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Grocery Store Baits #304820
08/21/07 12:04 AM
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galesburg illinois
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i know there are all kinds of high dollar concoctions availible from lure makers, but what have you found that works well right out of the cubbord? last season i caught a skunk on bbq sauce, might have been a fluke, but im gunna try it again because it worked for me, what works for you?

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Wcrose19] #304825
08/21/07 12:11 AM
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Not quite out of the box but bacon about half cooked in the microwave works really well for the grey fox.



Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: mtncat] #304844
08/21/07 12:59 AM
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sardines in oil caught my biggest coon ever off them. there is normally 4 in a tin. and containers of canned catfood (cheep) kind. I use the lid to cut it into quarters


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: mtncat] #304848
08/21/07 01:01 AM
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Sardines, honey, mackerel, beacon, eggs. The list could go on and on. If you know what your target animal is you can find something in the store that they will like.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: pilgrim] #304853
08/21/07 01:07 AM
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galesburg illinois
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sorry, i didnt specify what species, i thought when you guys answered you would say what its good for, im interested in all animals, land and water, i wanna learn just to know everything, i read about coons swimming out to a muskrat float to get cherries, anybody use fruits or veggies with success?

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Wcrose19] #304855
08/21/07 01:15 AM
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Sardines will catch coon, fox, skunks, ringtail cats, bobcats, possum and some coyotes.
Fruit I use to trap coons where house cats are around.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Deerehunter03] #304865
08/21/07 01:37 AM
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ozark county missouri 26 years...
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 Originally Posted By: Deerehunter03
sardines in oil caught my biggest coon ever off them. there is normally 4 in a tin. and containers of canned catfood (cheep) kind. I use the lid to cut it into quarters

i also caught my first and most coon off of sardines, and it takes a whole tin for a set, 1for bait and 3 for me!
when i had a pet coon, he went nuts over green grapes, but i havnt tried them onthe line yet



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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: ozarkmountainman] #304870
08/21/07 01:47 AM
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ive caught gray fox on canned dog food




Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: ozarkmountainman] #304880
08/21/07 02:15 AM
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 Originally Posted By: ozark mtn man
 Originally Posted By: Deerehunter03
sardines in oil caught my biggest coon ever off them. there is normally 4 in a tin. and containers of canned catfood (cheep) kind. I use the lid to cut it into quarters

i also caught my first and most coon off of sardines, and it takes a whole tin for a set, 1for bait and 3 for me!
when i had a pet coon, he went nuts over green grapes, but i havnt tried them onthe line yet


Several decades ago as a 14 yr.old trapper I was usin sardines for coon bait. I opened a can to make a set and licked my fingers,wound up settin down and eatin em all myself. Did save the juice though as I reasoned it was all about the smell.

Back when we could use bait,cracklins was a great fox bait,Red or grey. We killed hogs every winter so I always had an abundant supply. Ialways ate about half of what I used on my traps,have been tempted to dig outa the hole or out from under a tree root after I made the set.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: mike jerrell] #304910
08/21/07 06:51 AM
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a standard, always in my bucket, bait is jack mackerel mixed with the cheapest cooking oil i can find. blended together into a "slurry" that can consistantly be used out of the large ketchup bottles. you have to "shake-it-up" before using at each set, but it is without question one of the best coon bait/lures i've ever used.

i've tried several "commercial" lures and haven't noticed that better of a response than my homemade variety.

to add a little pizzazz to the slurry i take very dried, ground-up, beaver castors and add a half teaspoon to each of the bottles when i put the mix in. let it set for a few hours and it really puts a "pop" in the bait that the coon go crazy over. it's quick, cheap, and easy to use.

the grump.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: grumpy] #304983
08/21/07 09:02 AM
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Sardines in oil for everything.

Cinnamon sticks for bobcat.

Onion or garlic for coyote.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Cedar Hacker] #304985
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Jack Mackerel from Save-A-Lot 99 per can. Can't beat it


Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Cedar Hacker] #304991
08/21/07 09:07 AM
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i also am a jack mackeral guy. But i add shellfish oil into the mix and i really spank the coons with that. now i have this 800 acre golf course this year to trap, but there is alot of cats and a few dogs roaming the property. so i have to figure something out that will get the coons, without getting the dogs. im gonna try that wildlife coon lure that is suppose to smell sweet. maybe some marshmellows with it. any other ideas?

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: wiggler] #305032
08/21/07 09:53 AM
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maple syrup?


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: Slate] #305037
08/21/07 09:56 AM
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grape jelly for coon


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: furkiller] #305048
08/21/07 10:10 AM
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Mix Jack Mackeral, Canned Salmon, Canned Oysters, 1/2 oz of Liquid smoke, marshmellow fluff, 2 cups salt, and cheap peanut butter. Mix it together in a 5 gallon bucket. I will mix all mine in a 5 gallon bucket and then take it out and put it in one gallon buckets so its easier to haul. remember to keep frozen. Best coon bait imo.


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Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: GaTrapper] #305054
08/21/07 10:15 AM
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Strawberry jam for pine marten

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: GaTrapper] #305057
08/21/07 10:17 AM
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Carrots and apple slices have taken there fair share of muskrats over the years. \:\)

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: GaTrapper] #305059
08/21/07 10:18 AM
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 Originally Posted By: GaTrapper
Mix Jack Mackeral, Canned Salmon, Canned Oysters, 1/2 oz of Liquid smoke, marshmellow fluff, 2 cups salt, and cheap peanut butter. Mix it together in a 5 gallon bucket. I will mix all mine in a 5 gallon bucket and then take it out and put it in one gallon buckets so its easier to haul. remember to keep frozen. Best coon bait imo.
Sounds like an interesting bait. Would you care to share the ratios with me? Thank You

Re: Grocery Store Baits [Re: adamj] #305061
08/21/07 10:20 AM
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Huh, don't know if I ever used anything from the Grocery store for bait! LMAO





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