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How to catch minnows??

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So about a week ago, i bought i nice minnow trap, and havent had much luck.......So whats the trick??? what types of area should i put the trap in? deep/shallow water, fast/slow water? Also how long should it sit? I have been using bread/dog food for bait in it!!..Any info would be great!!

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My suggestion is find somewhere you can see minnows.. Slow shallow water. I don't trap minnows but that is where I often see them schooling.

You can check as often or infrequently as you like, I wouldn't bother checking more than once a day and not any more infrequently than once a week.

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put it out of sight!!!! thats the first step cuz poeple like shiney things, ie minnow traps.. find a drain ditch or small channel where you know there is some kinda bait in there.. for bait take a plastic bag with ciniman bread poke a buncha holes and check your trap when ever you need minnows. also it helps to deter thieves if your name is on it..

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Places it under a dock,if you can. I don't use bait as more ofton than not small pannies will chase off or eat the you bait. If placed in a stream find a funnel area that forces minnows into the trap. Also find the easy route for the minnows to travel. I have even put a screen going from shore out to the trap. Something for them to follow.

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There is a web site that identifies native bait fish in Minnesota.there is also some tips as to where they hang out and when.If you catch minnows in a creek this time of year they may be red tail chubs or creek chubs,about .75- $1.00 each at the bait store.I would sort them by putting them on my hook.You may want to check the DNR web site as well,there are some regs and restrictions you may want to be aware of.

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me n my pops went out this after noon with the siene net and got roughly 200 to 300 minnoows..

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