either. only places i use them are in private ponds. they make a great crayfish trap as well, just toss in some dead fish or meat of some kind. now that is legal
     
  8. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Looks awesome. I wish I had somewhere to put a trap
     
  9. Noodlejug

    Noodlejug New Member

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    How do you make the entrance? Is there a small hole cut or do they push thier way in?
     
  10. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    You can find the trap in the library. Shows you how to make the trap and materials needed.
     
  11. Noodlejug

    Noodlejug New Member

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    Thanks Larry, Some of the simplist things just dumbfound me most times?
     
  12. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    There are no fish in that trap.

    It sure looks good.
     
  13. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    Gave ole' sam's bait trap a shot. Only had an hour and a half and it worked like a charm....In private ponds of course. Caught a 15-16 inch crappie...the biggest I ever seen. Then my wife caught it's big cousin, a 14 -15 inch bluegill. It would figure I forgot the camera:angry: .
     
  14. ozzfreak

    ozzfreak New Member

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    wow, i'm suprised that crappie could fit through the holes. Did you make it the size that the instructions said, or did you go bigger?
     
  15. bkhollan

    bkhollan New Member

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    how many fish do you typically get in traps like that?
     
  16. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    I made it just as the instructions say. I was limited on time that I could set it out. Caught small bluegill mostly. About 7-8 in the 3 - 4" range. I may open the slots a little more but I want to let it sit out longer first. I think I found a spot where I can leave it out most the night and not worry about someone walking off with it and my bait. I'll keep ya posted.
     
  17. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    sounds strange but try styrofoam peanuts as your bait. They work great, and last FOREVER!!!
     
  18. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It looks real good to me. I checked it out in the libairy I think I can make it. Bigcatman0816.
     
  19. dobbie

    dobbie Member

    I use canned dog foodBeef,liver,and bacone flavor.I just poke 2 or 3 holes in each end.
     
  20. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    oldprowler gave me one he made. It worked great at keystone.