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Old 10-12-2018, 02:08 PM
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Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Looking for a trap that has:

1. A bait container in the middle so the fish can't eat the bait from the outside
2. The door at one of the edges so easier to dump out the bait
3. Fairly large so I don't have to get multiple traps
4. What else?

I've seen a few recommendations for traps at Ed's Tackle shop in Crystal river but it doesn't look like they have an online store. I live close to Destin, FL

I'll be putting it at my uncle's marina if that matters. Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:55 PM
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:42 PM
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^^^ I've used the commercial model for over ten years and very happy with the results. The only thing that has needed to be repaired is the stretch cord on the door. If you want a lot of pins load the trap with more bait than you think you need.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:30 AM
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I've tried many different pin fish traps (have not tried the one in the link). The key west style trap (from Ed's) catches more pin fish... hands down. Most of the local guides use the them as well. It doesn't have a spot for bait, but that has never been an issue for me. I just make sure I put a bunch of bait in it and let it soak for 1-2 days. They are smaller, but I usually drop a couple traps anyways.

I live near CR and can pick up a couple traps to ship to you.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jeremyj View Post
I've tried many different pin fish traps (have not tried the one in the link). The key west style trap (from Ed's) catches more pin fish... hands down. Most of the local guides use the them as well. It doesn't have a spot for bait, but that has never been an issue for me. I just make sure I put a bunch of bait in it and let it soak for 1-2 days. They are smaller, but I usually drop a couple traps anyways.

I live near CR and can pick up a couple traps to ship to you.
What makes a trap key west style? The inlets?
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by fishyaf View Post
What makes a trap key west style? The inlets?
The inlets are different than the others.

They have some good pictures of the inlets here: Pinfish Trap 8x13x12
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremyj View Post
I've tried many different pin fish traps (have not tried the one in the link). The key west style trap (from Ed's) catches more pin fish... hands down. Most of the local guides use the them as well. It doesn't have a spot for bait, but that has never been an issue for me. I just make sure I put a bunch of bait in it and let it soak for 1-2 days. They are smaller, but I usually drop a couple traps anyways.

I live near CR and can pick up a couple traps to ship to you.
Do you have one from Edís that you can take a picture of and post it? How much are they & what are the dimensions?
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I may be able to get to the boat tomorrow. I believe Ed charges $35 each.
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As long as it it galvanized without a black rubberized coating you will be fine.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dcgator View Post
As long as it it galvanized without a black rubberized coating you will be fine.
What's wrong with the coating? I've seen some with red coating too.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:23 PM
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I had issues with coated traps as well. Not sure what it is, but they never seemed to really produce.

The traps are 18" long, 13" deep and ~11" tall




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Originally Posted by fishyaf View Post
What's wrong with the coating? I've seen some with red coating too.
I canít say I understand why, but my galvanized trap would outfish my coated trap 10:1 side by side.
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Good info here! Does anyone have Ed’s contact info? I couldn’t locate it thru internet search.
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eds-T...12114375575603

They don't have a website
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x10...

Hands down the best I have used
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:44 PM
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I have the three of the commercial traps sold by https://www.catchlivebait.com/

The only complaint I have is there is no bait container like the OP is asking for, so when you dump the pinfish in your live well, all your gross, days old bait bait falls in there too!

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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
I have the three of the commercial traps sold by https://www.catchlivebait.com/

The only complaint I have is there is no bait container like the OP is asking for, so when you dump the pinfish in your live well, all your gross, days old bait falls in there too!
i use chum block for bait, and itís almost gone when I pick the traps.

that being said, I dump everything into a 5 gl bucket, so I can throw back the fishies I donít need. No mess going into tge livewell
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
I have the three of the commercial traps sold by https://www.catchlivebait.com/

The only complaint I have is there is no bait container like the OP is asking for, so when you dump the pinfish in your live well, all your gross, days old bait falls in there too!
This looks like a good solution.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/jandell-chum-dispenser

Just fill it up with your favorite bait and toss it in the trap. Could easily make your own version very cheaply.
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Their traps are now red vinyl coated. Everything I have heard is use the non vinyl coated ones. Are their traps still any good?
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I make my own out of galvanized, been using the key west style entries for a few years. two packs of zip ties from harbor freight and can make a square one in about an hour and half.
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