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Pond King Turtle Traps

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.

The cage is made from coated galvanized panels and the floats are  molded vinyl fenders. These maintenance-free materials come together to  produce a floating turtle trap that will be there season after season.  These live traps will hold up to 50 adult turtles with the wide flippers  preventing any escape.


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.

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.)


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.

Specifications & Pricing

  • Size: 23″ x 25″ x 16″ Coated Galvanized Cage 
  • Empty Weight: 28 pounds  
  • Capacity: Holds up to 50 adult turtles 
  • Materials: Aluminum Frame, Stainless Steel Hinges, Molded Vinyl Fenders 
  • Warranty: The Pond King Floating Turtle Trap carries a 5 year warranty on the frame/welds.
  • In Stock at our Live Fish Market
  • $269ea - free shipping continental U.S.