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Turtle trapping '17

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by jsbowman, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. jsbowman

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    My daughter and I set my trap last night for the first time this season yesterday afternoon. Checked it this morning, and found a short inside. This one was released back into the wild to grow a few more inches. Hopefully more to come.
     
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  3. junkman

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    How much trapping do you do?Are big painted or red ears any good to eat?
     
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    I'm fairly new to turtle trapping, and only have the one trap. This is my second full season. I haven't tried any of the smaller types of turtles yet. I've always just let them go.
     
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    Do you do any turtle trapping?
     
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    No but I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
     
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    Painted turtles are not worth it to eat it takes forever just to split the shell.
     
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    I am also hoping to start turtle trapping this year have been wanting too for a few years now hopefully this year is the year I have time
     
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    I have seen some pretty big painters out there.Not nowhere as big as a snapper but pretty big.I also know a spot that holds some big soft shells.
     
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    Yeah I had a 2 huge painteds took so long to get the first apart I let the other one go. I have yet to catch a soft shell the painteds I was kayaking and grabbed them off a tree.
     
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    Sounds like you did not have the rite tools for the job. Sawzall,circular saw,sledge hammer,pick ax,Stump grinder.:lol:
     
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    Used a hatchet.
     
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    I think a sawzall would make pretty short work of that.
     
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