“What is the best bait for a perch trap?
There are a number of good baits to use in a perch trap but the best bait for a perch trap may vary on occasion.
Some of the more common baits to use in a perch trap are:
- Range cubes
- Cheap dry dog food
- White bread
These items are most commonly placed inside of a plastic bottle with holes poked or drilled into it and then placed inside the perch trap.
Some of the more unusual baits that I have seen used in perch traps are white styrofoam and diet coke cans. Both of these items I would have never believed would work, but I witnessed them first hand. Evidently the color of the white styrofoam or Diet Coke can (used seperately) will attract perch by the color. They move in to investigate further and then get trapped and are unable to get themselves out.
I also know a number of people that swear that they use bacon in theirs and also claim that they can set them lower in the water column and will catch perch and crawfish at the same time. I have never experimented with this so I cannot tell you first hand whether it is truly effective or not.
The best bait for a perch trap that I have ever used is range cubes. I take a plastic bottle like a small coke bottle or a water bottle and poke a few holes into the bottle with a nail. Take some range cubes and whack them really hard with a hammer a few times so you can break the range cubes into smaller pieces that will fit down into your plastic bottle, fill the bottle up and screw on the lid.
You can put this bottle filled with range cubes into your perch trap and should not have any issues catching enough perch to go catfishing with.
I will add though that there are occasions (just like with catfishing) where it seems that one bait will work better than others so be prepared to have some other baits handy and switch out (or move your trap) if you are not catching good numbers of perch.
Whats the best bait for a perch trap that you have ever used? Let us know in the comments section below.
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