The Carolinas - Which is the Best Minnow Trap---
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05-25-2012, 04:21 PM
Has anyone used these or have a preference on round or rectangular? Wanting to trap some mud minnows when we are at the coast in a few weeks.
05-25-2012, 04:36 PM
The round one ,put some squid in it and check it often.
When the water temperature gets high they will cook (no oxygen) if you don't get them out soon.
05-25-2012, 04:45 PM
thanks, Also found a post where the coated traps are not as good as the galv. traps. Will get us a couple round traps.
05-25-2012, 07:19 PM
Get the galvinized trap. An old man told me "son they can't see how to get in that black trap." All I know is I catch about half what he does. Canned cat food, dog food, squid, fish carcass etc..
05-25-2012, 07:42 PM
cracked dead blue crab is the best bait
05-26-2012, 05:32 AM
Thanks for the replies, ordered 2 galvinized traps. I was told once that mud minnows were on the main land side of the ICW. Our mechanic said he catches some on the island side only at a few spots. Which is best?
05-26-2012, 10:25 AM
x2 on the galvanized. had a coated one that the plastic cracked on and it rusted all to sh@#. Flounder carcass is awesome bait, have heard the same as above about a crushed blue crab,,,,, good luck,,,
05-26-2012, 12:14 PM
I always use the round one's, on a side note the first trap I bought was rubber coated, after being set for a couple days I went back to the tackle shop and asked what the heck, didn't have a single minnow, guy laughed and said he knew I'd be back, seems the minnows don't like those rubber coated traps, guess I shoulda asked.
05-26-2012, 03:01 PM
I also like the round ones. I like to set it only part way submerged with bread or dry catfood in it. Seems like if it is all the way under they eat the bait from the top through the grill instead of actually going into the trap. Of course, my bait floats, so that might be the problem.
05-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Gilligan's Island is the best one it won't let anything escape
05-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Round galvanized. I use fried chicken bones and it loads the trap up.