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Question by hunterkid94. Uploaded on July 02, 2009
Thumb works pretty well, just stick it in front of their snout. LOL. i have caught a few on live suckers. Probably more than one. No way to tell. Another can move in to tkae its place.
i've caught some on chicken liver or worms
Put a small bluegill on a stringer, put it in the water, and tie one end to the dock. Wait half a day then check the stringer to see if the snapper is eating the bluegill. Get your net ready and slowly pull the stringer to guide him to the shore or net to scoop him up. This may sound crazy but I've done it a few times to catch snappers. I even netted a 4lb bass the other day doing this!
you can catch them on chicken liver with a cat fish hook tied to string and a milk jug as a bobber!
They love minnows but why kill him? Leave him there, he's not hurting you or your fishing. I think all variety of turtles are cool creatures. And they don't hurt us a bit. JMO
if possible use a bass as live bait, (a little one) then put a treble hook in the front and a treble in the back. Then put a large sucker bobber on and wait for it to be dragged down slowly. The sucker bobbers are usually sold at any shop in musky territory or you could check local stores.
The snapper is a natural part of the habitat. If there is one snapper, chances are there are more. Therefore, if you kill that one, another big one will eventually take its spot. So in the end, why kill the snapper? I doubt its presence is that damaging.
you can catch a turtle on almost any kind of meat. Live or dead it doesn't matter. If you catch it and are going to kill it, eat it. Like other people said where there is one there will be more. The turtles are valuable part of the ecosystem, the thin out the weaker fish.
I would leave him alone unless you are planning to eat him. Taking him out will do nothing to improve your bass fishing.
I catch them by jugging out at my farm. Make sure the jug is sealed good and time some strong line to the handle then put some chicken livers that have been sitting out for a while on a cicle hook and toss it in the water. It will not do much to help your pond, but you can make some good soup.
I agree with the guys above. If you are going to EAT him, use a jug/trot line baited with a piece of fish or meat; otherwise, leave him be and enjoy watching him.
I usually just shoot them with a 20gauge slug.
all you need is 30ft lightweight rope, 2 8/0 hooks, wire hanger, boneless raw chicken breast, now all you gots to do is tie hanger to end of rope twist the hooks so they stay seperated put some of that chicken on them wait overnite get the kid and the lil 22pistol you pull in the line give the lil one the joy of shooting that snapper right in the dome, dress that thing and get er cookin
Buy A Trout Line And Run It From One Side Of Your Pond To The Other And Bait It Will Crappie Meat It Will For Sure Catch A Turtle
In the summer I catch turtles all day every day and I know five baits that work the best. All of these use one or two hooks and 20-50 pound test line depending on the size of the snapping turtle.
#1.Bread: when using the bread you should use a large hook depending on the size of the snapping turtle. When you put the bread on the hook make a ball and make sure part of the hook is sticking out.
#2.Any Clump of meat: Piece of steak, meatball meat, or hamburger meat.
#3.Hot Dog: make the hot dog pieces cover the hook.
#4.Any type of ham: the snappers like meat so any type of ham works.
#5.Night-crawlers/worms: double hook the worm and have one hook hooking the head and the other hook hooking the bottom of the worm.
i just use a jug with a 4 foot 20 pound line and a few leads and set it out and come back later i usually use steak for bait
I think I'm going to try to use a set up like swamp people with some chicken
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