Anybody have know how to make an eel pot?
Fish & Hunt
To catch eels or just keep them alive?
I wanted to know how to build a trap/pot to catch them.
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Not sure on that one, be curious to see what people have came up with
I have used ones from a local bait catcher with a summer camp program I used to work for.
It was basically a 10" or so mesh tube about three feet long with a mesh funnel at one end. attached to the mesh funnel was a smaller tube about 2" diameter that went the length of the tube inside and stopped a few inches short of the end. That end opened to remove them.
Baited with horshoe crab they worked great!! I wish I had some pictures of them.
Google search turned up this pic. Ours looked almost the same except round in shape, I believe the key was the bait.
My Classic 1973 Seacraft 20SF (click)
"When, as they sometimes will, danger and death loom over the horizon and stand down upon you, don't panic. Meet them with your dorymate and shipmates; stand well braced and fend them off." - Captains Courageous
I purchased some from a pro who was retiring. They are 36 inches long, cylindrical with 10 inch diameter ends. The entry port is cone shaped inwardly and the eels have to go through netting to reach bait. I use them on the Shrewsbury river gathering eels to eat.
If my computer skills were better I would upload a picture but alas it is not that way.
I live in Monmouth county NJ and I would call and try and describe some more details if you are interested. Send a private email.
i have caught alot of eels in the regular minnow traps that are cylinder shape with cone opening on each end
Not sure what this trap was designed for but,
I catch Minnows, Spot, small sheepshead, small croaker and eels in it.
Pretty much anyhing in the canal.
Only bigger minnows since the mesh is not real small but thats ok. don't want small minnows anyway.
Baiting with crab.
Really anything will work for bait that is pretty oily.
This trap will catch eels that are great for striper fishing.
Make something idiot proof and they build a ter idiot.