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Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 pm

Ok so I tried trotlines and caught a ton of snapping turtles which is fine I eat them too but not what im after. I really want to catch cats but seems all I get is turtles. What baits do you suggest to use to keep turtles away I used hotdogs soaked in vinegar to livers worms cut bait and nothing but turtles... any suggestions as to what I can do to avoid them I like turtle but I don't want to fill up my freezer with that.
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Post by M-5 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:27 pm

How deep you running them?
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Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:50 pm

M-5 wrote:How deep you running them?


ponds about 4-10' deep I have multiple hooks on a line about 50' long at the end of the line is around a lb of weights. The hooks have about 12" off the main line
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Post by M-5 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:13 pm

If your dealing with a pond I'm afraid the turtles will win out. Might have better luck with baskets
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Post by kenny thomas » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:33 pm

You need to catch the turtles if your gonna continue to have fish.
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Re: Trotlines

Post by greybeard » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:44 pm

Take a .22 down there every day and start getting rid of the turtles. A really good pellet gun would be better, as the rest of 'em don't dive when the shot is fired like they do with a .22.
It's probably against some obscure tree hugging law tho.
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Re: Trotlines

Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:10 pm

M-5 wrote:If your dealing with a pond I'm afraid the turtles will win out. Might have better luck with baskets


I may have to make 1
kenny thomas wrote:You need to catch the turtles if your gonna continue to have fish.


Good point.. I have around 20 in the freezer turtles that is

greybeard wrote:Take a .22 down there every day and start getting rid of the turtles. A really good pellet gun would be better, as the rest of 'em don't dive when the shot is fired like they do with a .22.
It's probably against some obscure tree hugging law tho.


Good idea but I'd rather catch them and eat them
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Re: Trotlines

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:48 am

Here’s you an idea Sky.

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Working on one right now as a school project with one of my kids. Win/win. You get rid of the turtles and you can still eat them.
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Re: Trotlines

Post by skyhightree1 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:48 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Ok so I tried trotlines and caught a ton of snapping turtles which is fine I eat them too but not what im after. I really want to catch cats but seems all I get is turtles. What baits do you suggest to use to keep turtles away I used hotdogs soaked in vinegar to livers worms cut bait and nothing but turtles... any suggestions as to what I can do to avoid them I like turtle but I don't want to fill up my freezer with that.


Thanks I like the idea of that
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Re: Trotlines

Post by dieselbeef » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:22 pm

drop the bait to the btm
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Re: Trotlines

Post by skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Made a fish trap


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