How to Create Minnow Traps

Baiting Your Minnow Traps

After your trap is made the next step is to select the bait you want to use to help attract the minnows and draw them into your trap. The bait will be placed directly in the trap and you can use bread, crackers, corn or even pet food as minnow bait. Basically, they will eat most anything that is small enough for them to consume.

Using traps to catch your minnows not only saves you money but it can be a lot of fun. You can experiment with different designs to see which ones produce the best results and knowing that you are catching fish on the bait that you caught yourself is very rewarding. Making minnow traps is a great project for parents to share with their children. You can build the traps together and then see just how many minnows you can catch with your homemade device.

It is important to keep in mind that not all states will allow you to use minnow traps. For this reason it is vital that you check on the rules and regulations of the state you reside in first, just in case. After catching a trap full of minnows you are ready to go out and enjoy a great day on the water fishing for your favorite species.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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