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#6276727 - 07/11/18 02:14 AM Best beaver lure out there ?
kyron4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
Posts: 418
Loc: Indiana
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

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#6276747 - 07/11/18 04:44 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 4597
Loc: South metro, MN
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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#6276786 - 07/11/18 05:44 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12938
Loc: potter co. p.a.
castor,castor,castor,and for a change up Blackies atomic apple.
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#6276820 - 07/11/18 06:30 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
coondagger2 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 258
Loc: North Carolina
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
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#6276848 - 07/11/18 07:11 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: coondagger2]
otterdog Offline
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Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 293
Loc: Texas
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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#6276867 - 07/11/18 07:41 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: Calvin]
yukonal Offline
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Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 706
Loc: MN
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.

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#6276877 - 07/11/18 08:05 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: otterdog]
coondagger2 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 258
Loc: North Carolina
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.


Married to largemouth bass! They don't leave me enough money for women
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#6276882 - 07/11/18 08:12 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
Kre Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 648
Loc: USA-WI
I like Backbreaker, Wilson's Green, and Sweetwater.

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#6276896 - 07/11/18 08:34 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
Ringbill5196 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 319
Loc: Iron Range, Minnesota
Backbreaker, Kaatz Beaver lure, and Beaver Buffet. Any which one could be #1 but the last works all year.

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#6276927 - 07/11/18 09:16 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12938
Loc: potter co. p.a.
ooooh,Wilson's green
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#6276943 - 07/11/18 09:46 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
doublesettrigger Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 2278
Loc: West Tennessee
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.

Rickey

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#6277066 - 07/11/18 01:18 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
DaYooper14 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 586
Loc: North Carolina
7Oaks Beav-R-Cat & Dobbins Backbreaker.
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#6277182 - 07/11/18 05:18 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
trappergbus Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 3544
Loc: Southern Michigan
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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#6277458 - 07/12/18 12:04 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
Boco Online   content
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16826
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
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.

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#6277656 - 07/12/18 10:20 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
MINK I LOVE Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/17
Posts: 1497
Loc: Iowa
Dobbins Backbreaker Hands Down in my area!!!

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#6277707 - 07/12/18 11:59 AM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
muskrat411 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 857
Loc: Northwest Territories
Keep you castor in a white grocery bag. Sell the castor and use the bag for lure. works great.

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#6277715 - 07/12/18 12:10 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: pcr2]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 4160
Loc: Southwest Michigan
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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#6277905 - 07/12/18 06:53 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
georgiaboy Offline
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Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Georgia
We've been having good success on Beaver Plus doing ADC work. We also use Backbreaker and straight castor too.

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#6277991 - 07/12/18 08:55 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: trappergbus]
Cameron Kelsey Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 1637
Loc: VA / MN
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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#6278405 - 07/13/18 02:38 PM Re: Best beaver lure out there ? [Re: kyron4]
coontrapper2016 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 302
Loc: Virginia
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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