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Bullhead trapping tip

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I've been trying to catch bullheads in a standard tube shaped mesh minnow trap. The only modification I made was to widen up the two openings a tad bit. I've noticed that bullheads can undoubtably swim in, eat their fill, and swim out of the holes. When I leave the trap over night, I usually only get half a dozen fat fish. Today I let the trap soak for one hour. Pulled the trap and there were over 30 bullheads still in it. This is the second time this has happened, so from now on I'm definitely doing the shorter soak time with this sort of trap.

They definitely like bread and old frozen meat balls from Sams Club. I tried a spoiled rotissery chicken once and I got were crawfish. Dry dog food seems to work fine too, although I try to use old stuff from my freezer or fridge.

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What type of water are you trapping in?.Lake/river......deep/shallow.....fast/slow??

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Carp, I tried the pond we discussed earlier. Just worm and hook, didn't find any but only gave it an hour or so. Tons of nibbles from shad etc. and lots of movement. It's also deeper than anticipated.

I might take you up on that seining offer in the future. Bait tank has been empty for a few weeks now.

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JB shoot me an email sometime. I have some other bait ideas too.

benbnewton@hotmail.com

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