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turtle trapping #7653532
08/19/22 06:27 PM
08/19/22 06:27 PM
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Trapper Dahlgren Offline OP
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who's out there trying , and how are you doing , i and kim just started today [Linked Image]
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lets see your set up

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653539
08/19/22 06:35 PM
08/19/22 06:35 PM
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Love those net stretcher’s but I always used pvc.

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653543
08/19/22 06:38 PM
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i have some with pvc

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653563
08/19/22 07:01 PM
08/19/22 07:01 PM
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Not this year, still have some in the freezer. Get after it!

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I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653635
08/19/22 08:56 PM
08/19/22 08:56 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Man I miss setting those nets!!


Just livin' the dream...and paying full price for it!
Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653642
08/19/22 09:04 PM
08/19/22 09:04 PM
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Central Ohio
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You best get that bait BELOW the water line or risk a raccoon swimming out and ripping your nets to shreds !

That and a turtle can find it far easier.
Did you use fish oil "|
How about 'play the wind ?'

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Mad Scientist] #7653643
08/19/22 09:05 PM
08/19/22 09:05 PM
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Central Ohio
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Love those net stretcher’s but I always used pvc.


Far better, IMO
and lighter

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7653998
08/20/22 02:42 PM
08/20/22 02:42 PM
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wantage n.j.
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in 2013 I caught this snapper, took a picture and released her. I have posted her picture on here before. Today I caught her again about 2 miles away from where she was caught and released 9 years ago. Doesn't look like she got any bigger. First pic is from 2013 other 2 are from today. It's the after effect of plastic beer can holders!! Of course I released her again, in a waterway far as I could get from a highway.

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Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654008
08/20/22 03:21 PM
08/20/22 03:21 PM
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Iowa
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Keep those turtle pics coming! I can smell em!!


Just livin' the dream...and paying full price for it!
Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654010
08/20/22 03:22 PM
08/20/22 03:22 PM
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Philippines, s.e. asia,ohio
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Same happens with sea turtles in Philippines but they ingest them and screws up egg production.

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654135
08/20/22 06:24 PM
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nothing but little ones today frown

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654154
08/20/22 06:41 PM
08/20/22 06:41 PM
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I learned to turtle trap from an old pal of my dads, the guy was from Ohio and came north to work in the automotive plants during the Depression. I haven't even set a turtle trap in maybe 10 years. Might have to limber one up and set it for a week or so. Jeez Roy, based on the photo of bluegills you showed a day or so ago, you have plenty of turtle bait!

Last edited by J.Morse; 08/20/22 06:42 PM.

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654177
08/20/22 07:04 PM
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I used to catch them on jugs, bank lines and such. I got interested in trapping them from here and I really enjoy it. I'm not a big time guy, I just catch enough to eat for a spell. I owe my success to Eric Space. He took the time, a lot of time, and shared his knowledge with me. Thanks Eric!!

Also, I got some traps from Beaverfoot and he not only makes great traps but also is great after the sale. Thanks to Dave too!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654348
08/20/22 10:29 PM
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Those net traps sure are nice. I was taught by grandpa to make traps out of woven wire so the small ones get out. They are bulky but work good.

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654388
08/21/22 12:33 AM
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Pottsboro TX Grayson county
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Looks cool, and I've never tried turtle meat. I've heard it's good. I did get asked to trap titles by one of my beaver clients.

Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654392
08/21/22 12:56 AM
08/21/22 12:56 AM
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Amite county Mississippi
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Been trying to dabble but eh ,lots dry rotted nets and it's a pain doing turtle work out of a car due to gas. Did some repairs though
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Got it watch some get caught like this guy though
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Re: turtle trapping [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7654974
08/21/22 07:16 PM
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well got a keeper today 16 inches [Linked Image]
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looks like we will have turtle chowder for our trappers meeting Thursdays afternoon

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