by "Yoteguts" in central Illinois
This system has worked great for me from soupy mud to frozen crust 3 to 6 inches deep. I have changed things a little this year. I have gone to #3 chain and 5/8ths lock washers on my chain stakes. The #2 chain seemed a little weak in the frozen ground and I never did like the little s-hooks on the stake head. I use finned super stake with retrieval cable.
The set up.
Drive it in with a pilot hole first in frozen ground.
To pull the trap dig down and find the cable, about 4 inches.
Hook puller on and pull it out. Simple and easy as pie.
To clean the dirt out of the stake I made this handy little tool.
There you go, all ready for the next set.
Got to have a catch pic....
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