The Pitbull Tackle Crawfish and Minnow Trap gives any fishermen an easy way to catch small fish and invertebrates like crawfish. Designed to be super-compact, this folding design offers anglers a large trap when in use but also a small profile when being stored between trips. The spring pop-out design allows for opening in one quick motion, and collapsing the trap proves just as easy. A zippered opening on the top of the trap allows for easy access inside the trap to either remove the day's catch or add fresh bait, and each trap comes pre-rigged with a long nylon string to securely tie the trap to the bank. Constructed of durable polyethylene, these traps can be used trip after trip. This simple design is easy enough for fishermen of all ages to use and understand yet also very effective.
Typically, crawfish live in areas where they have a lot of cover to hide in. Tree roots, rocks, logs, and other prominent pieces of structure all offer food and shelter for crawfish. Great places to start are in slow moving creeks or small ponds where it is easy to find crawfish habitat. Once you have found a suitable location, it is time to find bait to use. As a general rule of thumb, oily baits are a good place to start as the oil spreads the scent around in the water much more effectively. Fish heads and guts are loaded with oil, but if you do not have access to them you can use a variety of other baits such as shad, chicken, or bacon. Crawfish fishing can be done throughout the year, day or night. Warmer months do however offer a better chance at catching these animals as crawfish are more active during warm weather. Night fishing is popular among many fishermen, but daytime fishing is also quite effective. Once an area has been located and you have bait, it is time to fish. Find an area which is relatively snag-free but still as close to the surrounding structure as possible. Once bait has been loaded into the trap, simply lower it into the water until it is resting on the bottom. Now it is time to wait and let the crawfish find their way into the trap. If the crawfish are active check the trap every 10-15 minutes. If the fishing is slow, let the trap sit or "soak" for a longer time. If you want to try and catch large numbers of crawfish at one time, leaving the trap soaking overnight can be hugely successful.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov