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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2011, 13:00 
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I have creek mouth that stays open when the rest of the backwater of this river freezes. I want to set a 220 in the mouth but it is not deep enough to cover the trap. Do I dig it out and set below the water line or just set it and it will be sticking out of the water?

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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2011, 22:07 
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depends what your laws are I guess, here I would have it half out of water.


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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2011, 22:09 
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It might also help some to know what you are setting for.

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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2011, 22:34 
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I would let it stick out of the water if legal. I know the beaver I trap will still get in them.

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PostPosted: 17 Nov 2011, 22:49 
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Missing some key information, but, lets say that you are going for beaver. and lets say that the water is only 3 inches deep. Then you go and dig out a small spot to sink in your trap. Well, from what I can see now....bobby beaver is shooting along the bottom, and maintains that depth. Well, now the vertical opening is only 3 inches..per say. Either go to deeper water, try to use stickes in the mud to make a "funnel". Or , where legal, set the bottom of the trap on the bottom of the creek and let the rest stick out. Make sure to check all of your state and local regulations first.

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PostPosted: 19 Nov 2011, 10:31 
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Sorry guys I am still a newbie with this stuff. I am setting for otter and will likely get a rat or two also. They both seem to use this creek mouth because it is not iced over. I have usually do more snaring for cats and yotes but want to start getting more water sets now that I have a place to trap on this river. There is beaver activity there but I have not seen one yet.

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