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    Anybody have know how to make an eel pot?
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    To catch eels or just keep them alive?

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    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

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    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.

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    Eel Pots

    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.

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    i have caught alot of eels in the regular minnow traps that are cylinder shape with cone opening on each end

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSS View Post
    i have caught alot of eels in the regular minnow traps that are cylinder shape with cone opening on each end
    I've used the same but modified a little. Stand half the trap on end,cone facing up. Smash that down flat to close the cone up and make the trap a little larger. Add about six inches of hardware cloth wired as a tube to the other funnel. Baitt it with cat food, tunafish, dogfood or smashed crabs.
    Really anything will work for bait that is pretty oily.
    This trap will catch eels that are great for striper fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunatamer4 View Post
    I've used the same but modified a little. Stand half the trap on end,cone facing up. Smash that down flat to close the cone up and make the trap a little larger. Add about six inches of hardware cloth wired as a tube to the other funnel. Baitt it with cat food, tunafish, dogfood or smashed crabs.
    Really anything will work for bait that is pretty oily.
    This trap will catch eels that are great for striper fishing.
    do you smash just the cone part right? so when you get all done you have opening on one end? i always just kept minnow trap at dock and always seemed like caught eel, and yeah good striper bait , even though thay are a pain in the arse to handl e ,alittle sand helps with that but not the tangles

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