Pin fish Trapping - Need some guidance!

Have been trying to set a trap, but not much luck!  Setting it in Naples Bay, baiting with Chum block.

What am I doing wrong?


  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 604 Officer

    Where are you setting it?

    Near or on grass where the pins are located?


    Can you sabiki them at your location w/ squid?

    The "entrance" must be parallel w/ current.

    They will swim up current to get in and follow the chum.

    I assume menhaden Tournament Master brand chum block?


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    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • 218cc218cc Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    Flatwater Witch thanks for helping!

    Setting it off the island just down from the marco ICW.  I think it is grassy, we do catch a few with gold hooks and squid there.  yes that is the chum we use.....

    it seems we should catch more

    is the grass area off bayside park / Hamilton harbor  a better spot?
  • 218cc218cc Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    We got a few but not many at all

  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,790 Captain
    Cast a heavy jig head out. Let it sink to the bottom. If it stays hung up in grass, you're good. If not move around till you find good grass bottom.
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • Grouper GeniusGrouper Genius Posts: 1,279 Officer
    Try using fried chicken instead of chum block. I fill my traps with pins using it.

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  • 218cc218cc Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    definitely will try the jig for thick grass

    and the fried chicken!!

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