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what do your pocket sets look like? #3685943
03/06/13 11:56 PM
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i have heard many different ways lets see what your pocket sets look like what is the best of the best?

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686328
03/07/13 01:46 AM
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After watching a few videos and reading some books I see a lot of holes that are about 7 to 8 inches wide, I personally have never made a hole that big mine are usually 4 to 5 inches wide just big enough


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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: boots204] #3686393
03/07/13 02:07 AM
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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686403
03/07/13 02:09 AM
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No certain size, if im satisfied i set the trap. Needs to have some eye appeal from a distance though.

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686454
03/07/13 02:25 AM
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The first two pictures are of the same set. It is just at the high tide line. The third picture is a foot or two below the high tide mark. I use either herring or salmon heads for bait. I find where there is a seep and scuff a little puddle with my boot; the seeping water has enough flow to keep it from freezing up. I use either a naturally occurring hole for my pocket or build one with a few flat rocks.





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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686461
03/07/13 02:27 AM
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Did ya know theres something in there? Lol

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686538
03/07/13 03:04 AM
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I like my pocket to be just wide enough to put a 1.5 cs in the actual pocket. I like the pan to line up with the lip of the pocket, or maybe the whole pan just inside the pocket. I probably miss some coon this way but feel like I get enough and most if not all the mink. I use no pan tension and catch most mink by the front foot, some by a back foot. The back foot mink are probably in the pocket, past the trap, working on the bait on the nail and plant a back foot on the pan Never back footed a coon with this setup, and get most mid pad on a front foot. I pin my fish in the back of the pocket, which is usually 6-12" deep. I run a jaw guard on one side of the pocket, more rarely to the channel side of the trap. Basically set it up so a mink entering the pocket HAS to go over the pan to get in.


The high pockt like Randy is better for coon and will take mink as well, but is prone to miss some mink IMO.

This is a remake but gives an idea of trap placement. That stick poking out is just a little root and is not serving any guiding purpose.


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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686828
03/07/13 05:07 AM
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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3686845
03/07/13 05:19 AM
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i dont believe what i am seeing with all the exposed chains!!!! just my obsevation.

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: robmelton] #3687111
03/07/13 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: robmelton
i dont believe what i am seeing with all the exposed chains!!!! just my obsevation.


Why? I have never had a trap pulled and flipped, ever.

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3687497
03/07/13 05:38 PM
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mine look pretty much like johnsd16's, but I would have removed that stick. otters will miss some mink with that rock on the right, in my mind. it is a natural crawling spot for them to get over the trap. it isn't that they are trapshy, it is just their nature to be huggers. also, his pocket is so high that it will allow many big buck mink to get 1/2 way in by jumping over the trap with their front feet, and the back feet will stop just shy of the trap. with a lower ceiling it will help to limit this.


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Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3688966
03/08/13 04:48 AM
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them chains dont mean anything. they cant see them and if they did they dont go oh my a trap chain lol mink and rats r not trap shy.

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3688982
03/08/13 05:02 AM
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i guess im not setting for rats or mink. if i pick one up its fine but a coon will pull that trap out if it feels the chain in my experience.

Re: what do your pocket sets look like? [Re: ruger10/22] #3689128
03/08/13 10:58 AM
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All of my pockets have the trap chain just laid out like all of those pictured. I never had a trap pulled out by the chain. I twist my trap down in the mud so it is stable but I don't worry about the chain.


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