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« on: September 29, 2012, 11:37:19 AM »

Here's a video of running some traps one day this past season. Thought I would share it with y'all.



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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 12:56:52 PM »

Awesome video!! Very cool, wish we could do that here. How do you remember where all the traps are? I would be so lost back there. If the boat breaks down, looks like it would be a bad day.

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 01:28:49 PM »

great stuff, thanks
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 03:59:05 PM »

Awesome video!! Very cool, wish we could do that here. How do you remember where all the traps are? I would be so lost back there. If the boat breaks down, looks like it would be a bad day.



totally agree - i'd be circling back to the same trap over and over again..HAHAAHAH

That is really cool.  how many crawfish are in a trap on a good day?  that seemed like a good day!!!!  

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 09:22:32 PM »

Looks great.

What are you using for bait?
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 10:30:34 PM »

totally agree - i'd be circling back to the same trap over and over again..HAHAAHAH

That is really cool.  how many crawfish are in a trap on a good day?  that seemed like a good day!!!!  



The traps follow lines, so it's not to hard to stay on them. We also flag them.

A good trap will have about 8 lbs of crawfish. usually that's all that a trap that is standing up will catch, because the traps are full to the throats and the crawfish start to get out. In certain situations, when the traps are laying flat, you can catch a lot more per trap. The day in the video, I ran about 350 traps and ended up with 20 sacks (about 800 lbs) which is a good payday but not a great day. In 2011, my best day was 1776 lbs out of 300 traps - that was work!

Craig - I was using pogie and dry bait that day. Depending on the situation, I may use various combinations of pogie, dry, shad, mullet, beef melt, and catfish heads. It just all depends.


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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 10:33:51 PM »

Awesome video!! Very cool, wish we could do that here. How do you remember where all the traps are? I would be so lost back there. If the boat breaks down, looks like it would be a bad day.



Actually I did break down one day in the same spot as the first half of the video. Sheared the shaft right at the prop. Not a good day!  Sad


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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 10:47:15 PM »

It's the dry bait that I was trying to figure out.  I've never seen it before. Is it specially made for crawfish?
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 10:48:04 PM »

It's the dry bait that I was trying to figure out.  I've never seen it before. Is it specially made for crawfish?

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 07:11:38 PM »

supercool vids!!! I would be lost as shiz out there.....do u have a gps ?
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 08:26:55 PM »

Thanks for a great video!

Looks like that swamp grows a lot of crawdads and water hyacinth!

That sound of your motor banging....is that hitting submerged logs?
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 09:02:46 PM »

supercool vids!!! I would be lost as shiz out there.....do u have a gps ?

I use a GPS the 1st few times until I get a feel for the area and landmarks, after that, it's not necessary.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 09:06:28 PM »

Thanks for a great video!

Looks like that swamp grows a lot of crawdads and water hyacinth!

That sound of your motor banging....is that hitting submerged logs?

Glad you liked it. My wife gave me a GoPro for my birthday earlier this year and I have really enjoyed using it, So I'll have plenty of videos to post in the future

Yes, those are logs and stumps, it's real hard on a motor.
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 12:50:08 PM »

really great video.. I look forward to seeing more. Is there a size limit on these bugs? do you prefer smaller or larger ones. (I ask cause some people prefer a 1lb lobster vs a 5lb lobster)
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2012, 02:26:34 PM »

Great video.
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 08:57:06 PM »

Great video.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 06:16:48 PM »

Very cool.  The questions I had about the loud bangs, getting lost, and bait were asked and answered.  Thanks for posting and the follow ups.
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2012, 11:59:25 AM »

Fantastic video.    
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