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#112171 - 02/27/07 12:32 PM BAIT -100 + Coon bait??????
Kevlar of MI Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 357
Loc: Southern, Michigan

You guys who catch over 100 coon a season. What is your prefered bait to take big numbers of coon? Do you switch up baits from earlier in the season to mid to late season???

Thanks for any info

Kevlar
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#112181 - 02/27/07 12:37 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Kevlar of MI]
M. Howard Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 4784
Loc: Louisiana
I use the same bait all season. I have started running 70% blind set 30% baited set over the past few year though. This season I did change some things by making dirt holes for coons on pond levees. I took 4 big boar coons out of one dirt hole set using fox lure.
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#112186 - 02/27/07 12:40 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: M. Howard]
Kevlar of MI Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 357
Loc: Southern, Michigan
When you use baited sets what is your prefered bait?

KEv
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#112205 - 02/27/07 12:51 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Kevlar of MI]
Zeak Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1216
Loc: SE, Michigan
Didnt catch 100 coon but carp and sucker was cheap,quick and easy to pop in a pocket set or dirthole.

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#112214 - 02/27/07 12:58 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Zeak]
Mncoontrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: SW MN
All baited pocket sets in the fall with chunked carp or bullheads, my winter coni box line i run muskrat.

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#112235 - 02/27/07 01:13 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Mncoontrapper]
Shilo Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 568
Loc: Gowrie, Iowa
Fish, and muskrat. A fish oil trail will help alot.
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#112255 - 02/27/07 01:23 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Shilo]
hogballtrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Texas
I have used ground up ocean fish is pocket sets and baited 220 cubbies, but I have found a bait that I like better. It's called Blackie's Fatal Attraction, and it's a loud shellfish bait. For me it gets way better results... I've used it in a pvc set, a cage trap, and a pocket set. It might cost a litle more, but it doesn't take much at each set to get results, and the fur starts adding up. Just my opinion.

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#112323 - 02/27/07 02:20 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: hogballtrapper]
Mncoontrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: SW MN
that fatal attraction is some good stuff. I like for the coon to see that big chunk of bait though, I think it makes them work the set a little better leading to better catch percentages, IMO. Espeacially in cold weather, you bein in MI and all we have close to the same weather, I believe big bait works well in cold when the coons are real hungry. Good luck.


Edited by Mncoontrapper (02/27/07 02:21 PM)

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#112331 - 02/27/07 02:25 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Mncoontrapper]
cj's trapping Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2128
Loc: NW Ohio
puss-n-boots canned catfood is cheap, one can, can make quite a few sets, and it's put alot of coon up on stretchers for me.
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#112345 - 02/27/07 02:34 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: cj's trapping]
PA TRAPPER Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 659
Loc: southwestern PA
This is the first year i ever got over a 100,The majority were caught in canine sets with fox lure.

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#112352 - 02/27/07 02:38 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: hogballtrapper]
OZARK TRAPPER Offline
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Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 21
Loc: east central Iowa
Early I use ground carp suckers with acouple oz of sweet oil added to it such as persimmon or cherry or anise or a combo of two of them.Put your choice of oil in 6-8 oz of glycerine and dump in ice cream bucket of ground fish and mix up.
The other bait I use from nov 15th on is muskrat chunks in small buckets and dump in my favorite canine bait solution.This really hammers coon and works on mink and even an otter once in a while.This one has very little prep time so its fast and easy.

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#112357 - 02/27/07 02:43 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: OZARK TRAPPER]
Anonymous
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Mellows and Grizzers!

Cheepest bait around.

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#112424 - 02/27/07 03:28 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: ]
MOTRAP Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 98
Loc: south missouri
trout scraps from the local trout farm, then whatever muskrats get caught are used for bait also.

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#112427 - 02/27/07 03:29 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: ]
M. Howard Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 4784
Loc: Louisiana
The problem I have down here is spoilage. I use to keep my bait frozen till I needed it. The problem with that is in a few days in the North Louisiana weather and you are catching possums. I read and article a few years ago in the T&P Caller about how this guy salted his bait to keep it through the season without having to freeze it. Well I tried it, and guess what. It not only worked to keep it through the season, but it keeps it fresh on the side of a tree, in a pocket set, or even a dirt hole. I did have problems this season with the fish from last year drying out to much and not having any or enough smell. I think it was because I put a lid on it and sealed it off to the out side air and humidity. I can shake the salt off and carry it to my sets in a small bag or how every. Once at the set all I have to do it dip in water and get it wet, the smell is back. Just make sure you use a plastic bucket.


Edited by Michael Howard (02/27/07 03:29 PM)
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#112584 - 02/27/07 04:12 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: M. Howard]
Flesher Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 508
Loc: SE. Minnesota
Bullhead heads with a few drops of shellfish oil mixed together in ice cream buckets. Freeze them up and thaw out the night before you make sets. This will keep them fresh. I think coon prefer fresh bait over tainted.

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#112603 - 02/27/07 04:21 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Flesher]
Anonymous
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over 100 coons this yr on nothing but lure,i like to mix it up with ringtail renegade,shellfish plus and skys the limit

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#112657 - 02/27/07 04:56 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: ]
M. Howard Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 4784
Loc: Louisiana
What are yall calling bull heads? Down here a bull head is a mud cat catfish. I figure that this is the difference in the region. Just wondering.
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#112660 - 02/27/07 04:57 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: M. Howard]
Creek Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2748
Loc: Eastern Kansas
Originally Posted By: Michael Howard
What are yall calling bull heads? Down here a bull head is a mud cat catfish. I figure that this is the difference in the region. Just wondering.


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#112668 - 02/27/07 05:00 PM Re: 100 + Coon bait?????? [Re: Creek Trapper]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
Bull head, mudcat....same thing.

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#112677 - 02/27/07 05:02 PM bullheads [Re: M. Howard]
delque Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 61
Loc: iowa
bullheads maybey a member of the catfish family, but they are different from a mudcat,bluecat,channel catfish--bull heads taste better IMO-they dont get very big as a rule, though i have caught a 5 lber when i was a kid
good luck

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