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Old 03-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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DIY Minnow Trap

I made a minnow trap out of a 1 liter bottle. It was very cost effective, obviously. I have not tested it in a pond yet, but I tested it in my tank and caught a few neon tetras. I used bread as bait.
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Can you show a pic? I like to raise minnows for bait and for fun!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Can you show a pic? I like to raise minnows for bait and for fun!
I thought I did. I guess not... I will add one. Sorry...
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Here's a picture. The bait goes in the bottom part of the bottle. Fish swim up the curved part, and through the hole. They are trapped because they cannot center themselves to get through the hole the opposite way.
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coolio im gonna make one now!
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One thing to remember when using one of these traps. Since there is not much water flow in and out of the trap, the fish inside it can suffocate and die if you leave them in there too long. Have had this happen in the past with bottle traps.

You could add some small holes in it to help avoid that issue, but I think it's only a problem if you leave them in there for hours.
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One thing to remember when using one of these traps. Since there is not much water flow in and out of the trap, the fish inside it can suffocate and die if you leave them in there too long. Have had this happen in the past with bottle traps.

You could add some small holes in it to help avoid that issue, but I think it's only a problem if you leave them in there for hours.
I was planning to just leave it there for like an hour and check it. But thanks for the heads up.
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Wow now I know what I'm doing for my next FishIf trip! Thanks!
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Just be aware of your local laws. In PA you cannot have unattended bait traps unless they have your name, phone # and address clearly marked on the trap.
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I'll be right next to it prob eating lunch . After lunch we would kyack out to a spot and fish! Wow now I'm pumped!
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