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OL_JR

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Leech trapping season
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:59:49 PM »
        Just a friendly reminder that now is the time to set some traps out.  It gets progressively harder to get them as the temps warm up.  If you find a good hole it's not hard to set yourself up for the summer within a few trips.  Got a couple hundred in the fridge already and at 6 or 7 bucks for 10 in the store it's a no brainer to get them yourself. 
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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 10:46:06 PM »
        Just a friendly reminder that now is the time to set some traps out.  It gets progressively harder to get them as the temps warm up.  If you find a good hole it's not hard to set yourself up for the summer within a few trips.  Got a couple hundred in the fridge already and at 6 or 7 bucks for 10 in the store it's a no brainer to get them yourself.


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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 02:41:36 PM »
Made a couple of these pie plate traps,we'll see if they work. ;)


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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
Me experience with trapping leaches is the ones we have around our slews are not the good ribbon leaches. I have found them to be big squishy sloppy leaches, I don't care for them for fishing., but maybe I've never found the right ones.
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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 08:50:42 PM »
Well I put a couple traps out and left them for about 5 hours.First one was in the Hinton trout pond just past the dump and some arsehole stole the damn thing on me. >:(
Probably my own fault for leaving it out in the open.The second one was dropped in a small pond and produced nada..

When I get time I'll try putting a few in Obed lake,I know there's some big assed leeches in there.

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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 09:51:17 PM »
          If you find the right place Sonny you should get lots.  Maybe try leaving them overnight and see what happens.

        I have three and a bit containers like this from last week.  Don't know what species they are but they worked awesome last year anywhere we used them. 

        P.S. Put them in good containers they can't squirm out of and surprise the wife when she opens the fridge. TSN turning point for the love life for a bit trust me hehe.
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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 09:09:33 AM »
Me experience with trapping leaches is the ones we have around our slews are not the good ribbon leaches. I have found them to be big squishy sloppy leaches, I don't care for them for fishing., but maybe I've never found the right ones.

Hi Walleyes:

I found trapping leaches in the Beaver River of your neighborhood will also garner you a few crayfish. :)

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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 09:32:53 AM »
I put a couple of pie pan traps out last night and caught about a dozen.

One black one and the rest are brown.Are those brown ones leeches or blood suckers?

If blood suckers are they good walleye bait too.? ???

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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 08:58:00 PM »
         Honestly couldn't tell you for sure Sonny, haven't researched to hard but do remember seeing a video where a guy caught a pure black blob lookin leech and called it a bloodsucker.

         The way I look at it is if that's what you're catching in the area than it's probably something the fish have seen before and they will like it.  I've set at a few different ponds and the ones we get work better than absolutely anything especially for the front half or better.  I find once August comes then the leeches whether store bought or caught start losing their appeal compared to a good fresh minnow on the lakes I fish regularly.  It works out good though as the leeches get harder to catch.  With that said if a guy put some real effort into it and trapped out in the middle of ponds with a boat or raft maybe it would be worth it but I know for sure that they get harder to trap shallow as the year progresses.

       



 
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Re: Leech trapping season
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:57 PM »
This is the type of trap I use, just an old protein powder container with a screw on top but  anything similar would work. The tighter the cap fits the better, with a bit of weight in them they hit the water hard and will pop the top off if you're not careful.
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