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I just spent the week on indian point on table rock with  crawdad traps with wet cat food out every night. Didn't catch anything kids were disappointed. I read the lake is full of them but didn't get any. Anyone got any advice? Wrong time? Wrong end of lake?

 

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4 hours ago, No luck said:

I just spent the week on indian point on table rock with  crawdad traps with wet cat food out every night. Didn't catch anything kids were disappointed. I read the lake is full of them but didn't get any. Anyone got any advice? Wrong time? Wrong end of lake?

 

I found that the trap makes all the difference for me.  The smaller traps you can get at Walmart never produced much.  I bought a bigger one from a bait store and it would be full of large crawdads.  I would drop it in 15 fow on our dock.

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Thats a downer if u read the april mo conversationist mag it sounds like it's full of them.  Watched a YouTube video of a guy pulling a larger square trap out and it was full of them. Maybe the trap is the ticket.

 

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I have one of the bigger traps prob 2ft. x 2ft. Cut blue gills 15 ft. of water and always caught plenty. The small traps never worked for me. I don't know if they escape or what but they just don't work. Table rock tackle used to have them.Would make seafood gumbo with my catchings!!!!! YUM.

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used to set up a square trap with crappie carcass after i was done cleaning them and would have about a half trap full, one time we put a dead snake in the trap, came back the next morning and the trap was almost overflowing. so i would go kill a snake and put it in a trap!

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According to MDC, "Game fish or their parts may not be used as bait." While I mostly understand why, it still irks me a bit that our wildlife code will not allow sportsmen to utilize the entire fish. I think about this every time I dispose of what's left after filleting crappie or walleye.

Also, snakes are protected by state law. It is technically illegal to kill them. There are exceptions, such as a venomous snake in close proximity to humans, but I wouldn't use one to bait a trap.

This isn't meant to be a lecture. I just wanted to put out there that if you do this, you might have some explaining to do. 

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