I was looking through the library topics and ran across Sam's trap. I decided to make one and used it over night in a covert outside of my home town. when i went to check it this morning I figured it would be empty because I had to break the ice just to get it out of the water LOL. BUT....I got it out of the water and it was full of Goggle eye perch and some crawdads. One of the crawdad's was the biggest I have ever seen. Needless to say I am making another right now and sure has made it easier to get quality bait in cold water. Who ever you are Sam...thanks a million because the trap works GREAT. I used one piece of bread with anise extract poured onto it for bait and that is all it took. Next time you set out a trap use the bread with a little anise and see if you have the same results...might be the answer to what is the best bait to get perch.