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If you were going to do a float trip. For it to be worth while, how many sets/traps would you put out? I am thinking about putting them out Friday and checking them Saturday and Sunday...
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as many as i could, if you find good sign you might want to set that area heavy. take all you can and bring home whats left. it will be fun either way.

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Okay, but I am looking for a #. I am trying to do it on a budget too...What is the minimum traps and sizes?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:34 AM
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Re: Float Trip

how far is the float?
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Okay, but I am looking for a #. I am trying to do it on a budget too...What is the minimum traps and sizes?
I can appreciate that but without knowing how much fur sign is along the stretch of river you plan to trap it is impossible to give a number.

Most likely you would be trapping muskrats, mink and coon in which case 1.5 coils would be the proper size. Better get a move on. Before you know it mink and muskrat season will be over and once the really cold weather sets in coon movement will be restricted.

Successful traplines are laid out well in advance of the season, supplies are bought and traps prepared. It is neigh unto impossible to do things on the fly during the season without having any real hope of success.

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Re: Float Trip

5 miles of float...never scouted...What is an approx # of traps?
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3 dozen. Happy?

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3 dozen. Happy?
Have to disagree mink. For that length of float he will only need 19 traps with three of those being dog proofs
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Oldmink, I say run at least a 200 trap double that number if you never scouted
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Oldmink, I say run at least a 200 trap double that number if you never scouted
Fly, go read his posts. This guy is as green as grass in May. 200 sets? Please. Two-three dozen sets are all he will be able to handle till he gets some experience.

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