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Offline Artos

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Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
« on: July 05, 2012, 06:00:39 AM »
Loved this and a bunch of the other tips.


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Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 05:07:48 PM »
When going after turtles I usually run a large catfish style hook on a heavy nylon line (usually 80lb +) tied off to a steel cable (usually picture hanging wire) which is looped around a anchor on the bank. Best anchor is a small tree that will bend as the turtle pulls. Then bait with a nice large chuck of chicken. Keeps the turtle alive so it can be purged.

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Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:11:33 PM »
Nice pic Artso, sorry the rat trap will not hold a large one.

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Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 06:57:09 AM »
My favorite turtle trap is the Quarles turtle trap. It's a floating cage trap that catches them alive and unharmed. This way I can release the sliders and small snappers and keep the big ones. If you happen to be selling to the live market, you have to catch them in a floating cage or a hoop net  - you can't sell a snapper with a hook in it.

I've also found that cut up beaver tail makes a great oily bait that can be re used many times, unlike chicken livers.

http://meattrapper.com/2013/04/12/beaver-tail-is-great-turtle-bait/