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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2020, 09:31:59 AM »
How long do you soak?

2 days works great with well made pots. The crappy ones you buy at the store I wouldn’t go much past over night because most will escape.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2020, 09:41:43 AM »
Please post the video if you find it.  I've tried the store bought ones and came back after an hour to two to less crawdads than I left in the pot.  Figuring out how to make it so they can't escape seems key.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2020, 09:59:50 AM »
What traps does everyone recommend?

I recommend making your own. They cost around 10$ to make and they are far superior to those “minnow” traps they sell at any fishing department or you can order some. Making the funnels one way escape proof is a huge component. Can’t recall the video I watched but some kid in Wyoming has the design figured out.

Is this it?  I really like the idea of long soaks where they can't get out of the pot.


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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2020, 11:16:05 AM »
What traps does everyone recommend?

I recommend making your own. They cost around 10$ to make and they are far superior to those “minnow” traps they sell at any fishing department or you can order some. Making the funnels one way escape proof is a huge component. Can’t recall the video I watched but some kid in Wyoming has the design figured out.

Is this it?  I really like the idea of long soaks where they can't get out of the pot.


Yes! That’s the one. The point he makes about the spikes around the end of the funnel so they can’t make the corner to escape is the biggest thing to take away I think.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2020, 11:31:04 AM »
I'm going to make some with the spikes and probably add some spikes to my store bought ones.  It'll be interesting figuring out how to do that.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2020, 11:38:13 AM »
Tagging along, I'd like to get into this this year
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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2020, 07:22:31 PM »
I'm going to make some with the spikes and probably add some spikes to my store bought ones.  It'll be interesting figuring out how to do that.

If you buy the rolls of 1/2” maybe it’s 1/4” and cut off the ends were they connect to the next row it will leave your with a strip of spikes. Then I double wrapped it.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2020, 08:26:53 AM »
That was my first thought. Thanks!

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2020, 03:25:19 PM »
So I've had success in years past with homemade traps similar to those seen here. I've used larger trout heads. After I freeze them I drill a small hole though the skull and insert a light wire through the hole .. twisting it tight so the head doesn't slide on the wire. Then when baiting the trap I suspend the bait across the trap by tying the wire from side to side in the round trap at the door opening. Just how I do it but seems to work that way with out a bait box.

My question is in the above video the guy stated he thought that net entrance cones worked much better than wire cones.  I looked on line but find nothing on the method to make and instal net entrance cones.  Might like yo try that in a trap or two. Any help/info would be appreciated. 
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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 08:11:55 PM »
Put my 4 homemade traps out for 24 hours. Columbia River bugs.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2020, 08:46:42 PM »
Wow that's so cool I've always wanted to try to catch some. What type of setup do you need. Any places near Wenatchee to get them?

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2020, 10:18:41 PM »
Anyone fishing around the Hood Canal/Pierce county area? I gave it a stab last year at Lake Roosevelt while turkey hunting using a crappy store bought trap and came up empty. I'd like to find some success and some spots close to home.
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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2020, 06:11:52 AM »
Does anyone do well setting traps in faster flowing sections of rivers?  I have close and easy access to one of the forks of the Snoqualmie but it's basically a big riffle.  I intend to give it a shot either way but am curious.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2020, 06:20:37 AM »
One of my favorite threads each year.

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Re: Crayfish Mania-2020
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2020, 07:35:47 AM »
IV caught them in faster water usually in about 2-3 feet of water near a hole but I also do better in the tail end of a hole. I use fresh frozen chicken for some reason around me in Pierce county it seems to work best. I do pretty well in all tributaries to the nisqually river across Pierce county. Also done good in south prairie creek and Gale creek both tributaries of the carbon and Puyallup rivers

 


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