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Minnow traps to catch crappie minnows

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By crappie_joe - Posted on 05 October 2010

I have been thinking about catching my own minnows for crappie fishingi. I now have more time than money and since I use minnows a lot figure I could save some money catching my own minnows. I also wonder if the crappiei would bite better on the minnows that that see everyday in the wild.. Been looking at some ideas. Any of you guys ever tried catching minnows and which way would you go. The store bought ones or the homemade. Also been doing some reading on where to set the traps and it seems shallow water with current and structure may be the way to go.
Another thing. What about bait? I have read everything from dog food and cat food in a stocking to crackers and bread..

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A method of keeping fish alive after they have been caught. A string or small nylon rope is threaded through the mouth and gills of a fish and is then tied off to the boat or dock allowing the fish to remain overboard in the water but preventing them from swimming away. With the advent of livewells and other more modern methods of keeping fish, stringers have become nearly obsolete, but can still be quite handy when fishing from the bank of a pond. The term 'stringer' is also used by anglers to indicate the size of their catch for the day (10-pound stringer = 10 pounds of fish).

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