Make Your Own Crayfish, Crawfish, Traps. Step By Step Instructions.




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Matt Nartel: This must be the best & genius instruction how to make fish trap on youtube that I found so far! Thank you so much for your sharing.

Sharon Arthur: I love crawfish hey my name is mykeon

wes normandin: YA, but. you didn't suck the brains out like A. Zimmern would do!! LMAO!!

Ellis W: If you wanna avoid twisting wire use zip ties.

Rosamund Ali: My head up my but

Daniel Aleckson: Nice videos! Haven't tried cray fishing before but it looks fun so I'm gonna start it up this spring...When you make the cone part, do you make the 4 inch measure first, then measure 9 inches off both ends of that? Thanks!

Naturesown Path: Hey there Joe, love the videos, we Mainers do call them Crayfish, but I lived in STL for a decade, so, Crawdad, Crawfish and Mudbug all works for me! Cant wait to try this and the American Indian fish trap (a video I saw elsewhere) for some free natural food...so exciting, and my kids will totally love it!

Rosamund Ali: My head up my but

Naturesown Path: Just out of curiosity, I 've seen a lot of square traps. What is the reason for you making them round? (I think they'd stack well when square, but you're probably not doing this on a massive scale, so, is it just easier?) I'm really looking into this idea, just curious what your 'druthers are and why, for analytical reasons. thx.

Naturesown Path: what a view out of your window, there, by the way! Nice!

Randy J: hope that you vacuumed the rug right afterward before your wife got a wire in the toe :)

ptkenterprise70: pay attention to your area regulations on wire size..in my area it is 1 inch wire mesh and a certain regulation for the opening...great video guys god bless you and yours

JoeandZachSurvival: DAMIT hahaha. I just went and put that in the tags after I read this lol lol. I had forgot all about that. Thank you so much for the comment. Joe

Hunter Ruggiero: if you dont mind, if your up for it, will you maybe make a vid talking about the traps and the zips because i would absolutely love to know how they turn out.

JoeandZachSurvival: Thanks Dy. I agree with you but after reading the regulations here in MN I found out I have to use the bigger squares because they wont allow us to catch minnows lol. You are correct though, it did catch the minnows. Thanks again. Joe.

darren kawasaki: thats spot on i started to make one 4 weeks ago made the tube but the end bits i cud not get it right but now iv seen this video i shall have it finished for the weekend ive used rope to put my one together is that ok ?crayfish curry next week

mammysinthekitchen: It was good to see that Zach is back...I was beginning to wonder if he had gotten lost :) Thanks for sharing.

JoeandZachSurvival: Thanks 125. Go to the channel page, I have videos JUST on that subject where I use different baits and you get to see the results. Going to the store and buying cheap chicken livers will always work but things like bread etc works good to. Check out the things I tried and read the comments people left, I learned alot from them and I am sure it will help you as well. Thanks again. Joe

JoeandZachSurvival: Thanks, we did another 88 today but pulled the traps for a couple days because they have had between 4 and 9 inches of rain in the last 24 hours about a hundred miles north of here and that water will be flowing downhill lol lol. I will try to get the video of the weekends trapping loaded tonight. Thanks. Joe

Vang Cha: Crawdad crawfish... tamato tomato nice vid!

JoeandZachSurvival: I think the person was saying that the light attracted them, I will have to get one and set two traps side by side one with the glowstick and see what happens. Thanks. Joe

JoeandZachSurvival: We thought about that when we were doing it but I was more concerned about getting yelled at if I got any black magic marker on the white carpet hahaha. We did get it all cleaned up but yes perhaps a blanket or something would have been a good choice but by the time I thought of that I had already made a big mess so it was too late. haha. Thanks. Joe

Stone Smith: Yeah. I live in the south (Mississippi), but people call them both. So I don't know.

JoeandZachSurvival: Its trhe 1/2 inch squares, some call it hardware cloth, I call in rabbit floor cage wire. Thank You. Joe

threehvacguys: someone left a comment about using glowsticks. curious if you tried this? if so how was your haul from it?

minbound: Nice job Joe, I will have to make a couple of these in the near future, I have a bunch of 1/2" hardware cloth left over from my planter cages. Thanks for sharing my friend.

