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Bacon #7699310
10/24/22 08:59 AM
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Lazarus Bacon Bait

I was going to attempt to make the bait linked above, but Im having a hard time coming up with cheap bacon or bacon pieces locally.

Does anyone here order theirs online? I know its a long shot but, Im holding out some hope.


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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7699394
10/24/22 11:06 AM
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The joys of lure making..... finding sources for ingredients. I've looked on line with not much luck. Sometimes I can find the cheaper bits and pieces at some Walmart stores here but they are a lot more expensive than say 3 years ago.

Re: Bacon [Re: Yes sir] #7699401
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Thats what Im afraid of, bacon off the shelf is $6.00 a pound.
Thats some expensive bait.

We have a butcher about an hour away, that might be my best bet.

Thanks for the reply.


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Re: Bacon [Re: Yes sir] #7699414
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Maybe You could make a smaller batch or eat the bacon and save the grease for making bait/lure. I think your best bet is to buy local and catch it on sale $.

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If you have a local butcher than makes his own bacon, he may let you have some trimmings or pieces. If not, I always got the "Ends & Pieces" box from Walmart. They were the least expensive I could find.

Re: Bacon [Re: Lazarus] #7699459
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The butcher does it all, he processed our pigs and cows for many years. He processed my moose last year. Hes a pretty good resource but, he about an hour a way, Walmart is about an hour too.

The wife saves all the bacon grease, she might take one of my fingers if I took her grease.

Ive got some moose stew meat and some lure left from last season.

I think for now Im going to order some Backbreaker and some Coyote #1

Water trapping just opened yesterday so, Ill get back to making some lure when Ive got all the ingredients on hand.

Last edited by Griffin21; 10/24/22 01:03 PM.

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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7717904
11/14/22 11:10 PM
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You could make your own from Boston butts. The are often on sale, and make fine eats. You could use it for bait if you wanted to. Google buck board bacon.


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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7717974
11/15/22 12:37 AM
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A good place for cheap bacon is find a Dollar Tree in there freezer section.


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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7720287
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I'd eat the bacon. And go catch some bullheads and call in a road kill deer for permit to use as bait.

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Many grocery stores here have 24 oz packages of cubed bacon in bacon fat. Id guess its 50/50 cubes to fat and the cubes are small. The last time I bought it was a year agoits still sitting in my freezer. As I recall, it was around $5 per package. When they have it, its in the refrigerator case next to the $6 for 12 oz of bacon strips.


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This bait is worth making even with pricey bacon. Got a coyote and bobcat this morning on it.

Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7853701
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Trappers always make me laugh........Spend $35,000 on a pickup, $15 - $30 each on traps, a couple thousand $$$ more on gizmo's and gadgets to make sets.....and then scrimp and scrounge on bait and lure. crazy

I think ole Lazarus factored in how tight fisted some trappers are before he shared his recipe. Compared to the Tracy Truman version he cut back on the amount of honey and castor he uses. I like the Lazarus version better because it works equally well as the other with less added enhancement. And yes this bait is worth the time and every penny spent to make it, even if bacon were $10 a pound


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Re: Bacon [Re: papabear!] #7853710
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Originally Posted by papabear!
Trappers always make me laugh........Spend $35,000 on a pickup, $15 - $30 each on traps, a couple thousand $$$ more on gizmo's and gadgets to make sets.....and then scrimp and scrounge on bait and lure. crazy

I think ole Lazarus factored in how tight fisted some trappers are before he shared his recipe. Compared to the Tracy Truman version he cut back on the amount of honey and castor he uses. I like the Lazarus version better because it works equally well as the other with less added enhancement. And yes this bait is worth the time and every penny spent to make it, even if bacon were $10 a pound



Lazarus is Tracy Truman. He must of adjusted some things.

Re: Bacon [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #7853723
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Originally Posted by silkyplainscoyot
Originally Posted by papabear!
Trappers always make me laugh........Spend $35,000 on a pickup, $15 - $30 each on traps, a couple thousand $$$ more on gizmo's and gadgets to make sets.....and then scrimp and scrounge on bait and lure. crazy

I think ole Lazarus factored in how tight fisted some trappers are before he shared his recipe. Compared to the Tracy Truman version he cut back on the amount of honey and castor he uses. I like the Lazarus version better because it works equally well as the other with less added enhancement. And yes this bait is worth the time and every penny spent to make it, even if bacon were $10 a pound



Lazarus is Tracy Truman. He must of adjusted some things.

But maybe he identifies as 2 different people...??? On here he's all nice and polite but in real life he's a lawyer....
Sorry Laz I couldn't help myself. Hope u can forgive me grin

Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7853725
04/26/23 01:32 PM
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Mr slkyplainscoyoye, I bought and watched Tracy Truman's excellent grey fox trapping video and swore the original mix he had like 6 ounces of castor and a pint of honey..........HOLD EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! just checked in one of my notebooks.....whole different formula for a fox bait he makes using Jack Maceral or Salmon with 6 oz. castor and some other ingredients........thats a good bait too........anyway I've made and used both with very good results........both are well worth the time any money to make.

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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7853901
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I have read about this great bacon bait on here numerous times. Seems like people have asked what animals it is good for, but never seems like the question gets a reply. So, I will try. What are the animals that this bait can be good for?

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Mr Milkcrate I have caught red fox, gray fox, raccoon, fisher and coyote. Not many bobcats around here anymore but I'm confident that it would be very good for them too.


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Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7855813
04/29/23 01:18 PM
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I get paid to pick up a few hundred pounds of it at a time. Guess I should be saving it! [Linked Image]

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I think I would be eating some of that.

Re: Bacon [Re: Griffin21] #7855825
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Bob, it's awfully tempting sometimes. Other times not so much at all. Summer is tough.

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