There is no question the golden era of trapping has likely come and gone. No longer is it possible for a trapper to make a living based solely on the money earned from pelts. However, there are still experienced woodsmen making good seasonal profits. Among the most lucrative species is muskrat. They offer the benefits of decent price and high population sizes depending on the habitat. It is possible to catch numerous rats in one attempt. Most tidal creeks, ponds, and lakes hold muskrats.