The Tip Board
when fishing for bass or crappies, minnows can be a great bait to use.this can be expensive, so instead of paying for your bait, make an inexpensive minnow trap. take a empty 2 liter soda bottle, cut it in half, and then invert the top half and stick it in the bottom half. you will then want to secure it with duck tape. after that, tie a length of fishing line to the trap so it wont float away. bait with bread, and then toss it in a lake or creek. check the trap within 24 hours, as the minnows sometimes will die if let lie to long.