Please observe our rules: No profanity. No flaming. No commercial messages. No personal messages please.

Trap Old Hollow Blog
 
Trap Line Home   Trap Line Forum   Trap Line Help   Trap Line Photo   Old Hollow Blog   Archives
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#25768 - 01/09/18 06:06 AM Snaring Fish.
redsnow Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: WV
These are pictures from Sunday, 1/7/2018. I borrowed some of these from Billie Jo's facebook page. She's the only adult girl on the ice, and her 2 little girls.










Top
#25769 - 01/09/18 07:54 AM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
Ric Offline


Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3659
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
What kind of wire do you use Tim. Been a long time since I've snared suckers.If I remember correctly we used a small diameter "picture frame" wire (cable) with a simple loop. I think a 3/64 or 1/16 cable with a lock would work pretty well. Remember losing fish when you didn't keep constant pressure while getting them through the ice.

Made into patties they are very good eating

Top
#25771 - 01/09/18 09:57 AM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
Hal Offline
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9924
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I never did snare any, but I recall my grandfather talking about snaring suckers off a bridge when they made their spring spawning run in NW Ohio. I speared a number of them.
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#25772 - 01/09/18 10:00 AM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
redsnow Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: WV
Just talked to Moe, he thinks it's 20 or 22 gauge. Soft copper or brass, single strand wire. Pretty much what you'd use to hang a picture frame. It's ok for suckers, but it won't hold a carp.

Guys were snaring carp down on the big river, very few carp up where we were.

I've thought about using small snare cable too, but I figure the first fish would get it all kinked up. You know how they go crazy, before you can get them above the ice.

Honestly, I think it's more fun to gig them from a boat.

Top
#25773 - 01/09/18 12:53 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
Ric Offline


Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3659
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
What couldn't be fun about making a drift chucking a spear at a fish in the spring time......... considerably warmer also

Snare cable... a good swivel just above the loop would help preserve the cable. You could make a bunch of sucker snares from a 100' roll.

The picture frame wire/cable I used was the braided kind, much stronger than copper or brass single strand. Catch a fish, straighten it out and go back to work.

Never tried Carp

Top
#25774 - 01/09/18 02:25 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: Ric]
Hal Offline
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9924
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: Ric
a good swivel just above the loop would help preserve the cable.


Yes, but how would you keep the loop from twisting? Don't you have to keep the plane of the loop perpendicular to the sucker? Or am I missing something?
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#25775 - 01/09/18 03:06 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
redsnow Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: WV
Here are a couple more pictures. The one is the headlines of this weeks local paper, top half, front page. And pics from another one of my facebook friends. Those are carp, and looks like a couple will go 20 pounds or better.






I agree that the braided type of picture wire would work best. One thing about some kind of snare cable, it would have a lot more resistance, but the other day there was almost no current flow. The river level is very low and it was down to around 5* F. the other morning. I think it warmed up to around 15* around noon, no wind, just a nice day to be out.

Top
#25776 - 01/09/18 03:27 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
musher Online   content


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1995
Loc: Qc.
O.k. questions: a sucker isn't a carp? I thought they were the same. So ...you see a fish and then you try to snare it?

The fish are spawning? Now!? It sure isn't spring yet.

Looks like fun.

Top
#25777 - 01/09/18 04:16 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
redsnow Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: WV
No, they're not the same. In our local streams we have yellow, white and spotted suckers. Most folks like the yellow suckers the best, they have smaller scales. And then carp. A big yellow sucker might weigh 4 pounds. Here are some pics from the big river. There is a video, not sure if I can post it here or not? I'll try.






Top
#25778 - 01/09/18 04:21 PM Re: Snaring Fish. [Re: redsnow]
redsnow Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: WV
https://www.facebook.com/DonnieRexrode/videos/10214775344117818/

I'll see what happens, maybe it'll go? You may need to be on facebook too?

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Hal, musher, redsnow, Ric 

 
Sullivan's Line - Trapping Books, Videos, and Other Products for the Trapper.
 
Design and Production by Sullivan Promotions
Copyright 2000-2017  Sullivan's Scents and Supplies - All rights reserved.