I received it this week but won’t be able to test it until fall and early next spring when temperatures are cooler. Right now they don’t sun themselves in this hot weather. I gave it five stars because of experience with their large trap that operates partially submerged. Had excellent results with it and this floating models appears to be just as well made with quality components and material. I’m a diy but elected not to build my own since this was priced right and honestly not worth my trouble making one. My first was a 30 lb alligator snapping. It was caught in less than 2 hours. Unfortunately, I have many more to get out if my lake.....
Took a little while to get trap. First two days nothing third day 14 turtles and fourth day 11 turtles. Have a lot more to get and four more ponds to use it in on the ranch. Just wish they made a larger trap in this style. I have some very large alligator snapping turtle in one of the pond. They look to big to fit in trap.
P.s. I take the turtles and let them go in the river.
Works great, just had to wait, hang in there, it works.
By Dpratt on 02/02/2021
It took about 4 months, but I caught about a dozen turtles per day. Found out that the turtles would not go near anything new, so had to keep in the same spot for months before they would come near it. Worked great about 3 years then the bottom fell out.