The Frabill 18" x 12" x 8" Pinfish Trap makes catching pinfish simple. Its flat bottom offers stability, and its heavy-duty vinyl-dipped steel mesh construction makes the trap durable. An easy-access sliding mesh door offers quick baiting and fish removal, and the black color provides camouflage.
Features and Benefits
8"H x 12"W x 18"L
Flat bottom for stability
Black color offers camouflage
Heavy-duty vinyl-dipped steel mesh construction for durability
Easy-access sliding mesh door for baiting and fish removal
What's in the Box
Frabill 18" x 12" x 8" Pinfish Trap
Rated 1 out of
POOR DESIGNPoor design on opening into the trap. Opening is too tall and allows fish to easily escape. Opening into the trap is much taller than shown on the trap on the left. Have caught very few fish in the trap. Have had much better luck with a home-made trap. The trap shown on the left seems to have a much better design for the opening and does not look like the trap I received.
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 4 out of
No spring closureI ordered this trap because all the spring closures were missing in the store! I ordered two! One had the spring, one didn't! I called the Company to see if I could get a spring closure, but they couldn't help me! There should be some way the manufacturer could secure the spring to prevent it from being lost! My husband loves the trap. Buys them all the time for catching minnows!
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of
Pinfish trapI have used a friend's trap and was very impressed with it. I now have my own trap and couldn't be happier with it
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 1 out of
No Bait TrapPurchased when in a hurry and did not notice till I got home that it does not have an area to bait the trap.
Date published: 2014-06-24
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Filling the trap up with an average of 2-5 pounds of dead bait will always increase your quantity of live bait catches. Try several whole Mullet cut up, left over old bait that you didn't use, cut in half Cigar Minnows, Sardines, Menhaden or Boston Mackerel or fish carcasses from cleaning the previous days catch.
The more fish oils and scent that come out of the trap and is released into the water, the better. Fish have an unbelievable sense of smell and the stronger that the bait scent is in the water, the farther the scent will travel, bringing large schools from other areas right into your trap. Additional methods that have proven effective include using cans of Jack Mackerel bought at your local grocery store or cans of cat food that contain high levels of fish oils. For this application, use an old fashioned can opener and use the pointed side of the opener to make as many holes in the top and bottom of the cans as possible.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-03-23
What is the mesh grid size of this trap? For example some mesh is 1/4 inch, some is 1/2 and some larger.
Asked by: kdofFL
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Answered by: AreliP
Date published: 2015-05-07
is this trap good for catfish
Asked by: clyde64
The Frabill 18" x 12" x 8" Pinfish Trap is designed for pinfish trapping, however; could be used for catfish as well. Please note that the opening size on the trap is, approximately 4 inches.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2015-04-03
What is the mesh size of the wire used for the trap?
Asked by: stretch583
The Frabill 18" x 12" x 8" Pinfish Trap features a heavy-duty, vinyl dipped, steel mesh molded constructed trap for longer life. We want all customers to be fully satisfied with their purchases, and our No Hassle Returns Policy reflects our commitment to fast and easy returns. You can always return the merchandise to your local Academy Sports + Outdoors location for a full refund or exchange. Also any purchases made on-line can be returned on-line by initiating the return at Academy.com and printing out a pre-paid return shipping label.
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