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While preparing for a trip to Port St. Joe, Florida to do some fishing, I had a discussion with a friend of mine, George Phillips, who was also going on the trip. He asked if I would bring a pin fish trap. It was a perfect idea, but I didn't have one! I though it would be a great small project to undertake. All I needed was some small gauge galvanized wire mesh, some nylon cable ties, a small bungee cord, wire snips and pliers.
I wanted to make two traps, and for under $20 I had everything I needed including some new inexpensive snips. I looked at several designs. I am positive that a funnel-type entry is essential to keep fish in the trap. Once fish enter they swim along the walls to find an exit. But instead they find the corners where they congregate. Finding their way out of a funnel-entry is nearly impossible.