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Perch Trap - Pinfish Trap Battle - Cloverleaf Vs Z-Trap!

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Perch Trap - Pinfish Trap Battle - Cloverleaf Vs Z-Trap!

Customer: "Hi Mike, can you tell me which trap is better between the cloverleaf and the z-trap? I'm looking to catch XXX (baitfish) and I want to get the best one for my needs."  If only I had a dollar for every time I have answered this question, haha! Seriously though, I get this question a lot and I have absolutely zero clue as to why it has taken me so long to simply write a post about it (here) that I can direct folks to... instead of having to type out an email response each time. Bad planning on my...

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The BEST Trotline EVER!?!? Catch More Catfish With This Method

The BEST Trotline EVER!?!? Catch More Catfish With This Method

I wanted to share something with you guys that has really changed the way my family and I have been running trotlines. However, before I lay out the design for you… let me say that I realize we all have our preferences on how to do things (especially fishing). Saying that one method is the “absolute best” is like saying one muscle car is better than all the others, or that one type of truck model is the best ever built. You’re never going to get everyone on the same page agreeing on this… and I’m okay with that. If...

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Best Bait For Catfish – A Common Sense Approach

Best Bait For Catfish – A Common Sense Approach

So, what is the Best Bait For Catfish? I will tell you… I have been building bait fish traps here in Texas for about the past six years, and we send these traps all over the United States and even into Canada. If a trap exists… I have seen it and have most likely built it. Outside of building traps, I have been fishing my entire life. Some of my earliest memories involve running trotlines on Sam Rayburn with my stepdad, and constantly fighting with our old Evinrude outboard (that’s another story though). I can safely say that I have...

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Guide Catfish Trips - Ed Snelson Guide Service

Guide Catfish Trips - Ed Snelson Guide Service

Ed Snelson has been guiding bass fisherman for 39 years on Lake Sam Rayburn, Tx. In 1996, he started guiding for catfish – TROTLINING – on Toledo Bend Lake. When you take a trip with Ed, all of your fishing equipment is supplied. He will furnish the trotlines, a custom built boat for trotlining, and bait. Lodging is typically at Bill’s Landing on the northern end of Toledo Bend (Texas Side). Bill’s Landing is a quiet fishing camp where relaxing is easy to do – in between fishing of course. From “old-men” to young kids – who doesn’t love a HUGE catfish? This is truly a great environment for...

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