Floating Turtle Trap

Turtle Trap

If you have fish, then you will have turtles. Very often managed ponds will get overpopulated with turtles because of the increased food source. Thinning the turtle numbers is as easy as dropping in one of our Pond King Floating Turtle Traps. Our sun-bathing turtle trap consists of an all welded aluminum frame and flippers with stainless steel hinges. When turtles climb up to sun, they will fall into the trap. The Pond King Floating Turtle Trap will hold as many as 50 adult turtles.

5.00 out of 5
$259.00

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Description

Our sunbathing floating turtle trap consists of an all welded aluminum frame and flippers with stainless steel hinges.
The 23″x25″x16″ cage is made from PVC coated galvanized panels and the floats are molded vinyl fenders.  The live turtle trap will hold up to 50 adult turtles with the wide flippers preventing any escape. A single floating turtle trap is all that is needed for smaller ponds.  We typically recommend adding a trap for every 4-5 acres of water.

Floating Turtle Trap Specifications

23″ x 25″ x 16″ PVC Coated Galvanized Cage
Aluminum Frame
Stainless Steel Hinges
Molded Vinyl Fenders
Capacity: 50 adult turtles

Turtle Facts

Your Pond King Floating Turtle Trap will catch the most turtles when the water is cooler and turtles are looking to get up and sun bathe.  Expect higher numbers at first and a declining catch as turtles are removed.  We have seen as many as 125 turtles removed from a 1 acre pond in one season!

The most common turtle is commonly referred to as the red eared slider.  These turtles are considered omnivorous, consuming aquatic insects, tadpoles, snails, crawfish, juvenile fish, dead animals, and plants.  They will consume fish food readily, but the major problem they pose is the destruction of spawning beds of both bluegill and bass.  A single female will lay 1-3 clutches of 4-23 eggs each during a season, so keep your Pond King Floating Turtle Trap in year round to keep the numbers of Red Eared Turtles in check.

How to Set the Floating Turtle Trap

1. To set the turtle trap in smaller ponds, you will need two ropes and a stake. One rope should be approximately 3′ longer than your water depth (to attach a weight to and use as an anchor) and one at least 30′ long for moving the trap in and out of the water.

2. Tie one end of the shorter rope to the turtle trap frame and the other to the weight (we recommend a brick or 1/2 cinder block)

3. Tie one end of the longer rope to the trap.

4. Put the weight and turtle trap on the bank on one side of the pond. Take the longer rope in hand and walk to the other side of the pond. Pull the rope to move the trap and weight into the pond. We recommend having the trap at least 30′ from the shoreline.

5. Tie the free end of the rope to a stake at the bank.For larger ponds and lakes you will need to use a boat. Attach an anchor to the turtle trap like in step 1 above. Take the trap and weight out into the pond at least 30′ from the shoreline. Drop the weight and trap into the pond.

Helpful Tips
Check the floating turtle trap and remove any turtles about every two weeks
Remove other floating surface debris to increase catch frequency.

Assembly Instructions

Download the assembly instructions for the Pond King Floating Turtle Trap HERE.

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FAQ

  1. What is the Pond King Floating Turtle Trap constructed of?
    The Pond King Floating Turtle Trap is built to last with an all welded aluminum frame and flippers with stainless steel hinges. The floats are molded vinyl fenders. No messy foam to worry about and superb flotation.

 

  1. How does the floating turtle trap work?
    When turtles climb up to reach the warmth of the sun, they fall into the trap and are unable to climb back out.

 

  1. How many turtles will the floating turtle trap hold?
    The trap will hold as many as 50 adult turtles. Some pond owners have reported even more turtles in one trap!

 

  1. What kind of turtles will the floating turtle trap be able to catch?
    The Pond King turtle trap can catch a variety of turtles, but the most common one you will find in your trap is the red-eared slider.

 

  1. What kind of warranty is available on the Pond King Floating Turtle Trap?
    Our Pond King Floating Turtle Trap carries a 5 year warranty on the frame and welds.

 

  1. How many traps should I put on my pond?
    We typically recommend adding one turtle trap for every 4-5 acres of water.

 

  1. Do I need to use bait with the Pond King Turtle Trap?
    No bait is needed to be able to catch turtles in our floating trap.

 

  • How big is the Pond King Floating Turtle Trap?
    The floating turtle trap is 23”x25”x 16” PVC Coated Galvanized Cage.

Delivery Information

The Pond King Floating Turtle Trap is shipped to you via UPS Ground with a welded box frame and cage ready to go.  You will attach the floats and flippers with the included hardware in just a few minutes.

Shipping Box Dimensions: 28″x28″x16″, 28 lbs

Warranty Information

Our Pond King floating turtle trap carries a 5 year warranty on the frame/welds.

4 reviews for Turtle Trap

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    the turtle trap was a huge success! Our small 1.5 acre pond was over run with red eared sliders. When shooting dove over the pond any that fell in, if not retrieved immediately were gone and the turtles took their toll on the fish population also. The day we set the trap out turtles started climbing up within an hour or so and got tipped in. The most we caught in a two day period was 17. We trapped a total of 48-all sizes, huge 10-11″ down to 50 cent size. The trap is very sturdy and works like a charm. We put the trap in every few months to keep the population down.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We purchased your Floating Turtle Trap for our Georgia lake about a year ago. It works exactly as advertised and has held up well. We did find an easier process for placing the trap in the lake; we just stand on the dock, toss the anchor out as far as we can toss it, and let it pull the trap out from the dock as it sinks (good water depth probably helps with this technique). We keep a light tether line tied to the dock to pull the trap back in. We found the turtles have no trouble finding the trap no matter where it floats, so placement wasn’t that important. Unlike the instructions we check the trap frequently and release the catch into the wild a few miles away, which is much kinder than our prior turtle control methods. Great humane product!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The turtle trap was a surprise Christmas gift for my husband. He loves it, and it’s working like a charm! We really like the plastic pontoon floats, as our previous trap had styrofoam, which degraded over time, made a mess, and had to be replaced.
    So glad I found your product. I give it 5 stars and have already recommended it to friends.

    Linda Couch
    Baytown, TX

  4. 5 out of 5

    :

    Have trapped & eliminated 60 turtles of all sizes since using
    for 2 months. Works great tied to
    our PK alum dock w 30 ft walk
    Great product that goes w our
    predator control plan

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