This step by step tutorial of how to recycle and re purpose an clean empty plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle into a funnel minnow trap to catch free fishing bait. Once inside, the fish cannot find the funnel shaped entrance to escape so they are trapped. A tiny handful 4 – 8 pieces of dry cat food lasts longer than bread and works well to bait the minnow trap.
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To use your trap, add some bread or cracker bits through the funnel (B). Sink the trap in your favorite pond or lake for a few hours, preferably overnight. Tie it securely to a dock or tree. The minnows will go in the trap but aren’t smart enough to get out. Next morning, simply open the bottle cap and pour the minnows into your bait bucket. You’re all set for a day of fishing!
Below is a video of how to attach a minnow to a fishing hook.
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