Jump to content

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Bait and Trap robbers

Recommended Posts

I went over to Lady Slipper Lake on thursday night and caught a bunch of bullheads which took almost all evening, plus the 30 mile drive to the lake. I put them in a creek near my house in my bait basket (36" x 36" x 12" mesh box) and sunk them in a hole. I went to pick them and the basket up on friday night before hitting the water and everything was gone. My bait and the basket.

That was bad and I was really mad about it. The best one came on Saturday night. I went to where I put my minnow trap to get some bait for the night and some jacka** stole that also! What is this world coming to anyways! If you want some of my minnows go ahead and help yourself. I had plenty of bullheads to spare also. Don't take the trap!!!

Sorry I had to vent! I will be fine in a year or so, lol!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds like you need to set a trap to trap the trap nabber!

That sucks man bait has been alittle harder to come by this season.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

They would probably steal that also, I would love to catch them!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hate to go down this road slayer but do you have people that have been with you when you were placing them and/or know where both of your traps were? I'd start with them. It seems a bit too coincidental that both traps were stolen the same night! If they didn't do it, maybe they told somebody else about them who did. Just an idea.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

No, they were a day apart. The only one that was with me and knew about where they were was the wife......hold on maybe she didn't want me to go fishing....nah, lol grin.gifgrin.gif

I was alittle mad before but after thinking about it it was my fault. I should have picked a harder spot to get to. It just upsets me when people can't be honest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • SkunkedAgain
      Yes indeed. We actually bought it together. We wedged the pontoon boat into that lift last fall and hoisted it out of the water. Unfortunately the water came up so much this spring, the pontoon couldn't float with the rising levels. There wasn't much that we could do opening weekend except wait for the water to drop and then assess the damage. It's mainly a garbage hauler so no big loss for a $500 boat/motor.
    • gimruis
      I forgot to post this but I got a jake during season B north of Princeton on some private land.  I had been hunting this flock of birds for 3 seasons now.  I hear and/or see them every day, but simply could not get a legal bearded turkey to come within range.  Finally, a hen came walking out with a jake and I dusted the jake on the 4th day of my hunt.  There's plenty of birds there, including several mature toms, so I intend to keep hunting there in the future as long as I can obtain permission.  The weather was downright terrible.  I had one nice morning of sunshine and then it was windy, rainy, and raw for days.  Saturday morning even produced a heavy summer-type down pour.  I was so thankful to be hunting in a blind.  I also saw a fair amount of other wildlife in four days, including deer, pheasants, a pair of raccoons, and a coyote.
    • Mike89
      Glenn will be jealous!!   🤣👍
    • Kettle
      Had walleye last night with the nephews, gave me a chance to go out again this evening for a quick solo 6, water temp 55 degrees, fish 12-14 ft on jigs
    • hopper33
      I have questions about the following hypothetical. Buy used boat and trailer from Iowa Resident. Would need to transfer, and I have not done before. Duck boat, may occasionally fish out of it. Technically 15'11 1/2" long. Will have motor. Do I need a title? Does it need registration?   Same for trailer. Need a title? Need Registration? License Plate?   Thank you for any help.
    • PSU
      I realize it's only been 2 days Raven77, but are you continuing to see the level decreasing?  
    • cm012419
      Sight fished this one, also got a 19" off a bed with a senko but didn't get a picture because my phone died. Length was 14" for the one in the photo. Haven't been able to get out much recently, but I should be able to go Saturday.
    • Pat McGraw
      Sizes caught matched most recent survey very closely - a lot of 12-14" fish with a few 15". Three to six feet of water against rocky shoreline at dusk was very productive. Fish still discharging milt. Should continue to be great fishing for next couple weeks along shoreline. 
    • CigarGuy
      Our group of 6 guys did pretty good. From Thursday evening to Sunday caught a bunch of crappies, 4 walleyes that were to big, a handful of pike and sunfish. One sunfish was 11". All on the west end.
    • ReefWhooligan
      You did a lot better than us...  Did you mostly catch them in mornings and evenings or were you able to catch them mid-day also?
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.