This works! First try caught about 50 minnows in about 5 minutes!
Excellent trap. Very easy to use. For my first night I used dog food as the bait. Couldn't believe what I found the next morning, we had lots of minnows, over two dozen shrimp and two large stone crabs.
I get about 50 crawfish per hour in this trap in California, using anchovies and chicken liver as bait. That means, most trips = bringing home at least 1/2 - 3/4 full 5 gal bucket.