1-28-11 Received the traps one week ago Monday and set them in that afternoon. I am a commercial live bait trapper in Manitoba.......Went back three days later to do my clean out and the smallest trap had enough bait in it to pay for all three traps- over four gallons of fish. Thank you very much on a product that is so professionally built.
2-6-11 .......The medium size trap blew me away last week. It out did my best catch ever- over $1000 wholesale after cleaning eight traps. Most of the minnows were caught in your traps and no loss of minnows. Thank you.
I have been using cloverleaf - style traps for dais, fathead, common and golden shiners and other baitfish for 6 years and believe them to be the most effective hand--manageable design available. What is so compelling about the K-Trap models is that the are designed with heavy guage and seated firmly so that the spacing integrity of entry points are constant, and that is the most important component of this type of design, which is really a "triple trap". In poorly built traps the three traps tend to collapse on each other in actual use, making the three openings irregular with some too small and others so large the minnows can escape. K-traps had addrssed this problem by housing the traps so they remain in place. I also like the placement of the door for removing the bait.
Maberly. Ontario, Can.
I am conducting research on walleye survival and growth in small impoundments of South Dakota. For this research, I needed to hold walleye fingerlings (average total length of 39mm) in a trap and be able to access the inside of the trap every few days while keeping the trap under water. I was certain there were no commercial traps available to meet the requirements for this study. I contacted Randy who was more than willing to help me. His team was able to modify the B-trap design including placing the trap door on the top side to allow me easy access to the inside of the cage. Randy then suggested using a small mesh size (1/8”) which was better suited for holding walleye fingerlings. These traps held up exceptionally well to wind and wave action, boat traffic, and fluctuating lake levels. The sturdy design held up to boulders and woody debris yet were light enough to maneuver.
My experience working with the K-trap team was equally pleasing as they were able to produce my order in a timely manner, answer questions about setting up the traps, and periodically checked in to see how the traps were working for me.
My research was a success.
South Dakota State University