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Posted: Jan 24, 2021 - 11:00 am


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So minnows are hard to come by in my area, so I'm trying to trap some for the first time in the Winter. See what happens, and veteran tips always welcome.

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moose1948
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 07:40 am


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i use dog food whit minows trap work good in the fall don't know in the winter

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 12:16 pm


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I tend to get all mine in faster moving streams. I find the the ponds that produce in the summer, dont produce in the winter

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 04:23 pm


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So I put the trap in a stream in a deep hole with fast water running into it. Went back today busted through the ice again. Unfortunately while bringing the trap up through the ice and wood and getting a little rowdy I ripped the end right off. But after getting it up there was still one minnow in the other half of the trap. So proof of concept I have more traps just need to fine tune my operation. My ice breaker worked well, I used a 10 lb downrigger cannon ball attached to a chain took a few tosses but worked well to get through the thin ice.

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