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BuckKiller

minnow traps

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I have seen minnow traps in the stores and I was wondering what the laws to trapping minnows are. I looked in the regs but didn't see any mention of it.

Any idea??

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i'm pretty sure you can't use them in any designated trout streams...i think i've read your not supposed to trap minnows in one body of water then take them to fish another body of water...don't quote me on that though.

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Definetly do not trap them in one body of water and take them to another. Also do not release your bait...this can mess up natural ecosystems

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So what about bait shops that get trapped minnows?

In the regs it only says not to transport if the body of water contains Eurasian Milfoil. I would say, if your not sure if it has EM, don't do it. But if you know that the water is free of infestation go for it. Wild bait is the best bait.

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There is a comercial trapper out there that supplies to bait shops so im asssuming the water is alright. Its in a swamp in young America if anyone knows where that is lol.

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When Jack still had the shop in Anoka he told me the guy he got his bait from trapped them from waters around the area. I think he said the Rum. Not sure though. He always had great bait.

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