Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#209357 - 10/09/10 04:53 AM Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
I got three Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps to deploy from backpack or kayak as passive protein gathering devices. Freshwater field testing soon, report to follow.

Top
#209372 - 10/09/10 05:05 PM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
Tarzan Offline
Member

Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Washington
Originally Posted By: dweste
I got three Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps to deploy from backpack or kayak as passive protein gathering devices. Freshwater field testing soon, report to follow.


I will be eagerly anticipating the results of your field trials...

Top
#209373 - 10/09/10 05:25 PM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
Richlacal Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Hey D,Right Now is The Very Best time,as Most of the canals are Empty or Very Low around Farms,at least in the Bakersfield-Kern/Tulare County area.I know you want to test the survival aspect of catching them,However If you get the hankerin' for more than a Handful,Get your MuckBoots,Gloves,Gunneysacks&Friends,& Hit the Irrigation canals,They are at their lowest point,The muck/mud will be about 2 feet deep,It's also a real good Time of year for Froggin'at night.Frogs have the Red eyes,Toads have the yellow eyes, Toads are poisonous. Good Luck!

Top
#209414 - 10/10/10 05:21 AM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Richlacal, I understand frogging is a secret passion of more than a few game wardens. Daytime use of the old red rag on a hook with a long pole is supposed to be deadly.

I am concerned with chemical contamination of ag water. I intend upper foothill, lower mountain adventures in national forest or BLM land primarily.

Top
#209449 - 10/10/10 11:19 PM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1160
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
Bring a boiling pot and butter and garlic :-)
_________________________
The man got the powr but the byrd got the wyng

Top
#209536 - 10/12/10 08:40 AM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
First trial intended for Friday-Saturday in one or more streams of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Hopefully a trout or two will give their all, or at least all their innards, as bait but if none are available crushed caddis fly, other larvae, or terrestrial worms will do the job. Deeper, quieter pools, hopefully with some aquatic vegetation, are my first choice for placement.

Will report.

Top
#209550 - 10/12/10 04:42 PM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
Richlacal Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Crawdads will be More plentiful in Warmer water,So shallow,rocky streams with vegetation will be your Best bet!Crawdads are Cannibals so,If you can catch one by hand 1st,split its underside open & use it for bait,It is actually,The Best bait to use! Good Luck!

Top
#209575 - 10/13/10 04:10 AM Re: Promar collapsible crawdad / bait traps [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Wondering if these traps could work for saltwater crabs? Would tougher critters and environment destroy them? Might have to run an experiment.

Top



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 236 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jackmiller, DaveL, Dale, rac, Boris
5266 Registered Users
Newest Posts
New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism
by chaosmagnet
12:02 PM
Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber
by clearwater
04:17 AM
Arizona Mine Rescue
by clearwater
04:13 AM
How I Became a Knife Steel Metallurgist
by Montanero
02:01 AM
Best use of time, money
by Russ
10/21/18 10:44 PM
Funny Photos
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/21/18 05:28 PM
Time Capsule
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/20/18 11:35 PM
Florida residents desperate for food and shelter
by hikermor
10/20/18 05:44 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.