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Old 09-24-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Was wondering what kind of bait is good to use in a pinfish trap. Also, is it illegal to set them out of the way tied to or near a public launch dock?
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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We use anything from cans of cat food to cut-up cigar minnows.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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I just use squid. It works great as long as it's in a decent spot. I never tie my traps I have had too many stolen that way. I usually mark the spot in my mind and use a about a 10 ' piece of nylon cord with a small grappling hook to fish it out. If I put them near a dock I just place it right next to a post and just count the posts for instance the "4th post on the right or left side of the dock". Hope this helps.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:02 AM   #5
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For years, I have tried a variety of baits, and am still learning.





First, I am convinced, they must have FRESH bait.





Lots of suggested baits are messy and not always available. Here is what I have been using this year and it really works.



Buy a large cheap bag of frozed chicken legs/breasts(about $4.50) at WalMart. One bag lasts a long time. Take a mess of zip lock bags and go home and open the large frozen bag and transfer 1 or 2 frozen chicken parts to each of the zip lock bags. You get about 10-12+ separate bags. Freeze them, and use one at a time. The key is not to thaw the chicken until just before you use it in the trap. In fact, you open the zip lock and place the frozen chicken in the trap. It will thaw quickly in the trap and the pinfish will immediately swarn to it. If the chicken bait looks foul the next day, replace it with a fresh piece. In my experiance, the frozen chicken lasts 2 days either eaten or gone bad. Replace it then.



I get 12-20 pins and grunts overnight with this method!
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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Chicken Livers or Gizzards work as well and they are really cheap.
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mullet heads... .99 a pound
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:08 AM   #8
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bonita is the best! without a doubt. i get around 50 pinfish in about 30 minutes with it. thats a bonita i caught offshore left on deck all day then cut up and frozen when i get home. (not fresh at all):letsdrink
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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i catch about 2 dozen a day on refreezes (old cigar minnows) i dont cut them up

i place the trap near a grassy shoreline

i catch many more in the daytime, so i wouldnt put out a trap late in the afternoon and expect it to be full at sunrise
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If you eat chicken at all just save the scraps. KFC, Popeyes, etc all work good just throw in everything you don't eat.
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