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- Subject: NFC: [Fwd: BOUNCE nfc at actwin_com: Non-member submission from ["Chris Hedemark" <hedemark at bops_com>]]
- From: "Joshua L. Wiegert" <JLW at pi_dune.net>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 17:22:15 -0400
Sending from another e-mail to confuse me.
> From: "Chris Hedemark" <hedemark at bops_com>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> References: <20000723210647.22653.qmail at web1504_mail.yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: BAITED - UNBAITED MINNOW TRAPS
> I've caught stuff in unbaited traps but after experimenting with different
> baits, I can say with great conviction that using jumbo shrimp lures in a
> lot of fish (both quantity and variety).
> I've even caught some (drowned) snakes like that.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "BILL HOPPE" <zzzzzzbill at yahoo_com>
> To: "nfc list" <NFC at actwin_com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 5:06 PM
> Subject: NFC: BAITED - UNBAITED MINNOW TRAPS
> > Aloha Patrick .
> > I too thought nothing should enter an unbaited minnow
> > trap until I forgot to bring bait and put the traps in
> > anyhow . They did OK .
> > I've caught sculpins to topminnows in unbaited
> > traps . Just about everything has at least made an
> > appearance .
> > My thoughts are that the funnel ends are a
> > critical aspect . As the fishes graze along they
> > stumble into the funnel and are herded into the
> > opening of the trap . Without the funnel shape I think
> > few fish would inter the trap with or without the bait
> > .The herding thing is especially true when the trap is
> > oriented up and down stream .
> > During daylight most fish seem to see the trap
> > as a potentially dangerous object and don't get too
> > close if they can help it . At least this seems true
> > in clear water . At night the fish finds itself in the
> > funnel with the current edging it downstream twords
> > the opening and they go with the flow . Once in the
> > trap the reverse funnel herds them away from the
> > opening . I use bait if I am out for a day using
> > active collecting methods such as a kick net and want
> > the bonus of trapping but intend to take the traps
> > back out at the end of the day rather than leave them
> > overnight . I think the bait can then be a help in
> > overcoming the visual fear of the trap . If I were
> > specifically after some of the catfish tribe Id use
> > bait but just about anything may end up in an unbaited
> > trap overnight .
> > D. MARTIN -- Its true . If there are any bream
> > around they like to use a minnow trap as a club house
> > !
> > =====
> > COSED ! GONE FISHIN . BILL
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Joshua L. Wiegert
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