Tech Spec - Bait and Minnow Traps
Torpedo-Shaped traps are typically used in rivers, streams, and canals or anywhere current is present.
Rectangular traps are typically used in still waters and around structure.
Setting Traps in Current
In strong current, be sure to weight your trap with rocks to hold it in place, and secure the trap with a sturdy hand line.
When baiting for minnows, fill a small cheesecloth with bread or cracker crumbs and attach the cloth to the inside of the trap.
To attract crawfish, try baiting with fish and chicken parts, entrails or dog food.
Always place your trap so that the entry is facing into the current to minimize movement.
Baitfish most often swim against the current, and facing your trap's entry into the current makes it easier for baitfish to enter the trap.