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robertmowen
Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 10:02 am


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Hi Everyone,

I'm headed up to the South Shore on Sunday for a five nighter in Meadow Bay near Rusty Rock. Our cabin is pretty far away from the nearest marina. When we get to the cabin we like to stay and lack the conveniences of a run to town or the bait shop.

I have a minnow trap to help me find some live bait for the walleye, but I haven't had much success in recent years. Can I ask for some suggestions to help improve my chances? Where would you typically place a trap for success and what food do you place in the trap as attractant?

Thanks!

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deerhunter
Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 12:16 pm


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It's been over 40 years since I used a minnow trap. Growing up, I spent many summer vacations in Haliburton with my friend and we would always have a minnow trap set up in a small back-woods creek. We would bait the trap with small pieces of bread. Seemed to work for us.

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Fochy
Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 12:26 pm


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Yah you need to find them before you set a trap knowing that they are there helps. Best spots are creeks or still ponds I have better results with dog food then bread but both work.

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Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 06:02 pm


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QUOTE (Fochy @ Aug 30, 2018 - 12:26 pm)
Yah you need to find them before you set a trap knowing that they are there helps. Best spots are creeks or still ponds I have better results with dog food then bread but both work.

Exactly what Fochy said...

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PrayforCold
Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 06:27 pm


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Have to agree with the other guys in regards to catching minnows. If that doesn't work out for you there is always the option to dig up worms or wait until after a rainfall to collect them. If you are lucky you may be able to find leeches under lilly pads and other shallow water plants. All three baits can work great. Good luck

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Posted: Sep 10, 2018 - 11:15 am


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Trapped for a living when I was in school.

Try dry dog kibble instead of bread, it doesn't break up as easily and will trap longer.

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Posted: Sep 10, 2018 - 03:06 pm


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Its been atleast 30 year since i used a minniw trap. Used to bait it with dry dog food and bread. Good luck.

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