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Re: Wild Crayfish Traps

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  • memphisgirl39
    What about horseshoe lake. Have you ever caught any there?
    Message 1 of 18 , May 15, 2011
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      What about horseshoe lake. Have you ever caught any there?

      --- In crayfish@yahoogroups.com, "wayne.lammers" <cwlammers@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Everyone,
      >
      > My name is Wayne Lammers from Memphis, Tennessee. My primary interest is in catching wild crayfish, actually we call them crawfish in this part of the world.
      >
      > I plan to be fishing Reelfoot Lake in north west Tennessee in the spring with the 45 traps I have almost ready. I wanted to buy traps from Terry at the world's best crayfish traps in Oregon, but due to family sickness he has been out of business for over two years.
      >
      > All of my research tells me that Terry probably knows more about catching crayfish than any person alive, and I am convinced his traps are the best to be found. But when his site continued to remain closed, I decided I would have to build my own.
      >
      > I started by reading his history on his site. Then, since I think he has the best traps, I tried to duplicate his traps as close as possible. Everything he said made perfect sense to me. In looking for material I made a couple of changes to his design that I now think will be even better than his original traps.
      >
      > I never did like the cones made of netting he uses. They seem like the large holes would make it hard for the crayfish to walk on, sort of like a tight-rope walker. I found a heavy plastic sheet netting that is very stiff and has very small holes in it that should make it easier for the crawfish to walk on, and better create the illusion of safety for them in the cone.
      >
      > The stiff cone allowed me to eliminate the rubber bands between the cones and use Velcro to fasten a 2" piece of PVC pipe to the cone and also include the wire guard to keep crayfish in the trap.
      >
      > Only time will testify to the value of these traps, but I should know something by the end of March or early April.
      >
      > I would like to talk to anyone who has ever fished commercially for crayfish and especially anyone who has ever fished Reelfoot Lake, or the Mississippi River for crayfish. I will try to answer all questions I am asked.
      >
      > Wayne
      >
    • Bev Kirk
      Good luck! I ll be interested to read your upcoming posts. ~Bev ________________________________ From: memphisgirl39 To:
      Message 2 of 18 , May 16, 2011
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        Good luck! I'll be interested to read your upcoming posts. ~Bev





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        From: memphisgirl39 <dctn_2005@...>
        To: crayfish@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sun, May 15, 2011 10:13:07 PM
        Subject: [crayfish] Re: Wild Crayfish Traps


        What about horseshoe lake. Have you ever caught any there?

        --- In crayfish@yahoogroups.com, "wayne.lammers" <cwlammers@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello Everyone,
        >
        > My name is Wayne Lammers from Memphis, Tennessee. My primary interest is in
        >catching wild crayfish, actually we call them crawfish in this part of the
        >world.
        >
        >
        > I plan to be fishing Reelfoot Lake in north west Tennessee in the spring with
        >the 45 traps I have almost ready. I wanted to buy traps from Terry at the
        >world's best crayfish traps in Oregon, but due to family sickness he has been
        >out of business for over two years.
        >
        >
        > All of my research tells me that Terry probably knows more about catching
        >crayfish than any person alive, and I am convinced his traps are the best to be
        >found. But when his site continued to remain closed, I decided I would have to
        >build my own.
        >
        >
        > I started by reading his history on his site. Then, since I think he has the
        >best traps, I tried to duplicate his traps as close as possible. Everything he
        >said made perfect sense to me. In looking for material I made a couple of
        >changes to his design that I now think will be even better than his original
        >traps.
        >
        >
        > I never did like the cones made of netting he uses. They seem like the large
        >holes would make it hard for the crayfish to walk on, sort of like a tight-rope
        >walker. I found a heavy plastic sheet netting that is very stiff and has very
        >small holes in it that should make it easier for the crawfish to walk on, and
        >better create the illusion of safety for them in the cone.
        >
        >
        > The stiff cone allowed me to eliminate the rubber bands between the cones and
        >use Velcro to fasten a 2" piece of PVC pipe to the cone and also include the
        >wire guard to keep crayfish in the trap.
        >
        >
        > Only time will testify to the value of these traps, but I should know something
        >by the end of March or early April.
        >
        >
        > I would like to talk to anyone who has ever fished commercially for crayfish
        >and especially anyone who has ever fished Reelfoot Lake, or the Mississippi
        >River for crayfish. I will try to answer all questions I am asked.
        >
        > Wayne
        >




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