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Tidal Muskrats #7129433
01/10/21 05:48 AM
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When the tide comes in well after dark do you think they wait and travel in shallow runs that start to fill or will they come out and walk around the high ground as soon as it gets dark?

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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7129435
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Tides don't seem to have much effect on the muskrats here. grin

Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7129450
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Not sure I understand what your asking.
Muskrats Dont like to expost them selfs ,Day or night.
Muskrats stay in the bottom of the leeds.Water or not.
To catch'n up top. You nead extream high water.
When I here of a Nor-Easter comming. I set All leeds that go to the wood line.


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: Newt] #7129547
01/10/21 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Newt
Not sure I understand what your asking. Do they prefer to wait and swim or are they fine walking runs.
Muskrats Dont like to expost them selfs ,Day or night.
Muskrats stay in the bottom of the leeds.Water or not.
To catch'n up top. You nead extream high water.
When I here of a Nor-Easter comming. I set All leeds that go to the wood line.


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7129593
01/10/21 09:14 AM
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Have much success Hobbie!


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7129597
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Good luck


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: 330-Trapper] #7129862
01/10/21 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Have much success Hobbie!


Won’t really know until tomorrow but it froze here last night so there’ll probably be a lot of tripped but empty traps.


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7129916
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let me ask you a question

When you have a blow out tide, sometime for days on end.
Do you think a muskrat is just gona sit in its house ?


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: Newt] #7129950
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Originally Posted by Newt
let me ask you a question

When you have a blow out tide, sometime for days on end.
Do you think a muskrat is just gona sit in its house ?


When you say “blow out tide” are you meaning no water or extremely high water?


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7130045
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No water "blow OUT"


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7130089
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great thread..waiting to hear more

Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7130102
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Can't wait to see some of those black muskrats.


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: marathonman] #7130587
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Originally Posted by marathonman
great thread..waiting to hear more

Me too


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7130598
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I got popcorn.


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: bad karma] #7132379
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Originally Posted by bad karma
I got popcorn.


Do you put popcorn on your 110 triggers?


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: Newt] #7132383
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Originally Posted by Newt
Originally Posted by bad karma
I got popcorn.


Do you put popcorn on your 110 triggers?


Cheetos


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Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7132480
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I notice if we have a wind and no tide (water is gone) muskrats do not move. If it freezes without water, they seem to stay in the home for some time. Last winter we had 2 weeks of wind, no high tide, and everything froze. Didn't catch a thing, once the water was back, I caught a few.
But with extremely low tides I am able to walk the main channels and trap some deep water entrances that I would never be able to find with normal tides.

Re: Tidal Muskrats [Re: VictorD] #7133190
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But with extremely low tides I am able to walk the main channels and trap some deep water entrances that I would never be able to find with normal tides. [/quote]

There you go!
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