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Otter from a boathouse #6715643
01/03/20 09:19 PM
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Having problems catching Otter that are using a boathouse, Anyone have a sure fire catch idea.


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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6715651
01/03/20 09:23 PM
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Dangle a length of round plastic pipe with a 220 on each end in the water, and hang a big soft plastic paddle tail fishing lure in the middle of it.

Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6717910
01/05/20 09:36 PM
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the yellow rubber ducky set perfected by Vinke……..PM him for pix.


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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6789925
03/02/20 06:45 PM
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I trapped a hatchery for a while. I used to male a "step" from wood that fit the trap (used small blocks to keep trap from falling of) and put these on the floating docks with trap just below the water. Used a drowner with cement weight on end. I caught alot of otters this way.


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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6791161
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Take a minnow bucket with minnows, attach a bottomless 5 gallon bucket with slots for a 220 to the top of the minnow bucket. Submerse the works.

Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6801527
03/14/20 05:31 AM
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Try to submerge 1 of these on a 280. Anchoring it will require some creativity.
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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6807608
03/18/20 07:53 PM
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Did you have any luck? Just got contacted for the same thing. Curious what you might have tried and what might have worked for you.

Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6807869
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AJE looking at that picture, I'm going to say you've been grabbed by that trap. Besides the spring safety's you have two safety's on the jaws. Glad I'm not a member of anything bigger than the 220 club.


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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6809017
03/19/20 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by trapdye
Having problems catching Otter that are using a boathouse, Anyone have a sure fire catch idea.


Well, I don't know about any "rubber duck", but I do know, having spent time with Dave ( Vinke) in Washington State, that he does have a 'trick' to catch otters in cage traps
on docks and in or around boat houses...and do it with ease.
I'm not going to give away Dave's secret, but if he tell's it, that's on him...

As far as the Kill trap with a fish...that's a dead otter.
For me, that would be a last resort (out of season) and remember, this is in WASHINGTON STATE where you can't use a lot of traps they do in other states, so Dave has figured out
how to catch them in cage traps using an ingenious method.
While I give him 'props' for inventing it, I still haven't ever forgave him for doing it in a Havahart trap !
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Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6809488
03/20/20 07:25 AM
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Dave Vinke is the otter man for sure. Hats off to Dave.

Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: Jim Comstock] #6811279
03/21/20 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Comstock
Dave Vinke is the otter man for sure. Hats off to Dave.

Re: Otter from a boathouse [Re: trapdye] #6811448
03/21/20 02:16 PM
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