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Is it possible to make my own jar minnow trap?

Is it possible to make my own jar minnow trap?


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Old 02-04-05, 01:10 PM
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Is it possible to make my own jar minnow trap?

I have been seeing antique gallon jar minnow traps online. It looks as if they just get the side of the jar really hot, and then blow the glass to make a funnel opening on the side of the jar. They have proabably around 5 or 6 funneled openings. Has anyone tried to make one of these? Or will the glass just shatter? Thanks.
 
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Old 02-04-05, 02:18 PM
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Actually I've never seen the glass kind. I guess it's on the lines of this one? http://vmisales.com/glassminnowtrap/

I've just always had the metal screen type, I would think if you asked this question maybe here to you may get an answer from the Craft people http://forum.doityourself.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8

I will leave it here also incase some of our hardcore outdoors people may know how they are made.
 
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Old 02-04-05, 06:39 PM
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That is similar, but this is more of what I'm wanting.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...131218180&rd=1

but as you can see from the price, I'm not willing to spend over 100 dollars for a jar with some holes in it. I'll try posting in the other forum to see what they have to say. Thanks.
 
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Old 02-10-05, 09:06 PM
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Home made minnow trap

We made them as a kid by making a funnel shape of window screen with a 3/4" opening at the small end and the large end to fit the mouth of a quart canning/mayonnaise jar. use monofilament line to sew the edges together. set the funnel small end first jar and CAREFULLY cut screen so it is slightly larger than jar opening, roll the edge of screen over jar lip and screw canning jar ring on. After this done, remove ring, hopefully screen will stay in ring. if not, gently insert screen back in ring and glue with epoxy. Allow epoxy to set before screwing ring back on jar. Put a little cornmeal in jar, attach ring/funnel and you're ready to catch minnows. Hope I didn't confuse you.
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Lightbulb Homemade Minnow Trap

As far as minnow traps go, you don't need to spend any money...
___ I often see minnows swimming at the backsides when I’m fishing. Especially at night by the light of my lantern. I’m too cheap to buy a minnow trap.
___ I have used a two liter pop bottle. I cut the top off of the bottle just below where the bottle is straight. Now you have a funnel. Place a few small rocks inside to help it sink. Tie on a long and strong enough string such as nylon string around the pop bottle rim with the string passing through the hole of the pop bottle funnel. Put in your bait. Put the top of the pop bottle to the inside. To keep the minnow trap together, poke a few holes around the rim through both pieces and insert bread twist ties. Your trap is ready.
___ I have also used a canning jar and the top of a two liter pop bottle. Put the top of a pop bottle to the inside of the jar. Trace the rim of the jar with a fine tip marker marking the pop bottle. Cut the bottle on the marker line. Now you have a funnel that fits perfectly to the jar. To help the trap sink. Cut a few small pieces out around the rim of the funnel where the jar and the funnel contacts for air to escape. Tie on a long and strong enough string such as nylon string around the pop bottle rim with the string passing through the hole of the pop bottle funnel. Put your bait in the jar. Put the top of the bottle to the inside of the jar and screw on the lid without the center. Your trap is ready.
___ I like to use bread, liver or corn for bait.
 

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I have tried the same thing and could not get it to work it was driving me up the wall. Then my uncle showed me something I thought was cool. Take a two liter bottle [If your wife lets you get pop] cut off the end you drink from right where it gets wide,flip that part . put it on the bottle, place bait inside.there you go minnows for everyone
If you have no luck aim a spotlight at the bottle for a while
 
 

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