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Mackerel for bait #6948493
07/30/20 10:28 PM
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I've been fishing the salt a little bit this year and have been saving mackerel for striper fishing. But this year is some of the fastest and easiest mackerel fishing I've had in a long time, thinking I should save some for trapping bait. I've got a bunch frozen right now, anyone use mackerel for canines?

Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6948499
07/30/20 10:44 PM
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Yes it works great down a hole. I use it by dumping a can of mackerel in a glass jar and then mix in old bacon grease with a fork into a paste like consistency.


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Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6948892
07/31/20 10:34 AM
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I have better luck with fish as coon bait than canine bait.When I have used it for canines,,I had better luck with fresh,,or preserved fresh fish over tainted.The fox and coyotes seemed to want to roll over the tainted fish set rather than work it.


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Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6949026
07/31/20 12:57 PM
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Have caught a few reds and one grey in dry land Pocket sets for coon with fresh fish

Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6949034
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I have bought Jack mackerel In the can and It worked great as coon bait. I can't believe people actually eat that canned stuff. yuck


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Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950060
07/31/20 11:09 PM
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I'll have to salt some and try a few pieces this year. As many as I've been catching when I go I could fill a bucket every trip.

Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950154
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Straight out of the can it is a good coon and bobcat bait. It catches coyotes too. Not many mackerel here in KS so I am only familiar with the canned fish at dollar store.


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Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950186
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Why would'nt it work ?


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Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950670
08/01/20 04:14 PM
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I use it in dp coon traps, with some fish oil and shell fish oil mix.

Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950829
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Should work well - the canned stuff does. Can't find canned mackerel anywhere now with the virus messing things up. Use to get it at the dollar store but they have been out since March.

Re: Mackerel for bait [Re: Kired] #6950873
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Catching any stripers? I spent a summer out there and that was some of the funnest fishing I've ever done

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