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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2006, 19:36 
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Hi, I am an 18 year old from Northeastern Ohio and I am getting started in trapping. My brother gave me all his traps that include many 110's and 1 1/2 double springs. I want to focus on trapping mink and coon near small creeks near my home. What do you think would be the best set for catching mink and coon in my case. Also, what bait is best to use?


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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2006, 23:56 
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Well, you can take mink,rats, fox,coon occasional coyote and fisher with the 1.5 coils. Mink and rats with the 110's. It's probably to late to make cubbies for coon so I would make blind sets on thier tracks near water. Can also catch alot by using the good ol dirt hole set, or pocket set or log crossing. Same would go for mink but illiminate the dirt hole. For both mink and coon try a fish oil/shelloil combo. If you want try any sweet jelly/jam or marshmellows back in the pocket set for coon. Muskrat carcasses will take most anything. I use Lennon's lures and have had excellent results with them. Asa Lennon frequents T-man site so you can order from him.
Fox can be had in the dirt hole , scent post, water set, blind set, log crossing. The archives and tips page has good info as well on this site. Hope this rambling helps.

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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2006, 03:56 
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trek guy. For mink and coon I set pocket sets in the creeks. Dig a hole at water level about 18 inches deep with an upward angle. Place your bait in the back of the hole, muskrat works great for mink. some type of fish will work good for the coon and mink. place your trap in front of the hole use your leg holds here. put the free jaw towards the hole. mink hug the edge of the bank and sometimes when the trap goes off the dog side jaw will throw the mink clear of your traps catch area. stake your trap with a drowner lock to deep water so your catch can only go towards the stake in the deep water. your catch will reach the deep water and drown. for the 110's I would get down low on the banks and lift up the grass look for mink sign and droppings set the 110's in the trails. good luck to you. trapping gets in your blood and you cant get enough. another tip join the National trappers ***. and your states trapping ***. so we can keep the sport alive.


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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2006, 12:01 
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I agree I catch 90% of my coons in the pocket set and a couple of mink also. I use fresh fish for bait on both. Good luck with what ever you try.


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