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Creeks opening up. #7236590
04/06/21 04:58 PM
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I went for a little hike on the close line to check a place I never been at before.
The snow is gone in the high ground but still about a foot and a half in the low.
This spot looks like it had beaver years ago where I went in,so no doubt there are beaver either up or downstream.I will check with the canoe once all the ice is off.
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It was light rain today but nice in the bush.
There are a couple nice spots I seen for jackpot sets if I trap there in the fall.

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236599
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That third photo looks mighty "beavery" to me!

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236616
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Be safe out there my friend!

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236724
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And itís 80+ here, lol. Looks cold up there! Good luck and canít wait to see some pics.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236736
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Nice looking territory Boco. Love that picture of the moss covered chew down.


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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236777
04/06/21 09:13 PM
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Nice photos!

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236866
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Good pics Boco

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Moosetrot] #7236872
04/06/21 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
That third photo looks mighty "beavery" to me!

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Yea there are at least two old washed out overgrown dams upstream that I could see.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236876
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Have fun!

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236907
04/06/21 11:00 PM
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Those are some nice pics Boco.
One of these days I'll get up to the line in Kapuskasing and do some beaver and marten trapping... it looks very similar there to the pics you are showing


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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7236943
04/07/21 12:16 AM
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Same country slydog,Kap is about 45 minutes west of where the pics were taken.
You got a line up by Kap?

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237274
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I have 2 friends with adjacent lines on the Kap river. I am a #2 on one of those lines

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237334
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Nice sly.You need to get up there in May and do some fishing at least,and scout around for a fall trapping trip.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237350
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Nice pics Boco

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: F150] #7237390
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Any muskrat numbers worth trapping in those waters, BOCO,
or is it all just high dollar beaver you need to get for your yearly quota ?

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237456
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Muskrats in every creek.
When the kids were small We used to paddle the creeks in spring checking floats.
Had a few funnel traps in strategic spots and a couple cage floats that produced pretty good.
I only set for rats occasionally now when trapping other fur.
There is no shortage of rats in the boreal but they are spread out all over the place on my lines.
Be hard to get more than a couple hundred if you just went after rats.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237462
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No mandatory quotas on that line Walleyed.But I get the quota anyway.Keeps the line healthy.

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237518
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So things are already breaking up down south there, Boco?

Here in the north, creeks are still frozen, though the ice is starting to go out on my driveway.

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237545
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Earlier by one month almost exactly from last year.
This is the earliest I have set for open water beaver.
Although sets are limited because of the ice and frozen ground.
First beaver today at a pressure set at a dam.April 7
My previous earliest spring open water beaver was 1999 April 8.
Last year I believe my first open water spring beaver was around May 5th.

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237700
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What latitude?

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237708
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Boco what is a pressure set?


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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237716
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Where the high water runs over a dam and the animals use it as a way to go up and down the creek since there is no ice there.They follow the pressure from the running water when travelling both up and downstream.It is the first place where you can drive stakes in early spring.
One of the first sets to use during breakup since the ground is still frozen near shore(cant drive a stake).

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Originally Posted by James
What latitude?

Jim

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237722
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Boco,
I can't see the last pic clearly because the bazillion black flies are waking up from a long winter's nap and a gazillion of 'em are on your camera lens wink

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237737
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Way too early for the blackflies Mark,lol.The water is numbing cold(went over the hip waders yesterday).
They will be out in June,but it is dry in the bush so likely not a bad year for them coming up.
I am pretty much immune to the blackflies after 60 odd years,but the mosquitos in the early morning and late evening still make me light a smudge.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237805
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61 and some change here. It'll be another ten days, I'm thinking.

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Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7237867
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62.1 N here, spring is always slow to come to western Alaska. Its going to -15F tonight and -17 tomorrow night with 50 mph winds and four feet of snow yet. cant wait to walk on solid ground again.

Re: Creeks opening up. [Re: Boco] #7238346
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We got more snow last night, so it ain't happening here for a while yet.

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