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Re: Statistics catch up/ideas - Spray Paint.

Any problems with teh sp;ray paint's scent reducing catches?  

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On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Dwight Moody wrote:

> FWIW, I have had the same problem with minnow traps developing legs and 
> walking off.  Nice bright and shiny minnow traps stick out like a sore 
> thumb, and so do the older ones, albeit to a slightly lesser extent.  
> Visibility to passersby almost guarantees that at some point some light 
> fingered individual will acquire your minnow trap, especially if you use 
> an anchor line that is highly visible, such as a floating polypropylene 
> rope in orange, white or yellow. The key to reducing or preventing 
> losses seems to be reducing visibility, which doesn't seem to reduce the 
> trap's ability to catch fish.
> My current minnow trap has been used numerous times without incident, 
> despite being left overnight on a regular basis in some high-traffic 
> areas.  I attribute this to the fact that I spray painted it, inside and 
> out,  with flat black paint.  It is quite hard to see against a dark 
> background, even if you look directly at it. Works great in dark mud 
> bottomed areas and is almost invisible.  I also use a thin black anchor 
> line which is also hard to see against a dark mud bottom.  To paraphrase 
> the Miller beer commercial: Works great, less aggravating!
> PS: for other substrate types, you might want to have a paint matches 
> the substrate in your area that is the same color, i.e., for sand, use a 
> light brown or tan paint, for quartz sand with dark specks, use a 
> off-white accented with black specks (black paint sprayed at a distance 
> over a base coat of flat off-white), etc. Similar color matching with 
> the anchor line, if possible.
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> >Well, it finally happened.  I knew it was bound to some day simply 
> because
> >of the Laws of Probablility.  Some low-life, piggish, lazy, selfish 
> piece
> >of pond scum SOB stole my favorite fish trap today!  I'd like to catch 
> the
> >little worm and see if I could fit him through the traps opening a 
> couple
> >of hundred times!  For crying out loud!  I mean if the thief wanted or
> >needed a trap so bad...I'd have bought him a brand new one rather than
> >have him steal my personal favorite. "Good ole #1" has been catching
> >fishies for me now  for years; and now some punk has it stashed 
> somewhere
> >and is probably laughing about the whole thing.
> >
> >The real 'beach' is that it was only there for about 2 hours as I never
> >leave my traps unattended for longer than that.
> >
> >Luke
> >
> >
> >
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