If you were going to catch your own mud minnows, what bait would you use. I have seen where crab and dog/cat food works the best. I can buy them in South Carolina for around 5$ per dozen, not for a pint like in Virginia. Any help greatly appreciated.:thumbup:
Crab is the best thing that I have used and I have tried almost everything exept the hamburger. I get dead crabs for free from a local crab place. They cant sell the dead crabs and they are thankfull when I take them off of there hands. I had to ask around a bit before I found them and I still give them a few bucks because they give me all that I want and I am gratefull.
I use any old stale bread or crackers that I've got lying around. I used crab a couple of times but I ended up with some eels in the trap. That wasn't really a bad thing though. )
A little trick that someone taught me seems to really work... Whatever bait you're using in the minnow trap put it in really SHALLOW WATER. Make sure that the top of the trap is at the top of the water. If it's submerged then the minnows will feed off the top because the bait will float. If the top of the trap breaks the surface then they can't feed on the top of the trap and will have to go inside to eat.