This fully collapsible turtle trap is made exclusively for WCS and is designed to handle the largest of turtles. The trap when set up measures 30"W x 25"H x 47"L. It has 3 D-Shaped hoops made of spring steel which forms the trap body, this trap won't roll when placed in the water. The hoops are zinik plated which makes them rust-resistant. The net mesh is 2.5" square and is very durable and will give years of service.
The trap comes complete with "spreader" rods to hold the trap in its' rigid set position. It also has a detachable bait bag which hangs in the rear of the trap for ease of setting. If you want to catch turtles and don't want to deal with a cage as large as a refrigerator, this trap is the ticket !
BAITING: This trap is very easy to bait. You take the removeable bait bag (included)out of the trap and fill it with small sun fish, suckers, chicken necks, a piece of beef liver, any type of bloody meat. Then tie the bait bag back into the interior center of the trap. The turtles will smell the bait and enter the trap through the large funnel opening. When using a large number of turtle traps it is handy to fill all your bait bags ahead of time and then place them in the freezer. When it is time to go catch turtles, simply remove your pre-loaded bait bags from the freezer and you are ready to go turtle trapping.