How to Build a Crayfish Trap for Under $5 - Part 3 - Finishing. Part 1 - Design and Cutting - http://youtu.be/MIcrWG_bEDM
Part 2 - Assembling the Trap - http://youtu.be/vipAA16F9Ks
Part 3 - Finishing - http://youtu.be/r_6pP_ZCoH8
Part 4 - Building a Bait Box - http://youtu.be/hQcM2wGBCOc
Part 5 - How to Use the Trap - http://youtu.be/TxWehg_L698
Hey everyone, today we'll be building a crayfish trap. This is my favorite style of trap so far, keep in mind that this is my first year of building traps and using them. The material for one trap plus a bait box should cost $5 or less from most hardware stores.
In this third part, we'll finish up the trap and get it ready for use. There are lots of methods for closing the trap's door and for tying the trap to the main line used. The ones I show are my favorite styles. A rope clip like that can be found at most marine stores, though a simple carabiner or spring clasp would work as well.
Plastic hardware cloth - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tenax-3-ft-x-15-ft-Plastic-Black-Hardware-Net-751397/100384025
Waterproof twine, coated wire, or heavy synthetic thread for stitching
Scissors or snips for cutting
Cardboard or poster board, etc. for laying out cone template
Rubberbands and wire for securing the trap and bait box
Below are a couple of sites that really helped me out when learning about crayfish traps. I'm not affiliated with either site and am not personally endorsing the traps for sale from either site. Both are packed with information that will help you build your own traps and do your own trapping, no matter what your goals are.
Terry Bullard's site is a wealth of information regarding crayfish traps. He makes his own traps and has done commercial crayfish trapping as well. His traps are well designed, though they are hard to get a hold of and usually not available for sale. His articles on crayfish bait and how crayfish think are very interesting and are really helpful for building your own traps.
Trapper Arne's site is a great place to find articles on different aspects of crayfish. He sells several traps of different styles. Most are based on traditional Swedish trap styles and are mostly imported from Sweden.
Please make sure to check all local laws and regulations regarding catching crayfish. There may be seasons, catch limits, and even restrictions on they type of traps you can use. Some places limit what a trap can be made of, so this trap may not be legal in all areas. Please be responsible and check your traps often and leave the places where you trap better than when you arrived.
Do not put crayfish in a bucket of water, they use a lot of oxygen and will drown once all the oxygen is gone. Crayfish can survive for long periods as long as their gills stay moist.
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