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Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Saturday, 8am-1pm

Closed:

New Year's Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday

Christmas Day

  • Turtle Trap
  • A Set Floating Turtle Trap on a Pond
  • Turtle Trap in Pond
  • Man putting turtle trap in pond
  • Turtle Trap full of turtles
  • Hardware Inside Floating Turtle Trap
  • Turtle Trap Float
  • Welding a Turtle Trap Together

Turtle Trap

$329.00

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 Turtle Traps. Our sun-bathing trap consists of an all-welded aluminum frame and flippers with stainless steel hinges.

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Phil
United States United States
08/09/2021

Amazing Results

We have a small .5 surface acre pond, which is invested with Red Ear Sliders. Guessing somewhere between 40-60 turtles. We decided to spend the money for a “built” version versus homemade. We trapped 8 the first week, 6 the second week and now 12 this past week. Manufacturer suggest placing trap ~30’ from shore for best results. Our trap is only 10-15’ from shore and working just fine. Picture is from this past weekend when we trapped 12. Highly recommend spending the money for a quality product if you are serious about removing turtles. P.s. not to promote our YouTube channel but you can see the results live from week 1 at the Homesteading GrandParents! Pond King feel free to remove this post script if it violates any of your policies.

Pond King, Inc. Turtle Trap Review
08/27/2021
Pond King, Inc.

Hey Phil. Thank you for the awesome video! We love seeing results. And appreciate the review.

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Marty G.
United States United States
10/04/2020

Trying to stay optimistic

Unfortunately, we haven’t caught 1 red-eared slider. And we have a pond full. We just recently had a little cold-snap here in south Louisiana, hoping that would entice them to sun. Nothing yet. I’m hoping I can write another review in a month with a better rating.

10/09/2020
Pond King, Inc.

Hello Marty - Don't give up!!! While cannot guarantee that the trap will catch turtles because they are, after all, wild animals who are very leery of new things in their environment. We do find that eventually, you will catch turtles. Have you read our blog post about turtle trap placement? https://blog.pondking.com/turtle-trap-placement-to-catch-turtles Also, if you could send us photos, we may be able to provide some recommendations specific to your situation. One thing you could try is to catch one yourself and put it in the trap. The other turtles will be less leery of it if they see a turtle already in it. Please keep us posted on how things go.

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Collins S.
United States United States
09/27/2020

It Works!

Put the trap in the water and the next day had 2 turtles. Working great!

10/27/2020
Pond King, Inc.

Glad you were successful out of the box. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for the turtles to get used to it, but sounds like you were catching turtles right away. Thanks for the nice review. Sincerely, Your friends at Pond King.

Catching Turtles

The Pond King Floating Turtle Trap is most effective when the water is cooler, and turtles are looking to get up and sunbathe. 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. Please contact your local Game Warden if you have questions about what to do with the turtles after you catch them. 

How the Turtle Trap Works

Our sunbathing floating turtle trap consists of an all-welded aluminum frame and flippers with stainless steel hinges. The 23″x 25″x 16″ cage is made with coated galvanized panels and the floats are molded vinyl fenders. When turtles climb up on the flippers to reach the warmth of the sun, they fall into the trap and are unable to climb back out. 


Type of Turtle You'll Catch

The turtle you are most likely to catch is commonly referred to as the Red-eared Slider. These turtles are considered omnivorous, consuming juvenile fish, aquatic insects, tadpoles, snails, crawfish, 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 Slider turtles in check.


(Please note, this trap was not designed to catch snapping turtles as they don’t usually come up to sun themselves.)


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  • Assembly Instructions
  • FAQ
    • Unpack welded box frame and cage.
    • Attach vinyl floats with 3/8” bolts, large washers and tube bushings.
    • Attach flippers to hinges on the frame with small stainless screws and nuts.

    Download the complete assembly instructions.

  • How do I put my Floating Turtle Trap together?

    The turtle trap is pretty easy to assemble and should have shipped with assembly instructions. If you’ve misplaced your instructions, you can download them here.

    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.

    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!

    How do I set my Floating Turtle Trap?

    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.

        1. 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)
        2. Tie one end of the longer rope to the trap.
        3. 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.
        4. 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.

      How I often should I check my Floating Turtle Trap?

      You should check the floating turtle trap and remove any turtles about every two weeks. Remove other floating surface debris to increase catch frequency. 

      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.

      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. This trap is not designed to catch snapping turtles.

      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. The turtle trap floats have a lifetime warranty against splitting or bursting. This does not cover any sort of puncturing (beavers eating, gunshot holes, etc.) 

      How many traps should I put on my pond?

      We typically recommend adding one turtle trap for every 4-5 acres of water.

      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”x 25”x 16” Coated Galvanized Cage.