Here's what I can tell you...( about Ohio)
In Ohio, we have a season...and a size limit.
13" length of shell, front to back.
If it's smaller...you CAN'T keep it !
Doesn't matter if it's 12.5" and eating the customer's ducks and goldfish.
Dang turtle has more rights than a person !
So you catch a 12.5" snapper... Then what ?
So it's a month before season... Then what ?
You're an ADC trapper..won't mean anything. You're hands are tied.
Now once season opens...and it's a legal size...GAME ON !
Forget hooks, jugs, all that crap !
Hoop nets are the only way to go !
Fish in a bait bag in the back of the trap.
Trout, because of the oil, is hard to beat...carp a close second.
Actually the cap of the skull, which has the oil gland, will out produce the flesh of a carp.
Two-three days tops in warm weather is all the bait will last. If your bait floats, it's shot !
Cooters ? You don't want'em...just the snappers and softshells.
One night should be all it takes to fill up the net.
Set mouth of trap with the current ....even an pond has a (wind) current...which way the wind blows the oil on the water.
Oil slick( fish ) on the surface is EVERYTHING !
Otherwise, the best bait WITHOUT wind/oil slick/ location is not the best set up....
You want the turtle surfacing, tasting the fresh fish and making a B-Line to your trap !!!
Price is set-up and per turtle. But doing what I just said, will catch every turtle in the pond, bar none !
Want any more info, just call me or send me a PM.
Isn't season here yet....SO LEGALLY, YOU CAN'T DO SQUAT !