Hey fellas, I just got into this crawfish trapping thing. I made 4 traps and brought them up north with me while I dealt with putting up stands at my property for the upcoming bow season. I ended up with 29 rusties. First night I set the traps over at Alden pier. I had taken the kids there a few times to catch perch and I had seen crawfish there. Only ended up with 9 total. Second night I put out 5 traps(4 homemade and 1 mesh) at a bluegill lake the kids and I also fish, got 20. The mesh trap had a hole in it, I'm assuming a turtle? I think I need to try different bait, I was using cut up bluegills. Im going to keep looking for better spots. I live in the Detroit metro area, so I think I may head around Ann Arbor. I've fished some good looking spots over there. I appreciate all the info you guys put on the forum. Going to do this small boil for lunch on this soggy Labor Day. Hope you all have a fine holiday!