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Some final details are putting small holes in the bottom to help it sink and a string that will allow you to tie it off to shore. Rocks in the bottom to help it sink isnt a bad idea either.
<p>Someone else made the same thing but they used really bad pictures and I couldn't see what the heck he was doing. Thanks for making its easier to understand for me =D</p>
<p>built one of these before and instead of stapling them together i drilled small holes in both the bottle piece and the neck that lined up and then just weaved a piece of fishing line through it and tied it to hold it together, makes it easier to open and then reclose without destroying the trap, also more holes help it sink better and attract more crawfish</p>
Dear mugsy knuckles, big stones wont fit through the neck of the bottle, and when i use these i usually set these before dark and check them in the mid mourning.
Put the stones in before you put the bottle neck in.
The only advice I can give about this is about the rocks to weight it down. Use sand or very small gravel, because when you pull it out of the water the rocks will move around, and unless the objective is to grind the catch into a medium grit paste, you should avoid heavy rocks. <br>Also, leaving this unattended or abandoned in the water is bad news, since it kills everything trapped in there pretty quickly. Check it once every 24 hours.
*lemon butter
I eat the craw fish to, i usaully boil them and dip them in lon butter but i'll have to try em fried. Cant say ive had anything bad that was fried.
You do have to take the trap apart to get the crawdads out, but you can just re-staple it when youre done.
Nice instructable and I love the pictures, but if I am going to catch crawdads, I am going to eat them. I love them fried.
Do you have to destroy the trap to get the crawfish/minnows out?
It's a good idea and who cares who had the idea first ? It matters who put it on instructables first. You can always make the hole larger to accommodate larger craw dads. I have used these several times with huge success . Hot dogs make great bait for these crusty creatures.
I would just like to say to you, ParkerMansel, this is called instructables; made for people to show what they have made instead of buying it in a shop. And to be honest, who wants to pay &pound;8?!
I honestly would just spend the $8 and get one made from metal mesh if i were u
Ive tried these multiple times and i have never gotten any luck, i think the hole is too small and my problem is alot of them float unless u put like rocks in them
Thank you
Nice instructable, just because it's been done before doesn't mean we don't appreciate having a good pictoral tutorial to use. :)
Congatulations. Im glad you use them. I never said it was my idea but I said I often use them and I have been making these for years.
Congatulations. Im glad you use them. I never said it was my idea but I said I often use them and I have been making these for years.
This isn't you idea! I had built one before you put this on instructables!
This isn't you idea! I had built one before you put this on instructables!

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