How To Catch Mud Minnows In A Minnow Trap (Best Baits & Spots)
Using a minnow trap is one of the easiest ways to catch mud minnows.
You can catch a lot in a short time, you don’t have to worry about throwing a cast net, and the trap itself is cheap and readily available in most stores.
In this video, you’ll learn exactly how to catch tons of mud minnows in a minnow trap, including:
- What materials you’ll need
- What bait to put in it if you want to catch dozens of mud minnows
- And where to put your trap to catch them quickly
Check it out below!
How To Catch Mud Minnows [VIDEO]
Here’s what you’ll need to catch mud minnows in a minnow trap:
- Minnow trap (I used a Frabill trap)
Best Bait For Mud Minnows
As far as bait goes, mud minnows aren’t picky!
They don’t migrate, so they have no choice but to eat whatever is in their area.
I used blue crab in this video, but here are a few other options:
- Fish carcasses
- Dog or cat food
- Vienna sausage
- Really, anything smelly!
Where To Put Your Minnow Trap
Mud minnows are called that name for a reason… they like mud!
You can find them on mud flats or in muddy creeks, as well as grass flats.
They’re really hardy and can be found from sandy coastal areas to brackish backwater areas.
In this video, I found a bridge over a muddy creek that I could see minnows in and dropped it down in there.
I waited for 20 minutes and had enough minnows for a full day of fishing!
Redfish, black drum, trout, and flounder all love eating mud minnows.
And to catch a full day’s worth of mud minnows, all you need to do is put a minnow trap baited with something smelly in a tidal creek, mud flat, or grass flat.
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Or have any other ways of catching them?
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