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Trapping Minnows

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wondering if it is legal to trap minnows in mn. any input on what type of trap I have a small cone type wondering if it would work planning a bwc trip. Thanks in advance Rat.

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You are walking into a huge gray area. Best would be to talk to a Warden directly. Many laws concerning trap size, placement, how many minnows you can have in possesion, infested waters etc etc.

I trap shiners on wholesale level and it is a steady stream of laws and bi-laws not to mention some very very spendy licenses.

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as long as you dont have over 24 dozen of any one species thought aren't you fine?

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There is also something I read about no trapping of minnows south of hwy 14 and west of hwy 59. I cannot remember where I read it though.

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Illegal to possess more than 24 dozen leeches? So I'm pretty sure the pound of panfish leeches I bought last week puts me over the limit?

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you purchased those leeches....u didn't trap them so different rules..............

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Thanks for the input guys. what type of trap should I use the minnows will only be used in the lake we will be fishing. Thanks again RAT

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