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#244391 - 06/29/07 07:15 AM BAIT - Best fish for coon
woody Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 860
Loc: Greenville, Ohio
since I have all this free time now from the layoff, I thought i would fill the freezer with fish for bait for the upcoming season, my question is

which fish would be best for coon?

Should I get the fish from the area I plan to trap or does it matter?

thanks in advance, woody
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#244410 - 06/29/07 07:37 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: woody]
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I like creek chubs best here in Iowa, but I've not see coon pass up any kind of fish.

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#244422 - 06/29/07 07:48 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: ]
boyswannatrap Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: NY
Woody,

Minnow traps with dog/cat food will get you creek chubs and huge crayfish.

BWT

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#244494 - 06/29/07 09:22 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: boyswannatrap]
TurTLe Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 724
Loc: KS
I'd use anything but Gar. I don't know if anything eats them.
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#244500 - 06/29/07 09:29 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: TurTLe]
Mike Taylor Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 714
Loc: PA
Not sure there is a "best"....most fish will work.I to like chubbs....had a friend give me a box of salmon heads and guts.Wow, they really worked.....I like fish with oil but just about anything works.

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#244518 - 06/29/07 09:48 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: Mike Taylor]
Billy Y Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 737
Loc: South Central Kansas
Oily fish work the best.
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#244519 - 06/29/07 09:50 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: Billy Y]
CoonDuke Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 679
In my area, coon do not seem to like fallfish very much. They will clean up the chubs, trout, or most anything else though.

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#244540 - 06/29/07 10:20 AM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: CoonDuke]
TrappinK-9's Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1268
Loc: IOWA
Any kind of fish works.
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#244609 - 06/29/07 12:33 PM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: TrappinK-9's]
trapperman_58 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 233
Loc: Vermillion, South Dakota
i have the best luck with carp and bluegill, have not tried creek chubs but if they work so good for every one ill have to try them

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#244637 - 06/29/07 01:03 PM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: trapperman_58]
Tim Wilcox Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1983
Loc: Silver Springs, NY
I use Jack Mackerel from Save - A - Lot grocery store. It's cheap & works great !
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#244641 - 06/29/07 01:04 PM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: trapperman_58]
CedarRivrTrappr Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1595
Loc: St. Ansgar, Iowa
I use Carp and Suckers
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#3882547 - 07/09/13 01:59 PM Re: Best fish for coon [Re: woody]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7286
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Common Carp here....Tom

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