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#318618 - 08/31/07 08:32 PM muskrat set ?
onehash Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 47
Loc: grayson , virginia
when setting for muskrats do you guys and gals set you traps above or below rough water? and would you please tell me which place do you pefer. tahnks onehash

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#318632 - 08/31/07 08:39 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: onehash]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2167
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
rough water as in riffles?

Set in the calmer water. Doesnt matter which end.

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#318652 - 08/31/07 08:45 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: SNIPERBBB]
onehash Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 47
Loc: grayson , virginia
thanks sniperbbb what i was meaning in rough water was real rocky shoals in somewhat fast moving water.i will be trapping in the main portion of new river.

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#318658 - 08/31/07 08:46 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: SNIPERBBB]
bad karma Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2252
Loc: Eastern Shore of Maryland
deep enough water so they are swimming...lot easier to get them to swim thru than walk thru with bodygrips.
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#318788 - 08/31/07 09:29 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: bad karma]
crombie Offline
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Registered: 04/30/07
Posts: 1522
Loc: kentucky
lol
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#318951 - 08/31/07 11:23 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: crombie]
Commando28 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 368
Loc: Wausau, Wisconsin 49
Rough water is ok, as long as ther area they are stepping ( or swimming up) to isn't that much of a difference from the level of the river.

Make yourself a stepping stone with some sod infront of the hole (and place your trap on it).

Let us know...
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#318994 - 09/01/07 12:34 AM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: Commando28]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 12915
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
if i were you id look for the eddies .... the calmer water below the riffles .... works for me ! \:\)
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#319009 - 09/01/07 12:49 AM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: Gary]
NDtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1033
Loc: North Dakota
Set the calmer water. Muskrats are not overly strong swimmers and instead of trying to battle a strong current alot of times they will travel the shoreline at the watersedge. This is where a few 110's will take them on a regular basis.

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#319012 - 09/01/07 12:56 AM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: NDtrapper]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 12915
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
check out the points, mouths of feeder streams, and the eddies .... they all are great for rats !!!
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#319024 - 09/01/07 01:15 AM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: Gary]
NDtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1033
Loc: North Dakota
 Originally Posted By: Gary
...mouths of feeder streams...


Surefire location.

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#319700 - 09/01/07 09:02 PM Re: muskrat set ? [Re: NDtrapper]
onehash Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 47
Loc: grayson , virginia
thanks everbody for the replys it sure is helpful

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