If you’re pulling your fish trap out by hand and putting a lot of miles on it, there’s a simple modification you can use to make things easier. When you buy a fish trap, there’s holes in the sled and a simple black rope knotted through them. If you’re not going to tow it far, this works fine.

Try this instead – put two eye bolts through the holes and attach carabiner clips on the ends of your rope to hook into the eye bolts. Switch out the original rope with one that’s a lot longer – maybe 20 feet long. If you have to pull your sled out using your own horsepower, this longer rope with the clip system will make it way easier to tow.


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