Waldhandwerk: Amazing Joe, great tutorial! Good luck, Sepp

JoeandZachSurvival: I had the privilege while down in Louisiana this winter (videos are posted) of eating real boiled craWfish (as they say it down there) from a place that does it VERY well. Reno and Hopes in Sorrento LA. They were sooooo awesome but yes you throw out the straight tails. They taste delicious. Thanks. Joe

JoeandZachSurvival: Thanks Nick, yea someone had said that so I quick put it in at least the tags lol we got over a hundred this weekend, I will get that video up eventually. Thanks for commenting. I hope you and Sean and Gracie are doing well. Joe

kaos702lv: Great video thanks!

threehvacguys: outa 2 traps set last night in my lewis river holes i got 22. not bad i guess. but still not the numbers im used to. 18 in one and 4 in the other. but thats better than 3 to 6 like its been doing. good news is there doing great in my tank i made from a lawn trailer with a 140 gallon an hour pump and a little bubbler from an aquarium. and things are starting to warm up around here. once i get a few hundred going to boil them up for wifes birthday.

H Miller: nice

Eddie S: nice looking trap there joe, but what do you put the bate in?you know the livers will flot to the top ,tell me if i am wrong,maybe i will see you load the bate on the next one, thanks for the video,

PlanoPrincess: lol I couldn't stop thinking they should be doing that on a blanket. How are they going to get all that wire up without messing up the vacuum. Men! lol

Guy in the Rusty Truck: Hey thanks for the great videos. Here in North Carolina we had a overly soaked spring and summer didn't need a trap because they were all over the yard. Of course the yard was under about six to eight inches of water for a good portion of time. Your videos and the Crayfish infestation I had have caused me to get out my rabbit hutch wire (which just happens to be exactly the same as you are using) and pop a few off now.) Still finding the little morsels around too. Dropping Traps this weekend.

JoeandZachSurvival: Thanks for the comment. This is for sure the time of year to do it, winter is starting to get long. I have done quite alot of duck hunting by Fergus Falls, ate many times at the Big Chief Cafe, that's the exit I take and then go a few miles south west and hunt ducks. I bet if you dropped a couple traps in whatever river that runs between Rush lake and Ottertail lake there would be some crayfish in there. If you have any questions drop me a PM. Thanks again. Joe

dsr20631: try using a bar of natural soap for bait, it works well on our redclaw. I'm curious to see the results

OKEYBHRA: hey joe i was just wondering if there is crayfish/crawfish in mississippi river and are they safe to eat never ate crayfish before i would really appreciate your help and thanks again for teaching

vincent oupathame: Do you think zip ties will work to tie them together

Zack Gregory: 8:25 random shotgun?

Michael Devenney: Hey Joe! I'm making your trap this weekend. When you made the cone, did you overlap the long edges when forming the cone? Or did you just but the long sides together? I read on a trapper's website that the silver mesh looks almost transparent to the craws and that makes them feel vulnerable to predators so I may try painting my traps. If nothing else it may make it harder for people to stumble on my traps and mess with them. Keep sharing your adventures with us!

James Jensen: ill pay 7 dollors for 1

JoeandZachSurvival: I cant believe this message didn't show up in my inbox, I hate when that happens. What kind of Crayfish does the St Louis river have, I am catching mostly all Rusty Crayfish up here, I am curious to what your getting? I had several traps this weekend where I would get 3 in one or 4 but some I got 30 so I think its the spot they are in even though I was experimenting with baits.

HalfQ: Good vid again guys, thanks. We have cray fish but not many, we use them traps for eals. Do you get them?

Backwoods Trapper: I grew up calling them craw dads here in Washington

JoeandZachSurvival: Darren, Thanks for the comment. I did not get the message telling me this came in. How did you do? I am excited to find out. If you ever have questions please PM me, I get all of them. Thanks again. Joe.

threehvacguys: im with you about waisting the allmighty dollar. hell i rarely even pay for my bait, just use old salmon heads and squawfish. also work at a restarant now. long story..lol..anyway so yea. im that cheap..haha. but at the same time, i may try it. i just dont want to waist a nights trapping if it scares them away...lol

JoeandZachSurvival: Thank you for the comment, Zip ties would work just fine, just have alot of them lol. We have caught 295 crayfish as of tonight and we started last Friday so that's 5 days. Thank You. Joe

Andy Anderson: I like to use items that are hanging around the house. Cheap thin split rings like Master Lock keys come on work well as rope attachment points on the cage. Every household has dozens of chrome plated paper clips just laying around. Straightened out and wrapped around the shaft of a #2 Phillips screwdriver to make a "spring" looking thing can be cut down one side with a pair of side cutters making lots of connection rings to tie your cage and cones together. Survival means making do with less.

sixstrings24: Is that the rum river? I'm gonna make one of these and hit the St. Croix.

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Make your own Crayfish, Crawfish, Traps. Step by Step instructions.