Modified minnow traps (~3.5 cm diameter opening) should be in ~6 feet of water; usually (but not always) rocky or vegetated sandy bottom is preferred.
Traps can be baited with a small handful of dry cat or dog food, hot dogs, cans of cat food with holes poked in the lid, or parts of dead fish.
Don’t throw used bait back in the water!
Many crayfish do not trap well – traps must be left “soaking” for two or more nights, and hand collection may be needed.
Traps must be marked with the owner’s name and contact information.
All crayfish must be bagged by individual waterbodies and include the GPS location of where they were trapped. Please record the number of native crayfish you catch.
Limited traps are available at RLHT. First come, first served.