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Author:  TrapperKD [ 07 Sep 2006, 14:54 ]
Post subject:  Favorite set for under-ice beaver?

What is your favorite set for beaver under the ice?

Author:  STEELWALKER [ 07 Sep 2006, 18:14 ]
Post subject:  Under ice

I still go with the old fresh poplar or willow under the triggers trick. Use alot of blind sets in channels as well. Have tried the "plumbers" set, but to no avail.

Author:  TrapperKD [ 07 Sep 2006, 18:44 ]
Post subject:  Snaring

I really like using a leaning pole or vertical pole with about four snares attached to it. Every once in a while you get a multiple catch on one pole. Never have really used much in the way of footholds under the ice. Just snares and bodygrippers. I know of a couple of situations where I'll try footholds this year though.

Author:  whitetailaddict [ 07 Sep 2006, 19:16 ]
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bait snare pole, or dead pole with snare in front of the den, or in the run. WTA

Author:  TrapperKD [ 09 Oct 2006, 23:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: Under ice

I still go with the old fresh poplar or willow under the triggers trick. Use alot of blind sets in channels as well. Have tried the "plumbers" set, but to no avail.

Do you put your bait right on the trigger? In the past I have drilled two holes in a chunk of fresh-cut popple and put it on the trigger of my 330's with so-so success. Is there a better way of baiting conibears for under-ice beaver? By "plumbers" set I assume you tried the PVC method? What worked? Or didn't work? How come? I know, I know... too many questions....... :shock:

Author:  MEtrapper [ 10 Oct 2006, 08:41 ]
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For my first winter beaver line this year I'm gonna use some snares. The pics from whitetailaddict earlier on the forum sold me on them. Plus, I can buy a bunch of snares for the cost of just one #3 or #4 foothold trap.

Author:  TrapperKD [ 10 Oct 2006, 08:45 ]
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Snaring is a great way to go. They are cheap, light and effective.

Author:  STEELWALKER [ 10 Oct 2006, 18:55 ]
Post subject:  UNDER ICE

I get about 6 fresh willow or poplar sticks about 1/4" thick and about 18" long. After the conni is on the dead pole I'm going to use I run the sticks into the eyes of the springs and then wire them firmly in place right under the trigger and onto the dead pole. I "nick" the sticks so they can see the fresh meat of the stick. This is all done after I determine where the trap should be in relation to water depth.
Yes, have used the white pvc. For me it did not work.

Author:  rabbitt05 [ 10 Oct 2006, 20:25 ]
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what is this plumbers set you guys are talking about

Author:  whitetailaddict [ 10 Oct 2006, 20:37 ]
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use a piece of plumbers pipe (pvc) and wire to the triggers of a 330 on a pole, makes it look like fresh bait, i haven;'t had much luck with it though

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