If finding higher than hip boot water from recent rain, still put out three conis and a snare. When my drowning cable gets here ill put in a few footholds. Safe ice?... its been high 50's low 60's in this part of the state.
Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
I put in a few beaver sets, few muskrat traps this morning. My hip waders are at camp, didn't want to tear up my good steelhead chest waders, so I just waded in and got wet. Should have a beaver in the morning.
I got to set my first traps of the year and got 3 nice beaver 1st night.I got a 40lb,50lb and a 20lber.I pulled out to leave the rest.Theres a ton of otter sign at the location so hope the ice stays away when that season comes in.I rarely have beaver in my trapping areas that's why I pulled out to leave some.I have another area I could go if this darn work would slow down so I can have some fun.Was great not having the ice to deal with this year
the beaver around here , although plentiful are showing no interest in bait , the few I caught have been with cables in pinch points , I set no conibears so runs are out for me , any mound sets are losing the lure with the rain . hate to say it but id welcome some ice to bottle em up a month or two and then they'll want some fresh food .