I've been looking into trying to catch more mink. I was thinking about starting a thread to see what sets/setups everyone uses to catch mink. So I figured I would give my two cents and see how everyone else does their setups/different variations.
Pretend that the stone is the corner of a wing wall bridge or box culvert, and there is about 2-3 inches of water running over the trap. Basically it is railroad plate propped up with a stick to create a point of interest, and putting the trap inside the tunnel helps to keep coon out of the blind set.
Top and bottom edge sets:
Another type of blind set that works good in deep water and slick on rats too. Pretending that the side of the shed is a bridge wall or some type of culvert, and the water is about 2-3 inches over top of the victor #2. This setup is nice because it is quick and adjustable for rising or falling water. I used hagz brackets on these but there are other ways of doing these. A rubber fishing lure spliced over the trigger on the 110 will make a good baited bottom set too.
I like deep pocket preferably about a foot deep if I can get it in, if it is to rocky I will build the pocket out with rocks or RR plates and anchor to those. Rotten muskrat stuffed back in the pocket(helps when it gets cold),and I like 3 inches of water over the trap, so the mink is swimming while he is going over my trap. A swimming mink is a dead mink because he is always moving around when he is swimming, a mink on land can stop and sniff he doesn't have to move his legs, or commit to going into the pocket. I believe placing the trap back into the pocket helps keep the coon out, although the picture doesn't show it.
I like to put these in intersections between cricks or any stop on the mink line were it is tuff for a conventional set. These are a lot more weatherproof than most mink sets to they are helpful in the late season. I like rotten rat in these as well, I drill holes in the back so the mink can see light in the back. I also like a trigger wire on these ones or some type of conibear pan.
I set any kind of pipe or culvert that looks minky, as long as it is in a watercourse. Bigger pipes with lots of water, I build up platforms with bricks, rocks, and plates; I sometimes will use hagz brackets with 3/8 rods to support my traps.
I set any kind of undercut banks or any kind of necked down spot that presents it's self.
Those are some of the common sets I make, lets see your sets and systems to catch mink!