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  • KeokukCoboy
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    Been watching alot of youtube lately and really interested in trapping on the ice when the ponds are frozen. Has anyone ever tried this , any luck, input ect. Just looking for another way to trap yotes when the ground is frozen. Thanks in advance

    Coonsqualler
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    I’ve have tried it with some success but i would not say anymore that a standard flat or dirt hole. I’ve had the best luck when there is snow on the ice. I think the disturbed snow creates a good visual attractant. If the pond is in a low spot as they usually are, I recommend a strong call lure or gland lure to draw them in. I tend to use more gland lure since these are typically late season sets.

    KeokukCoboy
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    How far down would you bed the trap from the top of the hole? Also would you use a drag in this set up?..Thanks

    Coonsqualler
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    I do these just like other sets with the trap approximately 6 inches back from where I put my bait /lure. Trap is bedded same depth as any set I put in the ground with the goal being to have it level with the surrounding ground or ice. I bed mine with wax dirt and then either toss a little more dirt around to blend or sift snow over the top, whichever seems more appropriate for the situation. Generally I am running these close to the bank with some natural feature for backing, either a clump of grass or rushes or a little brush. I’ve heard of setting them near rat houses but never have. Never been a fan of drags so i still use disposable anchors. Usually berkshires will still go through the ice and if not I’ll use a drill bit to bore into the ice to make a pilot hole and then pound a bullet point anchor into it until it goes through the ice. Good luck!

    KeokukCoboy
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    Coonsqualler, I appreciate your advice and will be giving this a shot this year. Going to be another learning experience for sure. Thanks again for your help and hope you have a grate season.

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    Glad to help…best of luck this season!

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