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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306349
07/14/21 11:13 PM
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Keith[/quote]
Hi Keith, I would have loved to see one of your traps. I'm making a couple like Eric's and a few like these. Were yours like this guys?
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Ugh wish I could make a video that short smirk


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306475
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Eric, do you trap any shallow creeks? There are some around here that aren't very deep but have some deeper holes here and there.

They can be in very shallow creeks. Just make sure the bait is in the water. Snappers are like a bull in a china shop, they will crawl up the throat of the trap to get to the bait.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306506
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That's a shame Keith. That's why I'm gonna make some cheaper wire traps for high theft areas and use my hoop nets for private ponds. Kinda like going with Duke's on public land lol. And that's ok Wolfie, your video's are great, very detailed and worth the watch!


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Wright Brothers] #7306510
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Think I missed that one.

Do you guys scald them before skinning?

I don't.


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306513
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Has anyone tried putting in some fish oil with the bait to make a better slick?


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306520
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Yes Jerry Schilling told me to use fish oil. It does help a lot.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306526
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Think I missed that one.

Do you guys scald them before skinning?

I don't.


Around here many do, figured I'd ask.
I have a pretty good one here about ready. Been so long I could use help if
anyone wants half.
I might can the meat for soup making later.
My Grandma made the best.





Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306692
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I have caught snappers in shallow streams, above deeper holes is good. Also good above where a small stream goes thru a bog or into a swamp.
Turtles can smell under water so I never found a big advantage to a "slick".
Couple of years ago I shot a carp with my bow. The wires on the point broke off so the arrow came right out. The carp went about 50 feet, crashed into an island, then turned and swam right at me til it hit the shore by my feet. Then it went back out about 10 feet, turned and crashed back to shore about 20 feet from me where I was able to grab it. A few minutes later here came a good sized snapper walking on the bottom. He went to where I hit that carp and then tracked out all the fish's exact movements, just like a coonhound on a coon track. Where I pulled the fish out of the water was the first time the snappers head broke the water surface.
That was a real learning experience for me besides being fascinating to watch.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306694
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WB, just drive on over and we'll knock it out! Caught another keeper this morning.

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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: eric space] #7306781
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Originally Posted by eric space
I have caught snappers in shallow streams, above deeper holes is good. Also good above where a small stream goes thru a bog or into a swamp.
Turtles can smell under water so I never found a big advantage to a "slick".
Couple of years ago I shot a carp with my bow. The wires on the point broke off so the arrow came right out. The carp went about 50 feet, crashed into an island, then turned and swam right at me til it hit the shore by my feet. Then it went back out about 10 feet, turned and crashed back to shore about 20 feet from me where I was able to grab it. A few minutes later here came a good sized snapper walking on the bottom. He went to where I hit that carp and then tracked out all the fish's exact movements, just like a coonhound on a coon track. Where I pulled the fish out of the water was the first time the snappers head broke the water surface.
That was a real learning experience for me besides being fascinating to watch.


That's an awesome story! One of those rare Ah Ha moments that change the way you look at things.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7306927
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We had best luck with live sunnies tied high in the water column so that they splashed a lot. Havent chased them in 5 year thought........jk


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Trapset] #7306966
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Originally Posted by Trapset
Originally Posted by eric space
I have caught snappers in shallow streams, above deeper holes is good. Also good above where a small stream goes thru a bog or into a swamp.
Turtles can smell under water so I never found a big advantage to a "slick".
Couple of years ago I shot a carp with my bow. The wires on the point broke off so the arrow came right out. The carp went about 50 feet, crashed into an island, then turned and swam right at me til it hit the shore by my feet. Then it went back out about 10 feet, turned and crashed back to shore about 20 feet from me where I was able to grab it. A few minutes later here came a good sized snapper walking on the bottom. He went to where I hit that carp and then tracked out all the fish's exact movements, just like a coonhound on a coon track. Where I pulled the fish out of the water was the first time the snappers head broke the water surface.
That was a real learning experience for me besides being fascinating to watch.


That's an awesome story! One of those rare Ah Ha moments that change the way you look at things.

X2!


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7307019
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Been a long time since I've had turtle. Used to catch them as a kid from time to time, thanks for sharing.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7307022
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Any recommendations on some good bait bags. I'm using suet baskets and a earth anchor with a quick link right now and it's working ok but I'd like to find a better way. Also prebaiting the bags in the freezer would be nice.


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7307282
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Has anyone tried putting in some fish oil with the bait to make a better slick?

I do it all the time. I think it would be even better if you had fresh blood from a butcher.

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7308610
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Well I somehow lost a spreader stick in the pond I'm trapping and they're pvc but open on the ends and sink like a rock. So I took care of that from now on lol.

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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7309069
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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Newt] #7309121
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Originally Posted by Newt
shoot spray foam in the ends

Great idea Newt, thank you!!


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Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7309131
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looks great I might try this , hope some one at NTA has turtle traps

Re: Is the old turtle trapping thread still here? [Re: Catch22] #7309293
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I fillet all my sunfish and use the carcasses for turtle trapping bait. Make sure you put the bait in a wire basket or the first turtle in will eat it all and you're only catch one turtle.


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