Minnow Trapping

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Minnow Trapping

I would like to trap some in the sheyenne river or somewhere near Fargo. Is there any good spots? and what do i look for when trapping rivers?

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liveinavandownbytheriver Said:
I would like to trap some in the sheyenne river or somewhere near Fargo. Is there any good spots? and what do i look for when trapping rivers?

stick to smaller water bodies like sloughs and creeks.  rivers are to big and don't have the concentrations of baitfish you're looking for.  you want to trap in waters where minnows are a little higher up in the food chain.

Just about any slough thats at least a few years old will have fathead minnows in it, you just have to take some time to find that slough with the right balance of water quality and food that will produce good numbers of large minnows.

Toss a trap in different sloughs & creeks overnight with some bread and dry dog food in them and see what you get.

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multi-species-angler Said:

liveinavandownbytheriver Said:
I would like to trap some in the sheyenne river or somewhere near Fargo. Is there any good spots? and what do i look for when trapping rivers?

stick to smaller water bodies like sloughs and creeks.  rivers are to big and don't have the concentrations of baitfish you're looking for.  you want to trap in waters where minnows are a little higher up in the food chain.

Just about any slough thats at least a few years old will have fathead minnows in it, you just have to take some time to find that slough with the right balance of water quality and food that will produce good numbers of large minnows.

Toss a trap in different sloughs & creeks overnight with some bread and dry dog food in them and see what you get.

No need to wonder about anything else.  Multi nailed it, at least for fatheads.  Good Luck!!

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Overnight????  In the small sloughs around here I put trap with dog food on a rope throw it out for 10-15 min. and I got at least a few dozen often times many more.

 

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sNOwPANTS Said:
Overnight????  In the small sloughs around here I put trap with dog food on a rope throw it out for 10-15 min. and I got at least a few dozen often times many more.

Lets get him to crawl before he runs.  He's gotta find a slough with minnows first, then he can home in on the best spot on that slough. 

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sNOwPANTS Said:
Overnight????  In the small sloughs around here I put trap with dog food on a rope throw it out for 10-15 min. and I got at least a few dozen often times many more

10-15 min??????????? i put my traps in around here for just a couple seconds and usually the trap is so full another minnow wont even fit in it. and i can throw a rock further than you too.

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When I throw a rock in my ponds, the minnows are so thick they splash right into my bucket, I dont even need a trap!

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sNOwPANTS Said:
Overnight????  In the small sloughs around here I put trap with dog food on a rope throw it out for 10-15 min. and I got at least a few dozen often times many more

10-15 min??????????? i put my traps in around here for just a couple seconds and usually the trap is so full another minnow wont even fit in it. and i can throw a rock further than you too.

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Well shit if you are going to the slough anyways just bring the pole and worms with and catch the perch that are apparently overflowing out of every slough in ND. AMIRITE

 

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My minnows acost me on the road into the slough and fill my truck bed and glove compartment.

                                                                                                                         

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your minnows are gay

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obama supports those minnows

 Adn

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"all this gay-ness is making me dizzy".

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I am now officially afraid of minnows,  I don't want any spooning with me as I sleep.  worms are still OK?

                                                                                                                         

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KurtR Said:
obama supports those minnows

Lol

There's a whole generation of Americans that have no idea about the truth of the Clintons, particularly Hillary 


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This thread is an under-appreciated classic.



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 If you slough fish - for minnows,  perch, or any other fish... watch out for the guides... they have unlimited authority on all ND sloughs and can kick you off at will.

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guywhofishes Said:
This thread is an under-appreciated classic.

you sir are correct! whats not great about making fun of obamas gay minnows! But i think obama likes the bigger gayer chubs

I'll catch more eye's than you