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Best beaver lure out there ? #6276727
07/11/18 07:14 AM
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Are all beaver lures created equal or does one shine above the rest ? I hear "Dobbin's back breaker " and "sweet water flat tail" come up a lot here. Any opinions ? -Thanks

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276747
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Lots of factors that come into play. Location is one of them. Like many critters, what works in the south, may not work in the north. (Dam a dam is a great southern beaver lure...not so much up here).

The amount of competition (of trappers AND beaver populations) can also play a big role in what lure should be used. There are areas where I seldom, if ever, use Castor for this reason.

A trapper has to test (AND COMPARE) lures on their line to get a real consensus. Too many guys use one or two lures, catch a few beaver and think they have the best lure out there. Not usually the case. Always test your best lure against something new...or other bests.

That said, I've tested a fair amount of beaver lure. Backbreaker is my best producing "castor based" lure in my area. Works real well down a dirthole I've found as well.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276786
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castor,castor,castor,and for a change up Blackies atomic apple.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276820
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You won't go wrong with Backbreaker. Catch beavers, cats, foxes etc etc with it. I even know a guy that is one of the crazed fish-for-money carp fisherman and he mixes it in his carp bait and swears by it, but those guys will try anything


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: coondagger2] #6276848
07/11/18 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: coondagger2
You won't go wrong with Backbreaker. Catch beavers, cats, foxes etc etc with it. I even know a guy that is one of the crazed fish-for-money carp fisherman and he mixes it in his carp bait and swears by it, but those guys will try anything



Hey coondagger. Where you been?? You married yet? Lol

Oh and Sweet Water flattail for me.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: Calvin] #6276867
07/11/18 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: Calvin
Backbreaker is my best producing "castor based" lure in my area. Works real well down a dirthole I've found as well.


Thanks for that tip, Calvin. I've heard that quite a few times. I'm going to try it this year.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: otterdog] #6276877
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Originally Posted By: otterdog
Originally Posted By: coondagger2
You won't go wrong with Backbreaker. Catch beavers, cats, foxes etc etc with it. I even know a guy that is one of the crazed fish-for-money carp fisherman and he mixes it in his carp bait and swears by it, but those guys will try anything



Hey coondagger. Where you been?? You married yet? Lol

Oh and Sweet Water flattail for me.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276882
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I like Backbreaker, Wilson's Green, and Sweetwater.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276896
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Backbreaker, Kaatz Beaver lure, and Beaver Buffet. Any which one could be #1 but the last works all year.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276927
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ooooh,Wilson's green


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6276943
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I have no doubt that Wilson's green is a fine lure in certain places but I did not catch the first beaver with that lure in my area. It simply did not work HERE.

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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277066
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7Oaks Beav-R-Cat & Dobbins Backbreaker.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277182
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Marsyada's 501 has never let me down. I alternate with Weiser's Beaver gland. His Damage Stopper in the fall. as well as my own concoction. The really tough ones I use straight sac oil. I am sure Back breaker is solid too.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277458
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I have two of my own formulations that work good.I buy more lure nowadays with the price of castor,it makes more sense to buy lure.
Bob Wilsons I have used for years,it is a great lure right thru from spring summer and fall.
I tried Dobbins Backbreaker a couple years ago,it works just as good as the Bob Wilsons here.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277656
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Dobbins Backbreaker Hands Down in my area!!!

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277707
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Keep you castor in a white grocery bag. Sell the castor and use the bag for lure. works great.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: pcr2] #6277715
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Originally Posted By: pcr2
ooooh,Wilson's green


Has done me well year round. Fur ADC ect

Also make
My own from castor and oil

Have caught beaver with several others. But when something works great you tend to use it more


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6277905
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We've been having good success on Beaver Plus doing ADC work. We also use Backbreaker and straight castor too.

Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: trappergbus] #6277991
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Originally Posted By: trappergbus
Marsyada's 501 has never let me down. I alternate with Weiser's Beaver gland. His Damage Stopper in the fall. as well as my own concoction. The really tough ones I use straight sac oil. I am sure Back breaker is solid too.


Marsyada's 501 is a great beaver lure.


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Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4] #6278405
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I don't think there's a single "best lure". I like Backbreaker, but I prefer Woodchipper alot more. Ogorman makes some good beaver lure, and I really like poplar bud oil.

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