Catchin Snappers

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Re: Catchin Snappers

Postby Matt6506 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:04 pm

We catch them on bank lines, juggs, and troutlines. The best bait we have found is ground hog.l will kill the pig skin it and gut it then I'll chop it up with a hatchet and smash the bones so it stays on the hook better. Any bloody meat will work I've caught them on coon also. After I catch the turtles I usually don't soak them much at all. I chop there head off and quarter them. I just leave the bones in, roll them in flour and brown all sides. I then put them in a pan with mushroom gravy and bake for a few hours. It's good eating. I don't hunt turtle as much as I use too. I grew up doing it.


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Re: Catchin Snappers

Postby dan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 pm

Used to catch them when I was a kid and sell them or give them to a family friend who would make soup. Now its just catch and release.

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Re: Catchin Snappers

Postby wmahunter » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:45 am

Watch your fingers. Those snappers get a hold of them and that is going to be some serious pain.
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Re: Catchin Snappers

Postby Matt6506 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:30 am

wmahunter wrote:Watch your fingers. Those snappers get a hold of them and that is going to be some serious pain.
. Yes even after you cut the head off they can still bite for a while.
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Re: Catchin Snappers

Postby Jlars » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:39 am

http://www.memphisnet.net/category/turtle-hoop-nets
The traps I use are similar to these. My dad made them.

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