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#1646743 - 12/09/09 04:06 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Jonathan]
PA skinner Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1477
Loc: PA
I like a 160 with a half ear of corn on the trigger. Corn really stands out under the ice.
For beaver, have had success with quaking aspen between the bottom jaws, wired to one jaw and just hang it under the ice, in the run if possible of course. Corn also works for beaver, but is a bit of a hassle to get wired in place.
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#1647646 - 12/09/09 09:12 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: PA skinner]
Jonathan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7729
Loc: Northwestern New York(Elder)
Just thought I would stop by again to see what trips other folk's triggers on their #110's before this thread dissolves to the back pages and gets lost in the drift.

Jonathan
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#1647701 - 12/09/09 09:29 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Jonathan]
Dostal Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 1639
Loc: Scottville, Michigan, US
ive used it with some success with 120's
they fire faster so less misses

also (not to hijack) if I put a little muskrat fur and meat on the trigger do you think I could pick up a mink?

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#1647705 - 12/09/09 09:30 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Dostal]
Dostal Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 1639
Loc: Scottville, Michigan, US
Sorry I used potato slices and carrots. Both worked decently I dont favor one or another

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#1648021 - 12/10/09 04:57 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Dostal]
nickb Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 84
Loc: Ohio
I much prefer the foam, light weight and stays white forever.

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#1648084 - 12/10/09 06:22 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: nickb]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 946
Loc: Manitoba
The foam last longer, cause I always get hungry when I'm using carrots. One spring off of the old style 220 covers a lot more water when they fire for captures.

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#1648139 - 12/10/09 07:11 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Northof50]
Happy Birthday EmpireBuilder Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 606
Loc: Ioway
I have tried everything under the sun with apples on the trigger! Half out all out all under so on. I personally have yet to take one muskrat with the set! I did however have some deer walk my creek and destroyed every single set trying to get at the apples!
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#1648146 - 12/10/09 07:17 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: EmpireBuilder]
NS Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 726
Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
On under ice sets...it shouldn't be a problem. However, I find on under ice sets when apples are used for bait they turn to mush...I use carrots or parsnips and have never experimented with styrofoam or strips of plastic.

In open water whenever I tried baiting a 110 I found 50% or greater sprung traps...

...I suggest a baited 160 if you want to go that route...you won't miss.
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#1648246 - 12/10/09 08:27 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: JSTJ704]
Greg H Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 102
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I have experimented with this very idea this fall but did not take pictures.
I tried setting some ponds with muskrats using carrots on the trigger at water line level and a touch of various lures.
Absolutely no takers over 2 weeks.
I then took some parsnip and put it on 110 triggers about 12 -18" under water in the deeper water between feeder huts and land.
3 feeder huts and 8 traps set. 3 muskrats and 3 tripped traps. 2 untouched.
Traps were left to sit one week while I was deer hunting.
Water was open when I set but had 3/4" to 1" ice when I returned.
Overall I think it was a success and deserves soem tweeking to improve.
One thing I noticed was to anchor traps so that when a trap fires with a catch that the rat cannot float to the top and get caught in the ice.
Greg

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#1648257 - 12/10/09 08:36 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Greg H]
tadpole Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 128
Loc: Zionsville, Indiana
I tried apples and carrots in ponds and creeks this year and still have yet to take a rat.... I will try the foam and parsnips and see if I do better.

Thanks

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#1648322 - 12/10/09 09:16 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Mike367]
Sandman79 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Wahoo, Ne
Probably depends on the location, but corn works great for rats around here... I use about a 2 to 3 inch section of an ear of corn, impale it on the trigger and set it. I catch more rats that way than any other. All my sets are below water with the 110s, I've also shucked corn on the bank and place a foothold coming out of the water with a drowning set. This will catch you some coons too.

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#1648450 - 12/10/09 10:06 AM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Sandman79]
madtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2152
Loc: Ely, Minnesota, coolest small ...
bmead, I am using them under the ice. With 110's I average 50% or more misses, with 160,s I average 30% misses
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#1648822 - 12/10/09 01:12 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: madtrapper]
bmead Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 476
Loc: ny
ok thank you so what im getting is with a 110 you get alot of misses?, it does work in open water with parsnip?, what am i missing out of all of this?
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catches/goals
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possoms 1/0
beaver 7/5
rats 60/100
mink 5/10
fisher 2/3
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#1648829 - 12/10/09 01:17 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: bmead]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
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#1648905 - 12/10/09 01:43 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: LT GREY]
bmead Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 476
Loc: ny
LT GREY- have you had sucess in open water? under ice? in ponds where they have easy acess to other food? creeks? how do you set them up?
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catches/goals
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coon 3/0
possoms 1/0
beaver 7/5
rats 60/100
mink 5/10
fisher 2/3
bobcat 2/1

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#1649707 - 12/10/09 06:12 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: bmead]
madtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
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Loc: Ely, Minnesota, coolest small ...
bmead, I have not tried the 110's in open water, I have gotten a lot of misses under ice.


Edited by madtrapper (12/12/09 06:47 PM)
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#1650145 - 12/10/09 08:11 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: madtrapper]
bmead Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 476
Loc: ny
ttt
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2012
catches/goals
Song dogs 0/2
Reds 1/5
coon 3/0
possoms 1/0
beaver 7/5
rats 60/100
mink 5/10
fisher 2/3
bobcat 2/1

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#1650218 - 12/10/09 08:31 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: bmead]
conibearking Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 193
Loc: Detroit,Mich.U.S.A.
I don't like to use corn on triggers because you can catch ducks.I use apples and carrots under ice.
There is a lake we trap that the water level is adjusted with a dam.The water level changes so often,that one day what was under water is above water the next,putting ducks at risk.
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#1650227 - 12/10/09 08:33 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: bmead]
Macthediver Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 417
Loc: La Crosse, On The West Coast...
Having once had a large supply of golfballs some with muskrat chews already on them. I thought I would go for color and durability when I tried golfballs on 110 triggers under the ice. I used standard white, lime green, hot pink and orange. Sadly not one trap caught a rat. That is not to say that it would not work, it just did not work where I tried it. Maybe in a place with higher rat population it would work. Or maybe in the ponds on the golf course where the balls came from. Who knows but it would have been neat if it worked.

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#1650251 - 12/10/09 08:39 PM Re: Baited 110 coni trigger for rats? [Re: Macthediver]
Con Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 493
Loc: Randolph, New York
Caught 3 rats with this set on open water. I like to put conibear on a tall stick an put the conibear so the bait is at the water line. Might have caught more 'rats if there had been more in that area. Baited Coni's in runs work fantastically. Watch the current as it may set off your traps.

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