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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Beaver Floats

Noticed some Beaver sign along my fox line- and gearing up to catch a couple of them! I'm looking for plans, tips, feedback on floats used in rivers (the V shape ones). Are natural logs any better than pressure treated 2x4, what lures, anchoring systems, etc. Your help is as always- appreciated.
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Re: Beaver Floats

Why bother with floats? Set slides blind, or just slap in a castor mound and sharpen the knife.

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Re: Beaver Floats

I have found that setting up drowning rigs for muskrats is time consuming- I can only imagine the difficulties involved rigs Beaver... I think I have Beavers traveling through the stretch I want trap and floats would not only be most effective but also safest...
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Re: Beaver Floats

Setting drowning rigs for rat is a waste of time there is no reason for it. Setting up floats for beaver, Iíve seen them. But I have no idea why a trapper would use one unless there are no other options, because there are too many better options as suggested above. But if that is what you would like to do give it a shot. YouTube beaver floats and youíll see some people that gave it a try and what they did. I just cannot see any reason for waiting the time, energy, and materials, when there are more effective options out there for them.

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Re: Beaver Floats

anyone who thinks they are a waste in a creek or river never used one. you can get them out passed the bank ice where the beaver are traveling and water level is not a factor. easy to check from a distance too. only bad is the dumb law about 2 connis.







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Thanks bobcat. How is the 330 secured to the float? What lure/ bait do you use?
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330 springs are just wedged in slots in the back. you can see it well in the first pic. i just pile some mud with a good glob of castor on it for lure. sometimes a few aspen twigs. make it out of thin wall and fill with packing peanuts and spray foam. i made it for the spots that stay open when everything freezes but not hard enough to get on the ice to get at them. but it works well in the river too. beaver are attracted to white anyway so dont bother camo it.

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only bad is the dumb law about 2 connis.
what????

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thats way cool never saw that before

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only bad is the dumb law about 2 connis.
what????
certain wmu's can only have 2 conis to your 10 traps for beaver

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