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#346771 - 09/24/07 05:21 PM Mink - how to set this location for mink with pics
YOTEPINNER Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 347
Loc: Downeast Maine
I know the pics arnt much but this is a brook id like to try trapping this fall..any recommendations on what i should use for a set?? thanks


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#346773 - 09/24/07 05:22 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: YOTEPINNER]
YOTEPINNER Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 347
Loc: Downeast Maine
sorry i dont know how to make them any bigger..maybe somone could help??
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#346775 - 09/24/07 05:24 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: YOTEPINNER]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
Blind set maybe in some spots ive caught coon in flat, straight blind sets!! sry cant think of anything else
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#346790 - 09/24/07 05:32 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: redneck_cowboy]
Trapper-Man04 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 111
Loc: Everton Mo
build you a pocket out of those rocks, stack some rocks to build a pocket where he has to go in and get that bait and build it now so that it will be a normal part of the rocks come season. use that big rock on the right side of the creek and see if you can find one about the same size put them close enough together to build your own pocket or find some other rocks for your roof put your bait in side of the hole you can either put a trap on both sides or close off 1 side so he has to come in from the other, just my 2 cents


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#346794 - 09/24/07 05:46 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: Trapper-Man04]
Dave Grey Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 156
Loc: Upstate NY
Yup, im with Trapper. Make yourself a cubbie now and throw a occasional scrap of fish in it, it will get the min/coon into checking it out. I have also made deep cubbies, 18-24" and you can set two traps, put the fist one on a drag so it will clear. This will be especially good if you start baiting it regularly now and get them coming to your cubby.

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#346803 - 09/24/07 05:58 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: YOTEPINNER]
Mac Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 822
Loc: Maine
Welcome to Maine. Not exactly pocket paridise is it?

First picture, see that tree stump with dead limbs on the left? Chances are one could create a blind set at the waters edge or punch a hole through the crap under the limb leading to the water. If there is no clutter under said limb, place some and create a tunnel through it.

First picture: How deep is the water in the fore ground around that rock shaped like a triangle? Is it deep enough that mink might swim around it looking for a trout but instead find a body grip?

Second picture: What about a blind set at the ledge on the left?
What about roughing in a pocket at that ledge. Often you might not get the picture perfect pocket like you see in the videos but it does not take much pocket to wedge in a fish

What about stone tunnels at the waters edge and on dry land?

What about an old J Curtis Grigg stream liner set at that ledge? Boy now I am showing my age. LOL

Mac
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#346839 - 09/24/07 06:26 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: Gary]
Gary Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 12915
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
left pic ..... left side of the stream where the rock will force the mink .... right side where the blowdown forces em low or high .... then watch for dry trail goin thru the blowdown itself ..... also check the culvert up there near the road ... lol ..... right pic ...... high and low of the tree clump on the left shore ,,,,, right shore ..... bank forces mink as well as the rock further upstream, and look like there may be a tunnel under the next rock up
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#346983 - 09/24/07 07:55 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: Gary]
threestud Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: perryville/missouri
GARY great answers nice job with the pics i didnt think to look in some of those spots .

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#347254 - 09/24/07 09:27 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: threestud]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 2236
Loc: South metro, MN
I have had some luck with 110/120s in some of the circled points with bottom edge sets. Even though some were not much underwater, they still worked well in rocky conditions just like this one.
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#347273 - 09/24/07 09:32 PM Re: how to set this location for mink with pics [Re: Calvin]
Vincent Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 97
Loc: Orange,Massachusetts
Gary, that's awesome how you can pick out the sweet spots!

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