You can try to find a toilet area and make a dirt-hole set or even guard the slide to it with a bodygripper, or make your own fake slide and guard it with a bodygripper. For lure mink glands, weasel glands, or beaver castor seem to work just as well as most commercial lures. Be advised though, otter are not easy to lure to a set. It is best to find a spot that they are already using. On a river that size, there are sure to be otter slides/toilets there somewhere.
Post by woodswalker on Mar 26, 2011 22:13:02 GMT -5
We found one toilet. But everything was spread over about a 15 square foot area. It probably related to the ice melting off and distributing everything. The water levels are going to be boiling soon with the temps going up. I will go down there next season and hopefully do better.
Post by papabear1162 on Mar 29, 2011 21:59:07 GMT -5
Dear Friend, Good attractors for otters are, fresh salmon oil, fresh crawdad oil, good lure can be concocted as follows ; 2 oz ground beaver castor, 2 oz ground muskrat glands, 1/4 oz good tonquin tincture, add a little glycerin to make a paste. Regards papabear