Water Rat Posted April 20, 2021 Share Posted April 20, 2021 A couple of years ago I found an otter toilet on a local creek. I never got around to do any water trapping so I decided to get ready for this season. A few weeks ago I went to make sure the otter sign was still there and saw the tracks that confirmed it. I returned the next day with the equipment that I will need to make the set. This will save me some time when the season rolls around. All that was needed was a cinder block , cable , re-rod stake , drowning lock , s-hook and a trap that will be attached the day I make the set. The idea is to have the otter step on the trap pan.....slide down the cable to the cinder block and drown. The drowning lock prevents him to be able to slide the trap back to the shore. The problem with catching otters on shore is that they roll a lot and a drowning set will prevent that. One thing to keep in mind when making a drowning set is to not make the anchor too heavy , because you will have to pull it up out of the water with hopefully an otter attached. The only thing that sucked was carrying the cinder block about 300 yards from my truck to the creek. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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