RE: NANFA-- Minnow traps...

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 3 Sep 2000 07:42:09 -0700

This is the only one of the 4 pics I took that made it home in one piece. I
guess the floppy was bad:

The trap is made with 4 pcs. 4" acrylic tube about 10" long. Each tube has
about 1/4 of its circumference cut out along the entire length.

The tubes are then sandwiched between 2 pcs. plastic, arranged so that there
is a gap of about 1/2" left between the tubes.

Down the center of the contraption is a section of 1" UG filter airlift tube
to hold the lightstick.

The top has a piece of blue Styrofoam glued in place for flotation. The
bottom is the metal filter from a large coffee percolator. There is a hole
in the bottom piece of plastic, a little smaller than the diameter of the
coffee filter.

There are 4 pegs on the bottom of the trap to align the pan. The whole thing
is held together with a piece of silicone air line, strung through the
center tube and fastened tautly top and bottom.

To use, bait with a green lightstick and set it where there are lots of
fish. To empty, remove the pan from the bottom and dump your catch in a

I set mine out tonight, so I should be able to report some results in the

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