I wish I could help you! I set my trap 2 days ago and did'nt catch anything either. My Uncle says you have to seign them and beat all the brush up and disturb all the rocks, he says they hibernate.I bought 4 dozen yesterday morning and they started dying right off, or at least I thought they were.Many went belly up but when I would put them in my hand to try n hook em, they flipped n flopped and ended up in the bottom of the boat! I think my warm hand brought em back.I wanted some nice 4 inch sucker minnows for walleye n sauger but think I will have to keep buying crappie minnows for a while at least. If you have any luck catching any please post how you did it. Good luck!