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    Default Minnow trap

    I've tried on several occasions to make a minnow trap but it never works. I've been using a plastic bottle and turning the top inside out. Any advice as it getting colder I'm struggling to get minnows out by just dipping my landing net

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    In the 70's we used to use a large (glass) coffee jar and cut the end off a plastic funnel to leave a cone shape. Then trimed the wide end, if necessary, to fit into the neck of the jar - bait with bread and lower it into the shallows by string attached to the neck. Never failed.............
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    Maybe the cone that I used was too small as the top of a bottle is defitney a lot smaller then a jar. I'm not perching again till next weekend so maybe ill have a play with jars

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    no doubt the forum "know it all" will be along soon to give his opinion

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    Which one?

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    I gave up on minnow traps years ago never had a single minnow in any of the homemade or shop bought traps
    Trust me I’m an Engineer

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    I find that if minnows are present in a water you’ll catch them on baited hooks. They’ll go for most baits and not necessarily small baits. Easier than waiting for traps to work.


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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    Quote Originally Posted by john r stockburn View Post
    no doubt the forum "know it all" will be along soon to give his opinion
    You haven’t “abandoned” FM yet then?

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    A timely post as I wouldn't mind a few minnows just now.
    Thing is I never see them during the colder months, not even with tiny baits???

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    Default Re: Minnow trap

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I find that if minnows are present in a water you’ll catch them on baited hooks. They’ll go for most baits and not necessarily small baits. Easier than waiting for traps to work.

    I've ordered some size 24s to try ang catch them too. Much prefer a live minnow compared to the drop shot or worm

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