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Lynx lures and trapping prep #6340037
10/04/18 12:10 PM
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Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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Whatís your go to lynx lure? I use whale oil and beaver castor mixed but just looking for opinions on what else gets good results. Sometimes the big old cats seem to know the scent and avoid my set but then switching to plain fish or switching lures will get them. BC lynx lure? I think thatís one Iíve used. Ultimate bear lure in an orange bottle was another killer lure that I donít see around anymore. Probably order a couple different lures just to have them on hand once we get started. I got some lightly used plywood and should be able to make 10-12 more wolverine boxes. Also making a small order for snare parts. Iíll be making some 3/32 swivelled and cam locked snares again this year since I liked the ones I made last year so much. They felt slower than the ones Iím used to but the results were the same, they worked. 12 more days and there will be some beaver traps and snares to look at.


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Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6340101
10/04/18 01:45 PM
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Good to shoot some straggler ducks. Cook up a couple, make a cooking video then use the wings and feathers for bait.
12 more days; ice going to be thick on the lakes by then, -10C on sunday.
You get any fishing done I hear lots of coni running. You should fill up the Pokiak Ch. fish pit might put you over the top for King of the Swamp and a black bear or two in the spring.
I thought I was going to have enough snow to run a mountain line but it all melted.

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6340201
10/04/18 04:34 PM
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Sharpe's BC made lynx lure is an effective one I have used as well as a very effective home made lure as follows:

It is made by rotting lynx livers in a jar all summer. Then take a pint of this rotted liver and add six drops of aniseed, six drops of Valerian, a small bit of powdered catnip and six drops of lynx urine. Throw in about five tablespoons of powdered lynx droppings and one finely chopped beaver castor and mix well.


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Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6340219
10/04/18 05:15 PM
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Last season i tried out Jameson's "Sierra Mist", it worked good on Lynx.
Most of the time I just use beaver castor but like you said some of them just walk past it.

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6340501
10/05/18 01:35 AM
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Havenít chased them in a few years but pacific call and Backbreaker worked pretty good for me.

Last edited by martenpine; 10/05/18 01:35 AM.

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Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6340504
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Order some Fergus Lure Felix Special. Works great and Fergus lives in Quebec.

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: muskrat411] #6340709
10/05/18 10:44 AM
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I tried it didn't work well for me

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6341068
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Dobbins Purrfect Backbreaker, Skunky Backbreaker,is all I use. It produces.

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6341296
10/06/18 12:26 AM
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Dobbins AK Purrfect is what I use most. Has some skunk in it and stays working at colder temps.

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Ryan McLeod] #6342010
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I use a homemade lynx lure made from lynx innards it takes awhile to make it but works like no other lure I have tried for them

Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: Moose maniac] #6342053
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Originally Posted By: Moose maniac
I use a homemade lynx lure made from lynx innards it takes awhile to make it but works like no other lure I have tried for them
Is it similar to recipe I posted.


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Re: Lynx lures and trapping prep [Re: bctomcat] #6342102
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Originally Posted By: bctomcat
Originally Posted By: Moose maniac
I use a homemade lynx lure made from lynx innards it takes awhile to make it but works like no other lure I have tried for them
Is it similar to recipe I posted.
No it's different you take all the guts from the lynx and cut them up put them in a pail to rot for a summer it turns into a brownish paste when it's ready add some bacon grease and glycerine to keep it from freezing, I used to use beaver meat and lynx meat now I use a bait stick and a snare, I have literally tried every commercial lynx lure made and none come close, I catch at least 50 a season.

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