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Minnow Trap
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Here's a little trap for catching minnows in the shallows of a stream or pond.  It requires only a small container (water bottles seem to be everywhere these days) and a stick.  Cut the top off of the bottle, flip it around, and slide it back into the body of the bottle.  Drill 4 small holes around the open end (through both layers of plastic) with the tip of your knife.  The holes should be spaced 90 degrees apart.  Craft three little pegs to pin the top and side holes.  Craft an anchor stake which will also be used to pin the last hole in the bottom of the trap.  Bait with a worm, other local insects, food scraps, etc.  Set it in place in the shallows.  Fine tune the depth based on where the minnows or small baitfish are swimming.  Use the small fish to catch bigger fish (or eat them if you're in really bad shape).

*the trap obviously has to be placed IN the water.  The last photo is shown on land for illustration purposes.  

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#2
That's one of my go to ideas for small fish if I were ever in a bind.

Whenever I play with it though, I get crayfish instead Big Grin
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(10-18-2017, 05:29 PM)alukban Wrote: That's one of my go to ideas for small fish if I were ever in a bind.

Whenever I play with it though, I get crayfish instead Big Grin


What's wrong with fresh water lobster?  Smile

Crayfish tails and Ranch dressing is heavenly....

Of course, I'd bet that if you elevate the trap off the bottom, like shown, you should eliminate the crayfish.

 
Dashing:  Nice post, yadda, yadda...  So, what's the knife!?!  Tongue

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(10-18-2017, 10:49 PM)Bill Hay Wrote:
(10-18-2017, 05:29 PM)alukban Wrote: That's one of my go to ideas for small fish if I were ever in a bind.

Whenever I play with it though, I get crayfish instead Big Grin


What's wrong with fresh water lobster?  Smile

Crayfish tails and Ranch dressing is heavenly....

Of course, I'd bet that if you elevate the trap off the bottom, like shown, you should eliminate the crayfish.

 
Dashing:  Nice post, yadda, yadda...  So, what's the knife!?!  Tongue



The knife is an Ed Martin MK5 Blanco.
It is the most well-built, bombproof knife that I have ever used.
Kiddingly, I always say this is the blade I'd want if I got in a knife fight with a tank.

Here are some photos of the knife the first day I took it out (the day I received it).







Fine/Detail Work

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The tip after 5 minutes of stabbing and prying in a downed sweet gum.

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Flint and steel off the spine

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Pommel after pounding in a stake and cracking rocks for flint and steel.

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For size comparison


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#5
very nice looks like you wont be sliding forward onto the blade in forward grip
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