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#1597856 - 11/16/09 12:55 AM Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics)
Mike Kelly Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Beaver Bayou MN
I remember some argument about who could take more mink in a pocket or a blind set...so I went to find out this weekend. I only got one side of the story, but it seems pretty convincing to me!!!
Went out with a friend this weekend on the mink line having too much fun, and we even caught a few of those tricky mink. They sure seemed to love those Duke traps in pocket sets. Worked so good I think we caught enough to cover gas for the weekend.


Better view of the mink
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#1597857 - 11/16/09 12:57 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: Mike Kelly]
BlueRidgeTrapper Offline


Registered: 10/16/07
Loc: VA
Gotta ask...how many? Gotta love those Dukes...

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#1597866 - 11/16/09 01:50 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: BlueRidgeTrapper]
shorthair Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Maine
Dang you got some big mink! Sure a shame the way the price is right now though. You might cover gas:)
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#1597876 - 11/16/09 02:22 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: shorthair]
Eric Cottrell Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: LA
Not bad for goofing off with a friend! laugh

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#1597888 - 11/16/09 03:04 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: Eric Cottrell]
GRIZ Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Central MN
Did ya have to lower a set or two due to dropping water?
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#1597899 - 11/16/09 04:28 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: GRIZ]
RogerDoger Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/16/08
Loc: Colchester, Connecticut
I don't think we have that many in our whole state! LOL.
Congrats.
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#1597901 - 11/16/09 04:39 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: RogerDoger]
LineMtnCooner Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/20/07
Loc: Northumberland County, PA
Nice haul!! Good job!
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#1597933 - 11/16/09 05:41 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: LineMtnCooner]
ohiotrapper43988 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/21/07
Loc: harrision county ohio
[Please excuse my language... I'm an idiot] thats a good hual
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12 rats
2 mink
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#1597989 - 11/16/09 06:48 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: ohiotrapper43988]
EmpireBuilder Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: Ioway
To live in minnesota! I always have argued with the blind setting guys also! I like to catch the mink and move not wait around! Pocket sets are ten times better than any blind set!
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#1598015 - 11/16/09 07:05 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: EmpireBuilder]
trapinrookie Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/08
Loc: michigan
show me a pic of your pocket set
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35 yotes with the hounds
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#1598020 - 11/16/09 07:08 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: trapinrookie]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
Like there was ever a doubt !

Great catch, the smile say's it all !!!
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#1598099 - 11/16/09 08:24 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: upstateNY]
wynn hall Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/08
Loc: exeter nebraska
Very nice!
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#1598103 - 11/16/09 08:27 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: wynn hall]
TrapperMatt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Shippensburg, PA..28 years old
Impressive
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#1598163 - 11/16/09 09:15 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: EmpireBuilder]
Jim Spencer Offline
"Resident Jerk"

Registered: 08/19/07
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: EmpireBuilder
To live in minnesota! I always have argued with the blind setting guys also! I like to catch the mink and move not wait around! Pocket sets are ten times better than any blind set!


Your arithmetic is WAY wrong, EmpireBuilder...
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#1598215 - 11/16/09 10:06 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: Jim Spencer]
MnMan Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/04/07
Loc: Central MN, sort of old
Holy Crap....what a load of mink! That would be a great season catch for most folks. I hope you learned something you can pass along to me the next time you are helping me go fishing.
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#1598245 - 11/16/09 10:26 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (pics) [Re: MnMan]
trapperPaul_IN Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/08/09
Loc: Kokomo, IN - Howard CO
WOW thats a nice haul right there. Great job
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#1598250 - 11/16/09 10:30 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Mike Kelly]
2020 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/06/09
Loc: Wis. up North!
WOW !!!!

That is unbelievable- you guys are good, Pocket sets? did u use any bait? just how'd you do that ? dig a small hole at the water edge and put a trap in front of it?

Very Impressive catch- WOW!!!

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#1598327 - 11/16/09 11:26 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: 2020]
Mike Kelly Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Beaver Bayou MN
Answers for those who are interested...
For what we ran for traps/bait/traps...go pick up a copy of Gerald Schmitt's Mega Mink Methods. Doing all the same things, and having all the same results!
Not quite 50 mink in the picture.
A little bit for dropping water, maybe 10% needed to be adjusted.

Empire Builder...The area you live is not too much different than where these mink are taken!

Jim Spencer, we both know the pockets shine in the midwest. You know how to catch them in your country! Blind sets all the way.
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#1598332 - 11/16/09 11:29 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Mike Kelly]
Duramax05 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/24/08
Loc: Selkik NY
Do mink hunt/move with the current or against it?

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#1598359 - 11/16/09 11:52 AM Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Duramax05]
EmpireBuilder Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: Ioway
Jim your area down there is like night and day difference from up here. You do have more mink up there then I do down here Marble! I used to catch over 150 a year with ease 98% in pockets I have a few students right here on this board that liked my knowledge enough to write me a check so this isnt my first rodeo. Its my second! HAHA
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