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A little different type of trapping Leeches #7614463
06/28/22 08:42 AM
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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7614493
06/28/22 09:11 AM
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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7614568
06/28/22 11:09 AM
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Thanks for posting. Here in northern Wisconsin, large leeches are selling for $40/pound as of last weekend. The sport shop owner said he was going to have to raise the price.


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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7614589
06/28/22 11:32 AM
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I need a pound of jumbos.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7614610
06/28/22 12:04 PM
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Interesting, I potted salt water minnows "killies" for many years, I'm surprised he uses those little Gee pots for the minnows, I wouldn't be able to make a living with those here.
The leech traps are new to me, have him make a large "rubber" band out of 1/8 " bungee cord fastened to one end and he won't have to fool with those clamps.....Always interesting seeing different techniques for harvesting stuff.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: BernieB.] #7614626
06/28/22 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
I need a pound of jumbos.

For some reason jumbos were hard to find this year. I catch my own and most were medium. I use folded over pie plates with the remains of filleted crappies for bait. I tried deer liver but had better luck with fish. I catch 300 every Spring in about 3 nights with a half dozen traps and they last me the whole season.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: Lance Squires] #7614635
06/28/22 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Lance Squires
Thanks for posting. Here in northern Wisconsin, large leeches are selling for $40/pound as of last weekend. The sport shop owner said he was going to have to raise the price.

That's what I paid here too.


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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7615053
06/28/22 11:41 PM
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Jim, thanks for the video. Guys have been using the accordian style traps here for 30 years or more. Used to get the aluminum from newspaper shops. You could read the old news and set traps lol.


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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: Steven 49er] #7615056
06/28/22 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
Jim, thanks for the video. Guys have been using the accordian style traps here for 30 years or more. Used to get the aluminum from newspaper shops. You could read the old news and set traps lol.



Not much has changed in 30 years, still printing off of those aluminum sheets..


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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7615059
06/28/22 11:57 PM
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Just walk around in the swamp for 10 minutes in your speedo,then pull them off your legs.
Good video Jim.

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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7615075
06/29/22 01:13 AM
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I remember using coffee cans when I was a young guy...I dint remember much how they were made


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Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7616237
06/30/22 12:06 PM
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Were we baitfish trap the rules have changed and you can not move bait out of your area.

We are in zone 8, in the past leeches would come from the south and it was not worth it for us to trap.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: 330-Trapper] #7616338
06/30/22 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
I remember using coffee cans when I was a young guy...I dint remember much how they were made

I used coffee cans too, back in the day.... One of the ponds with the biggest leeches also had huge bloodsuckers.. The bloodsuckers looked pretty good so I tried them for bait. Walleyes would grab them and spit them out so fast and hard my line would go slack....

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7616827
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We have looked at coffee cans but running 80 traps it would take up a lot of room.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7616888
07/01/22 09:48 AM
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just like jute bags , you have to be there at day-break or they climb out

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7618288
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Have not notice a big difference in the catch if we check earlier or later, do notice a big difference when we take more time to make sure trap is closed right.

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7618382
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Leech trapping sure bets having to do ADC work in the big city does it not Jim.
What other better way is there to have the top of the waders found at least with warm water and to find out if they are Sunday waders and HOLLY
all of Manitoba's minnow trappers are grandfather in so they are trying to squeeze them out, expect the same with these Invasive Species Regulations

Re: A little different type of trapping Leeches [Re: gibb] #7618397
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Last summer at the NTA in Iowa, a VERY inebriated feller from Minnesota staggered into our camp one night. He was very comical and we had some laughs with him. He claimed to be a professional leech trapper. Said he did it for a living. I figured he was a bit windy, but maybe not?

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