black cod are deep like 100 fathoms on the shallow end and they get those pots down there so i think you could fish them in the water you fish.How do you think they set those fishtec traps up? Very interesting fish trap. Curious to know how they work and how they are rigged etc. If i could figure out a way to get these to stay on the bottom they would pot seabass and blackfish really well! Thanks for the link!
black cod are deep like 100 fathoms on the shallow end and they get those pots down there so i think you could fish them in the water you fish.
if they sent you any info on the cod pots could you send it to me in a pm? I'd like to take a look at it.Thank you for the feedback. Got in touch with the company right away. They gave me plenty of information and helped me step by step. Very interesting how they set these pots up. Thanks again for the link. Really informative company if anyone else is interested in contacting them.
I got curious after Steveinak posted a few web sites. I emailed Neptune and asked about the lobster traps also. Ed got back to me, said he was going to send me a few to try. Said he tried it years ago and realized the lobster did not like the flaps, hard to climb in on. Was working with some Maine guys. So he changed it up and now has a mesh bottom to the head with the finger sides. Says the bugs can walk up that and are not bothered by it. I will not be able to try till next year, seasonal license and all, but might be cool.
When I get them I will post some pix of them in hand.
these triggers have been around for a long time i bet they have been tried in lobster traps many times and if they worked the entire fleet would be using them wouldn't they ? Hoop gates work because they are very lightweight and have almost no resistance to the bugs when they push past them and they only block about 1/2 of the opening of the hoop this is my opinion on them. Many years ago when i lobstered i knit the heads so when pulled the rear head had a nice floppy flap to block the head entrance they seemed to fish well for me, this was in wooden gear then switched to wire gear, those had vertical hoop opening in the front and a hake mouth rear and those fished very well, i would haul them on overnight sets and would do a couple pounds per trap at times but it didn't double on 2 or 3 nights, i think you catch whats around the trap quickly and then its a slow dribble to catch more. I hauled my shrimp traps on 2-3 hours and always caught more than a overnight set. I built a "new style" shrimp trap last year and they just killed the shrimp with them on a longer soak 6-8 hours but my old style traps fished better on shorter soaks.
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in the shrimp fishery those lights are like a "OPEN" sign in a diners window to the octopus, all thats left are empty shells they suck the meat out of every shrimp in the trap.I do agree, if it has been around I am sure it was tried. I would like to try it myself and see what's up. He did say the new wire mesh floor is an improvement. I also agree on a shorter set. With lobsters, seems like no more that 3 to 4 days give you what you will get, at least in shore where I fish. Then they will start killing each other. Also run out of bait. I even tried the pot lights this year. Got them from a company in England called Fishtek. $5.00 each. Ran on two AA batteries. Water activated and the batteries last maybe almost a month. Easy to change. Can't say if I saw more in the trap or not. But was willing to try them. Those are some huge shrimp! That looks like a fun fishery! Was also using hog hide and cow hide as bait. Stinks like shit but last for a bit longer than fish. No replacement for fish though. Kinda use both at the same time.