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Drowning rods #6867823
05/09/20 03:59 PM
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I got some 5 foot rebar laying around. Wondering if that be enough for coon and mink

Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6867852
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I would say too short for the areas I trap. I like to have a foot in the muck and in order to get the depth you need more angle.

Mine are 10'

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Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6867892
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Like said depends on your water. Mine are 8.

Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6868795
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10' is what I use 99.9% of the time. Too long is almost always better than too short when it comes to drowning rods.

Last edited by Michigander; 05/10/20 06:09 PM.

Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6869690
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If its steep sided and a couple feet deep they should work. I use some 4 footers for Muskrats in a few cricks around here.


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Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6869770
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I got places along creek like that too. Found some 6 to 8 footers and welded them up. Used all my 10 footers for beaver.

Re: Drowning rods [Re: plainstrapping25] #6871731
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I don't use any kind of drowning rig for mink or muskrat. I put a few feet of cable, chain or wire on s trap. When I get there the next morning they hav re drowned. I guess they start swimming and the weight of the trap keeps them down until they drown.

Re: Drowning rods [Re: Michigander] #6871791
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Originally Posted by Michigander
Too long is always better than too short when it comes to drowning rods.


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ya just run xtra over the edge and wire/bungy end to another sapling to secure it then t-stake the rod again at the bank edge.


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Re: Drowning rods [Re: Doug B.] #6873478
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Originally Posted by Doug B.
I don't use any kind of drowning rig for mink or muskrat. I put a few feet of cable, chain or wire on s trap. When I get there the next morning they hav re drowned. I guess they start swimming and the weight of the trap keeps them down until they drown.

I've done that too. But I always catch alot of coon and that doesn't drown them for me. Why I'm doing the rods

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