i always go for front feet . you should place those poke sticks on the other side of the trap .those size traps will work fine , front or rear foot .coontrapnhunt91 said:dietsch- i only have duke #3's and 1 bridger #3 thats why I thought it would be best to go for a front foot. the other castor mound sets i made today were in a little bit deeper water so i think they should be okay as far as not having the belly set it off. I assume thats what you mean by catching it in the belly since the water is only a couple inches deep in the picture?
trapperick- thank you, were supposed to get a couple inches tonight i guess. but thursday-saturday is supposed to be above freezing.
that is the only reason to set for a hind foot . however , takes less water and trap to drown one by a front foot . plus ,with the poke sticks you can get them lots easier by a front foot . i've drowned many in two feet of water that were caught by the front foot . as far as rats , mink , and coons go , just don't take a picture and run your mouth , dead animals tell no stories !Forestman3 said:And thats another good reason to set for a backfoot this time of year.Nice catch though.