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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6506314
03/31/19 07:38 AM
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I like both # 1.5 regular coil and #2 Victor square jaw coils. Personally I prefer the smaller 1.5 coil. All of mine are older model Victor.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: ratbrain] #6506429
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Originally Posted by ratbrain
I like both # 1.5 regular coil and #2 Victor square jaw coils. Personally I prefer the smaller 1.5 coil. All of mine are older model Victor.


Same here. They both do the bulk of the work on my mink line. The B&L No.1 Surehold is also a great little trap, as has been previously noted. Just the same, I'll use No.1 and 1 1/2 Longsprings, as needed, if they fill the bill.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: Zim] #6506574
03/31/19 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Zim
The old Victor No. 2 square jaw, while not good for much else is a very good mink and muskrat trap.

Zim


I also agree best mink trap I ever used. High catches and dead mink In shallow water. Put a wild river pan on that trap and you are good to go.

While a # 1 1/2 Duke Is a great trap your daughter will never be able to set that trap.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6506682
03/31/19 02:21 PM
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Any fairly fast trap with a sensitive pan, all the rest is opinion, lol. The problem is there are always other animals to consider, so I would go with something like a 1.5 double jaw, if buying new. The K.O.'s are nice if you can get em with normal springs.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: The Beav] #6506693
03/31/19 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
Originally Posted by Zim
The old Victor No. 2 square jaw, while not good for much else is a very good mink and muskrat trap.

Zim


I also agree best mink trap I ever used. High catches and dead mink In shallow water. Put a wild river pan on that trap and you are good to go.

While a # 1 1/2 Duke Is a great trap your daughter will never be able to set that trap.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6506699
03/31/19 02:41 PM
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I want a big heavy trap that will get you high catches and be heavy enough to drown a mink In shallow water.

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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507356
04/01/19 09:49 AM
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I go with 110 and #1 1/2 coil round jaws mainly because ,if you get coon in the trap, they can not work under the jaws to try to get out , like as easy as square jaw, unless the trap is double jaw. Because alot of times will get a coon in a mink set. also the #1 coil will work also. Have the user set the trap also and see how it will work for them. There is a place for a body trap and one for a foothold .Use both on the line .


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: ~ADC~] #6507457
04/01/19 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
#2 double long springs are my top choice if setting footholds strictly for mink. Nice and heavy, good high grip and the bed very solid.


Interesting. You setting these in the water? I would agree on a double long spring but a #11 victor has killed a lot more mink than a number 2. LLL


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507536
04/01/19 02:33 PM
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If you use a body trap - the 110 magnum BMI trap is tough to beat - especially if you wax it. The are pretty easy to put in a trail.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507546
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If your buying new, like others have said, go with Bridger 1 1/2s.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507575
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Your choice of the #11 is wise, the other recommendation would be the 1 1/2 coil, both in double jaw would be better. Racoon always seem to show up in mink sets and these two traps would be top notch for both. The 110 and 120 Coni's for body grips. My favorite mink trap, the Victor pinch pan double jaw 1 1/2 coil spring.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: LLtrapper] #6507623
04/01/19 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by LLtrapper
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
#2 double long springs are my top choice if setting footholds strictly for mink. Nice and heavy, good high grip and the bed very solid.


Interesting. You setting these in the water? I would agree on a double long spring but a #11 victor has killed a lot more mink than a number 2. LLL


i would be surprised if that's true. Unless you are just referring to a #2 longspring. Some of the best longline minkers who have caught tens of thousands of them used #2 square jaw coilsprings.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507683
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About the only trap I wouldn't use is a #0 or #1. I like a little jaw spread or kill area, whatever you want to call it. Too big of a trap and you have trouble getting it fitted into some sets. I love double longs, but more often than not one spring always seems to get in the way of something making me work more getting it right where I want it.

Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507732
04/01/19 08:06 PM
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I use a mixed bag of B&L 1 1/2 jumps and a bunch of old B&L and Victor 1 1/2 Longsprings.All still very strong and have no problem holding coon.All used on drowning set ups.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507748
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I like 120 conibears never missed a mink yet in one plus easy to stabilize I find the trouble with 110s is not enough killing power unless in a drowning situation and 150s give them a little room to squeeze by as for legholds probably sone of the best would be the old victor#2 square jaw and the dbl #11

Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6507775
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For a leghold set a 1.5 coil, and body grip set a 120.

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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6508555
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i use victor #2 square jaw best trap for the job.


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: gdccowboy] #6508908
04/03/19 09:24 AM
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Bernie I was speaking of #2 long springs that ADC was using to catch all his mink. LLL grin


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Re: Best mink traps [Re: Actor] #6509146
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Originally Posted by Actor
For a leghold set a 1.5 coil, and body grip set a 120.

Garry-

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Re: Best mink traps [Re: k9-hunter] #6509258
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Originally Posted by k9-hunter
I like 120 conibears never missed a mink yet in one
LOL,,,that you know of.You would be surprised how many mink walk right through a conibear.


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