Pin Fish Trap Advice! - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
deersniper270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the Sticks, FL
Posts: 2,516
Default Pin Fish Trap Advice!

Had my trap stolen yesterday near the Archie Glover boat ramp. Been puttin my trap in this spot for for a while now, not near the ramp but in that sound area.

My question is, is there anything I can do to reduce my chances of it being stolen? I see crab traps with buoys everywhere and nobody takes them. I don't use a buoy so it's not visible but I'm thinking about using one now. Do you think if I did that would make people leave it alone? Of course it would be a buoy similar to the crab trappers but different enough they know it's not theirs.

What do y'all do? My options are pretty limited to that area and you can't beat some good live pins. I need some advice!
deersniper270 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
Snapper
 
ABailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 578
Default

What I do is not mark it in any way, no buoy or rope. Just send it to the bottom where you can hook it with a gaff. Just remember where it is.
ABailey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
deersniper270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the Sticks, FL
Posts: 2,516
Default

I did that in the same spot I've been using for a while now and I added 4 1lb lead weights to the corners just to make sure it stayed put. Went for it saturday and it was gone. Had it marked with a pine tree and even got in the water and walked in straight lines from the shore about 10ft across and out from the shore to where I couldn't touch bottom anymore. There is no way it just washed away. It just sucks that we live in a society where people can't just leave things that aren't theirs alone. And I have it marked with my name and telephone number just incase someone happened upon it they would know it wasn't lost and they would leave it alone or call me to let me come get it if they hooked it by accident. It even said if recovered please call. I'm just trying to figure something out because it was a $35 trap and I don't want to keep throwing away $35. We all know how expensive all our other gear is on top of that.

So do you not think if I marked it with a buoy like the crabbers do people would just leave it alone? I know its a brutal penalty if you get caught taking someones crab traps. Why would it be any different for a pinfish trap?
deersniper270 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
Mines Bigger
White Marlin
 
bigrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Walton Beach
Posts: 2,645
Default

tie it up under a semiprivate dock. A condo or something that is private but lots of people live there. Make sure the rope is under the water so no one can see it.
__________________
17' Mako skiff 60 merc
2000 Rampage 30 twin Yanmars
bigrick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
Senior Member
Grouper
 
nathan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 727
Default

The only way I know is make sure the rope is below the water line. Put it out right at sunset, pick it up at sunrise. Any longer than that it maybe gone.
__________________
nathan70 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
Mines Bigger
White Marlin
 
bigrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Walton Beach
Posts: 2,645
Default

hard to catch pinfish in a trap at night, gotta have some light.
__________________
17' Mako skiff 60 merc
2000 Rampage 30 twin Yanmars
bigrick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
deersniper270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the Sticks, FL
Posts: 2,516
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrick View Post
tie it up under a semiprivate dock. A condo or something that is private but lots of people live there. Make sure the rope is under the water so no one can see it.
Wish I had one near where we put the boat in
deersniper270 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #8
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Island24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 456
Default

I have had two "walk away" and it stinks. I was loading the pinfish in the boat at sun up and then returning to load the trap on my boat after a day of fishing. I have since put them out late afternoon and put them on the boat when I pick them up at sunrise and so far have not lost anymore
__________________
Scott
Island24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 9
Default

Its a risk you have to take! I throw my trap out at the dock the night before without a bouy and have yet to lose one (hope i didnt jink myself). The only way your gonna lose it is if someone sees you throwing it in the water. Weigh the alternatives--pin fish trap $35 or cigar minnows from the bait boat $40 (depending on number of fishermen). Unfortunately there are people out there that dont care you or me. To bad there's not a pin fish boat out there similar to the cig boat for bait.
Stephan Pannell is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #10
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
deersniper270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the Sticks, FL
Posts: 2,516
Default

Yeah I don't buy bait. It only takes a few minutes to load up on threadfins and other bait instead of buying them. There are a few private docks near where I put in. I think I'm gonna go down there and knock on a few doors and just see if anyone would care if I dropped my trap under their dock and tied it off. Maybe someone won't care.
deersniper270 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.