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Bottom edge sets #6719509
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With the temperature being as warm as it is and already having beaver sets out, I decided to put out mink muskrat sets too. Instead of making pocket set or trying to find bank holes i just made bottom edge sets (first time) and was amazed at the results. I got about a dozen of the stabilizers on Christmas with the handle. So simple to do and don't need waders on or gauntlet gloves everything can be made off the bank. And super productive, especially on points. I wish I did these sets all along.

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6719521
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Ken Smith had to be in amazement when he started these. Probably someone else did too, but never shared. Even a mutton head like me can catch mink that way.

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6719572
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Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6719677
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Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6719762
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Ken help with make trapping in deep water easyer then ones had think of., i have seen him once at one of the NTA I had went to years ago. That set works on beaver and otter too, just use a bigger trap. I do have Ken video and book that gose together that he came out with for explain his set.


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Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6720073
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plainstrapping25. You got any pictures of your set up on bottom edge sets

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Bottom edge 330's are the most enjoyable and rewarding water sets I make.

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Interested in learning this

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6720201
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I learned the bottom edge rat/mink set a few years ago at Muskrat's demo in Wi. As effective & easy a set as it is, it may be the most valuable trapping info I've ever learned.

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Originally Posted by Digger Catcher1
plainstrapping25. You got any pictures of your set up on bottom edge sets

No. I didn't take any pics. But you can Google it and get the stabilizers. I use 110 conibears. Very easy to do. And very effective

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6720223
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Mn cedar so do beaver hug the bottom edge the same way muskrat and mink do? U said you use 330s for bottom edge.

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6720225
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I had issues w/ 110 stabilizers spinning so I had a large washer welded to the stake on some, and on others I had a short metal vertical rod welded instead, so they poke in the ground in 2 spots. I assume those are the stabilizers plains is using. You can buy them from Volker's with the 2 stakes on the bottom.

Re: Bottom edge sets [Re: plainstrapping25] #6720395
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Ya but I bought them from a different outlet. Same thing though. I think mine just has one stake that supports the stabilizer. Haven't had any issues with them moving yet. If they do I will rig as you did.

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