I have been using mainly blind sets at pinch points. It just seems like when I get way back in some of these swamps that when the otter see disturbance they are either too curious and follow my tracks or seem to shy away. End result is the same, EMPTY traps. Been a tough year to fill in otter tag up here. Lots of tracks but no great spots for sets. Lots of spots where they are just working open water in front of a culvert, ice out to the end of the culvert and a hole there, tried on bodygrip in the culvert under the ice, but nothing. I know patience is key, but man had sets out since December 20 and still no connections. We didn't have snow all the way through January though, so I am tweaking sets as I see new otter sign with each snow.