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Trapping bass?
#519767 04/22/20 09:46 AM
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Does anyone know if and how you could trap LMB from a pond for removal?

Thanks!

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Uncle Sean #519769 04/22/20 10:08 AM
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Lol if you figure that out let me know! Electro fish can remove a lot

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LMB very rarely enter a smaller wire mesh type of trap. I am not sure if they will enter a large nylon mesh trap net. Snipe will know this since he often uses trap nets.


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Uncle Sean #524589 08/11/20 07:21 PM
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I regularly catch bass fingerlings to about 6" in my box trap in my small pond.

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Very interesting that you are catching bass in your trap. What are using for trap bait? Can you show us some pictures of the bass and box trap you are using to catch your bass?


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Uncle Sean #524599 08/11/20 11:18 PM
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I use this trap with bread for bait though it also seems to work w/o bait. (I did modify it to allow somewhat larger fish to enter.

https://www.reeltexasoutdoors.com/p...ream-perch-sunfish-pinfish-bullhead-trap

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Uncle Sean #524628 08/12/20 01:54 PM
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I think a well deployed, large flyke will catch bass, especially in cooler months when they tend to form small schools of similar sized younger fish (8-14") and roam depth ranges around shorelines. Even in the winter time LMB will do this - I've watched them roam a 1 acre clear water sand pit while ice fishing. That said, I've never caught one in my cloverleafs or nylon pyramid traps


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That is a very good trap. Now see if you can get us a picture of the bass you are catching in this trap. You can post the picture, provide a link to it or email it to another member who can post the picture for you.

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I've used a fyke net in a lot of ponds and have never caught a largemouth bass in it, and only one smallmouth. The Fyke Net is a modified one, rectangular mouth going to hoops. Mouth is 3' tall x 4' wide, the net lead is 3' tall by 50' long.....


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Bill Cody #524973 08/20/20 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Cody
That is a very good trap. Now see if you can get us a picture of the bass you are catching in this trap. You can post the picture, provide a link to it or email it to another member who can post the picture for you.

Here are pics of three bass I caught today in the trap. All pretty much same size - probably swam in together. Oddly didn't catch any bluegill (did get a big tadpole also). I've also caught some larger ones in the past - probably last years spawn about 6" long. I've been trapping fish out of the little pond and putting them into my larger pond.

It is a wierd little pond that is maybe 1/4 acre at best. Was told it was an old quarry and is deep in center and choked with water shield around edges. I've only been trapping during the day lately as the fish often all die if I leave in in overnight (oxygen depletion from plants?).

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Those are neat little fish. I had some about that size in an aquarium a long time ago and they were fun to feed guppies and watch. Caught out of a farm pond with a dip net as a kid.

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I did the same thing in a 200 gallon aquarium when they grew to about 2#S and were real aggressive at feeding time to the point of biting me when I put goldfish in .... time to let them go back in the creek where I netted them up. They would eat at least a dozen each a day.... got costly

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I have a large male bluegill in a 125 gal aquarium.

Not too hard to feed - usually feed him some fish food and a nightcrawler each day. He also gets any crickets that wander in.

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Nice plump little bass. You also catch some that are 6" in a trap. Never caught any LMB 6" big in a trap. The Z trap, must be a very good design.


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Bill Cody #525079 08/23/20 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Cody
Nice plump little bass. You also catch some that are 6" in a trap. Never caught any LMB 6" big in a trap. The Z trap, must be a very good design.

Yes - it seems to work pretty well even without bait.


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