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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2015, 12:10 
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Just curious about everyones thoughts/ theories on changing bait on pole sets etc under the ice? We've been changing ours out around 4-5 days or after a catch. Ive had some tell me they never change it and some change their bait every 2-3 days. We use mainly 1/4"-3/4" or so "twigs" in most spots. Shaved off except for a few inches on the ends. Various species, pretty much whatevers handy.

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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2015, 23:04 
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I use 2 to 3 inch thick bait with some spots peeled. Never changed my bait sticks unless they were gone. Any bait that you stick under the ice this time of year will be like candy. The beaver feed beds what's left of them will be getting stale. My opinion there is no need to replace your bait every few days or even a week.


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I really dont know why we started changing our bait bundles like that? Its a pain to do it i know. I may just leave ours as is and see if theres a big difference? We never catch too many under the ice anyhow. Hit and miss. We seem to do better with castor mounds and trails/slides. Under ice trapping is more of theres nothing else to do thing.

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 08:39 
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Backwoodsmansback wrote:
I really dont know why we started changing our bait bundles like that? Its a pain to do it i know. I may just leave ours as is and see if theres a big difference? We never catch too many under the ice anyhow. Hit and miss. We seem to do better with castor mounds and trails/slides. Under ice trapping is more of theres nothing else to do thing.


What kind of sets are you using for under ice on the beaver?


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 10:42 
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Bait bundles on 330's mainly. Few foothold pole sets. We're experimenting with snares again. We've been putting 4 snares around suspended bait bundles.

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i went to 1/2 -3/4" white pvc pipe.i don't thimk they can see too good underwater, can't smell at all, and these don't "yellow" under water.plus being a plumber i got pipe everywhere!

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 13:03 
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CC thats a good idea. We have used wood dowels and scrap lumber etc in our rat sets under ice with favorable results. Havent used enough of it for a fair comparison against turnips, parsnips, carrots, taters etc. one year long ago i caught a nice catch of rats on winter radishes under the ice, we put 2 on each trigger wire. Ive got some small scrap PVC I'll try. Thanks for all the replies and ideas.

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 12:41 
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Just like cooncrazy said, I've heard that small white PVC works pretty good under ice as an attractant and is supposed to resemble peeled sticks under the ice.

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trapperrick wrote:
Just like cooncrazy said, I've heard that small white PVC works pretty good under ice as an attractant and is supposed to resemble peeled sticks under the ice.


So that's what happened to my water line this week...a danged beaver took the PVC for a peeled stick. I was wondering why the line was leaking. :roll:

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 19:19 
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He may have been making bank poles too swamp? One of the best materials for that. Everyone loves catfish lol

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