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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Make a Fish Trap: Save money on food!

This is a fish trap.  How was it made?

Items purchased from dollar tree: Two wire mesh waste baskets. One wire mesh pencil holder.  Optional one plastic tumbler cup (cup may be clear water bottle or clear plastic cup) or funnel and one mesh laundry bag (to hold bait supplies)

Step 1: Cut a hole at the bottom of the mesh pencil holder.

Step 2: Cut a hole the size of the mouth of the pencil holder at the bottom of one wire mesh waste basket.

Step 3: Insert the wire mesh pencil holder into the wire mesh waste basket so that a funnel is formed.

Step 4: Use string or wire to tie the waste baskets together and secure the wire pencil holder to the bottom of the wire mesh wastebasket.  Optional: cut open a door and fully secure the wastebaskets to each other or use strings that untie to open up fish trap.

Step 5: Optional: Insert a tumbler cup with the bottom removed into the wire mesh pencil holder to create a longer tunnel.

Step 6: Insert bait into a mesh laundry bag and weight it down with rocks at the bottom of the basket.

Step 7: Drop basket into water and secure with ropes so that trap can be recovered in 24-48 hours.

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