Re: NANFA--Minnow Trap Advice

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:31:06 -0500

>When the Cental Florida NANFA chapter visited the Richloam Hatchery a few
>months ago, our host was pulling up beaucoups d'Flagfish (Jordanella
>floridae) from std. mass-merchandiser type cylinder traps. "What bait do
>y'all use?", we asked. "None," he said. (They harvest flagfish & crawdads
>in quantity to feed to their bass.) The traps I noticed were sitting in
>water 6 to 12 inches deep.
>Doug Dame
>Interlachen FL

I've never had the chance to go collect Flagfish. Since this is something
I'd like to do sometime soon, I'm glad to hear that they're easy to catch
with traps. I hope to visit Dauphin Island at the mouth of Mobile Bay at the
end of March, so I'll have a chance to see how prone to trapping the local
estuarine Fundulus spp. (grandis, similis,...) are to swimming into traps.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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