Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
SneakAttack

Floating Rat Set

5 posts in this topic

I built a handful of floating sets and am running a small line while the temps are pretty mild and after 6 days i have yet to connect on any rats. I haven't baited any of them because from the article i read it sounds like every passing rat will just jump up on it to eat,poop or just hang out. I've caught alot of rats over the years on pocket and blind sets in this stretch of water so there is a good supply of em. Something new im trying out and any tips would be helpful. Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the floaters would be more productive earlier in the season. I'm thinking try the bait. Carrots and chunks of apple. Ine thing that works great is some spearment extract. Drives those rats crazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Leech is right about earlier in the season. I ran some float sets on a local lake a number of years ago and did very well. Tried it again last year and did poor. Only differance was cold temps and shore ice. Plenty of rats around because I could see them sitting along the shore ice. Seem like with all that ice to sit on they had no interest in the floats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the replys, pulled them all today before the creek froze with no catch. It seems like an easy way to catch rats with the right lure and bait but only in the early part of the season. Thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you did the smart thing. Next year earlier in the season,try the floats. You may also want to try setting any little point where the rats show sign of crawling up on. Make sure you try the spearmint or wintergreen extract. Just dip a little stick or piece of cattail stem into the bottle and stick it in the mud, behind the trap. You will be amazed. Let me know how you do.

Leech

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ZachD
    • ZachD
      Welcome what are you training her for waterfowl upland or both? What is her name?
    • kelly-p
      You were in the right area, maybe just the wrong time.  I went out late this afternoon to see if the house my Dad has been using came through the "flood" OK and decided to drop a line when I was there. When I first dropped the hook down the hole a walleye screamed up off the bottom and slammed it 5 feet off the bottom. So out of curiosity I just sat there and jigged 4 to 5 feet off the bottom and they kept coming up and slamming it. They never touched the dead stick that was set 1 foot off the bottom.  All I can think of is that with the snow cover gone they could really see something up against the sunlight. I hadn't seen the walleyes that aggressive all winter.  maybe it was because I was fishing in a hole about 20 inches wide due to the water running down it.   No I don't think so cuz I have a big roll of duct tape and a bunch of white sheets. I'll wrap me, the Jeep and the dog in white sheets. We'll be just like ghosts.  OOPS, just remembered that the snow is all gone. I really think that after all the years we each could stick a pin in a lake  map guessing where the other one would be and we would each be within 1/4 mile. From his description fishing tech was right on the eastern edge of your favorite area.
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Good Reports thanks for the information!  
    • DLD24
      What needs to be in the boat, to be legal to fish Superior. I've been trying to find it in the book with no luck.