TIPS FOR THE PREDATOR TRAPPER
(1) Ensure no foreign odors on your traps or at set.
(2) Boil traps in baking soda to remove any oils or grease from the manufacturing process.
(3) Rusty traps dye better.
(4) Inspect your traps before boiling and dying to ensure they are working properly.
(5) A few well made sets in good locations are more productive then a lot of sets made haphazardly.
(6) Keep scents and baits from contaminating your set making tools, ( trowel, sifter, gloves etc).
(7) Always bed your trap solid.
(8) Rubber or canvas gloves work well when making sets.
(9) Keep your set making gloves clean.
(10) Set each trap with a “Hair” trigger, so the slightest pressure triggers it.
bits and pieces by JES 🙂
(John Stempien is from Sweet Valley Pennsylvania and is a guest contributor to H2 Tackle and Outdoors)