took your advice on the foil. total fur now: 5 muskrats, 1 raccoon, 0 coyotes, 0 fox. man this is great. 4th day and the second day actually i caught my first muskrat. the third day, i caught 2 muskrats, and this morning i got 2 muskrats, also last night, i put a # 1 1/2 in 3 inch water with tin foil on the pan. mmmmmm he liked it because that trap had him good. i dont know how to set drowner wires but it seems i catch them about an hour or 3 hours before i check because they arent ripping their hide off and they arent in bad shape! happy trapping! i have pic of my first rat. im just going to take one big photo of all of our fur before i sell it. today is tuesday november 7th, 06 season started: november 3rd, 06!