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cage trapping mink? #3682954
03/05/13 01:45 PM
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i know it can most likely be done but im not sure how to go at it. what size cage? what bait? wear to set?

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3682993
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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683066
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The one and only mink I've ever caught to date was in a cage. 15"x15"x36" with a carp head that sat for 2 weeks in freezing temps. Set on a bank about 15' above the water line. Had it set for coons. Good thing I got a light trigger on that trap. Can't say that's how to go about doing it, but it worked in that instance. You'll think a Banshee was in that trap when they get to screaming.

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683494
03/05/13 06:32 PM
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Good cages set on sign carp for bait.




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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683501
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Nice!

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683515
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Really nice pics guys I would have thunk those traps would need to be blended in very interesting


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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683946
03/05/13 09:02 PM
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thanks! those are some great pics

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3683958
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I may try some box traps next year for mink...seems interesting. I wonder if putting vegetation against the cage wire and building a hole type appeal near the waters edge would be more conducive to catching mink?

Only problem would be the raccoons screwing with the fish bait...

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3684169
03/05/13 10:13 PM
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Always stake a mink cage for coon issues. Just a little grass on top to keep the birds from seeing the bait and your good to go.


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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685078
03/06/13 11:48 AM
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what would a good cage be?

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685087
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often wondered about this myself. water levels always seem to fluctuate too much on the river to make any type of water set.

seeing how small a 110 box can be, guess the cage could be fairly small itself.

see duke has a 7x7x24 model. too small? would think the length would be more of an issue than the opening.

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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685512
03/06/13 04:02 PM
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Hey Moster Toms...how many have you caught like that ??

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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685554
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A wooden box would work well. I have heard of people using the spray proof skunk traps for mink. I tried this year, but I didn't get results. I caught 1 in Nevada, but it was with a number 1 long. I think Vinke uses a cage trap on a float for mink.

Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685662
03/06/13 05:23 PM
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We catch plenty every year targeted them a little more this year due more dry canals,
I prefer Schroeders 7x9 cage mainly for its heavy weighted door that allows for setting on steep banks, plus we use the same cage for marten on running poles. When useing bigger cages you have to make sure the doors are wired in with 1x1.


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Re: cage trapping mink? [Re: jakemonroe] #3685927
03/06/13 07:45 PM
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MT, I understand your set up. The bad thing is having to carry all those traps around that is a bummer but...you have to do what you have to do.

On a good note I am guessing the competition is reduced due to the work involved with handling those traps.

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