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#6065193 - 11/25/17 09:35 PM Snaring in current
Ark Trapper Offline
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Any tips on keeping the loop in the water. Anyone use snares for a dam break.
Let's see some set ups.

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#6065433 - 11/26/17 08:49 AM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Ark Trapper Offline
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Guess no one snares anymore
Silence is golden we need more of it most of the time. Lol

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#6065453 - 11/26/17 09:06 AM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
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Well maybe you could take a pencil sized stick and make a small slit In It and use It to hold the bottom of the loop In place. But your going to have to deal with junk washing through the break so maybe you should stay out of the dam break It's self. And go farther down and set the channel where there Is less current.
Or just lay a stick under water across the break and let the bottom of the loop rest up against It. But for the most part the current shouldn't effect the snare to much no matter what you do.

Good luck.


Edited by The Beav (11/26/17 09:09 AM)
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#6065476 - 11/26/17 09:42 AM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Aix sponsa Offline
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The only time I make dam break type sets anymore is when I make two breaks. If there's a stump or tree near the face of the dam, I put a 330 or snare at 90 degrees to the dam and make a break on each side, 5 or so feet away. Gets em going to repair the second one. Too many times I've had a trap or snare bulldozed or used to repair the dam when I only make a single break
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#6122605 - 01/12/18 11:34 AM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Aix sponsa Offline
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Ark Trapper,

Have you found a setup that works for you yet in current? In reply to your original question, I have good results using a stiff snare with a tight support wire and support collar if you use one. 5/64" or 3/32" 1x19. I use the metal twist collars that give a tight fit. I generally use this setup as a blind run set in reasonable current if I'm using a snare instead of a 330, and it holds up well. If there's a lot of floating debris, submerged with a dive stick seems to help some, but I do think 1x19 is a little better in moving water. I use more snares than 330s when temps are 60 and warmer. I also use it as a lured set with a stick over the loop with castor smeared underneath.



Setting snares parallel to the current helps a bunch, but if there is current I am more confident in sets that would have the beaver approaching the snare while being able to use the current to line up, similar to how nets are set for fish, if that makes sense.


Good luck


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#6122647 - 01/12/18 12:30 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
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If beaver are plugging your trap at the dam break set,your setting your traps too close to the dam break and/or too shallow.

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#6124316 - 01/13/18 11:08 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
AJE Offline
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Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Do you guys often use the same kind of support stake for a beaver snare as for a coyote cable restraint?
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#6124319 - 01/13/18 11:17 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Law Dog Offline
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Loc: Central, SD
For a smart beaver at a dam break I like a #4 Long set off to the side a bit with no lure/scent to wise them up.
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#6124326 - 01/13/18 11:32 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Aix sponsa]
yotetrapper30 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Oakland, MS
Originally Posted By: Aix sponsa
The only time I make dam break type sets anymore is when I make two breaks. If there's a stump or tree near the face of the dam, I put a 330 or snare at 90 degrees to the dam and make a break on each side, 5 or so feet away. Gets em going to repair the second one. Too many times I've had a trap or snare bulldozed or used to repair the dam when I only make a single break


Trying to figure out what you said here... is this what you mean?


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#6124475 - 01/14/18 08:08 AM Re: Snaring in current [Re: yotetrapper30]
Aix sponsa Offline
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Originally Posted By: yotetrapper30
Originally Posted By: Aix sponsa
The only time I make dam break type sets anymore is when I make two breaks. If there's a stump or tree near the face of the dam, I put a 330 or snare at 90 degrees to the dam and make a break on each side, 5 or so feet away. Gets em going to repair the second one. Too many times I've had a trap or snare bulldozed or used to repair the dam when I only make a single break


Trying to figure out what you said here... is this what you mean?




The tree or stump serves as blocking more than anything. I'm describing setting between a tree on the deepwater side and the dam face. In older beaver ponds, it can be a standing snag or possibly a live tree, but in an actual drainage, it would almost certainly be a water tree like a cypress or tupelo.

The tree/stump is what makes the pinch point as they have to swim between it and the dam to get to the other break. Your snare in the drawing is in the right place. It's the tree that isn't. Does that make sense?
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#6125477 - 01/14/18 08:18 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Ark Trapper]
Aix sponsa Offline
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I looked over this thread again. Let me clarify, because I believe there may have been an understanding. Your snare is in the right area, as in it's between you then breaks, but that's it. What I am talking about is a half or fully submerged snare or trap that's set 90 degrees to the dam, set in the water on the deep side of the dam. I'd post a picture if I could, but posting from an iPhone is a "usedtocould". I think ya understand the set though
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#6125491 - 01/14/18 08:27 PM Re: Snaring in current [Re: Aix sponsa]
yotetrapper30 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Oakland, MS
Yep, I gotcha now I think.

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