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#27354 - 01/08/07 06:14 PM BAIT - anyone use sardines as coon bait.
KAMoHunter27 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 265
Loc: WV
got a little cheap today and bought some sardines in plain water and set the at a few pocket and cubby sets. anyone tried this and had any success? i also through the oil and water up on the back for an attractor.

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#27381 - 01/08/07 06:24 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: KAMoHunter27]
kyhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 182
Loc: ky
i use sardines at most of my coon sets even caught a red fox with one saturday
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#27386 - 01/08/07 06:27 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: KAMoHunter27]
Iowa Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 280
Loc: North Central Iowa
It should catch them I don't personly use sardins or jackmac. I'm cheap and prefer to go fishing to get bait . But last year I ran out of bait and used them and they work just fine.


Edited by Iowa Trapper (01/08/07 06:30 PM)
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#27389 - 01/08/07 06:28 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: kyhillbilly]
wvbowhunter Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 400
Loc: North Central, Wv
I use sardines alot in cage traps and ive also caught a few coons with em in pockets and dirtholes, I also add a little fish oil to it.

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#27397 - 01/08/07 06:31 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: wvbowhunter]
goose Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 201
Loc: Rolla, Missouri
I make a bait especially for coons that consist of sardines in oil and other ingredients.

works great!!!

Lucas
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#27401 - 01/08/07 06:32 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: wvbowhunter]
creeker Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 230
Loc: sw pa
i use them all the time works good

make shore that there the one in soy oil some of them have mustard and stuff in them they don't work as well.

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#27541 - 01/08/07 07:11 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: IOWAtrapper]
Trophyhunter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4335
Loc: Michigan
they work great for me
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#27595 - 01/08/07 07:25 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: Trophyhunter]
MMichtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1454
Loc: Zone 2---Michigan
Good food for you if you get hungry on the line too.

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#27604 - 01/08/07 07:27 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: MMichtrapper]
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They work fine, in the bucket set, just smear on the rim and put some in the bucket.

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#27660 - 01/08/07 07:44 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: ]
baker Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1726
Loc: south central,Nebraska-20yrs
works great! BUT....u catch a TON of possums if there there in the area. i used nothing but that my 2nd season of trapping because it got so cheap in the stores, i ended up catching something like 15 coons and 25 possums,i was then named by relatives and friends "possum pete".... but if your furbuyer will take them unskinned u make some good money(i personally wont skin them)
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#27683 - 01/08/07 07:50 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: KAMoHunter27]
Hawg_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 34
Loc: West Virginia
I tried them in olive oil, caught nothing but possums.
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#27692 - 01/08/07 07:52 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: Hawg_Hunter]
cord Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 14
I use them in my coon cuff and in my cage traps i also use coon paste, ,marshmollows, and peanut butter.

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#28020 - 01/08/07 09:36 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: cord]
KAMoHunter27 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 265
Loc: WV
thanks fo rthe replies folks. gives me a good boost of confidence. im hoping with the weather being somewhat decent tonight and the fact that there is a front moving in and that it rained 3 inches last night will make them move enough before this front hits.

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#28047 - 01/08/07 09:44 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: KAMoHunter27]
Peterson123 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 304
Loc: Price, Utah
they work for me in box traps if i can keep the stinkers away from them and i have used a can of tuna fish under neath the trap and spreded the juce all over the ground and caught a red fox double pawed last season

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#28065 - 01/08/07 09:54 PM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: Peterson123]
yote1 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 72
i have also used them with good results, but i generally use only in pocket sets and cuffs now, cats like them too, couple years back cought land owners cat in 160 bucket set, the set was 500-600 yards from buildings, took some sweet talking to keep the ground open.

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#28260 - 01/09/07 04:35 AM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: yote1]
Mountain Cur Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 56
Loc: Louisiana
I've drained the oil out of sardines packed in soybean oil and used it, works good. With just the smell it keeps 'em working the set longer as opposed to a piece of bait that they can get hold of and leave. But I would definitely use the whole sardine if I was cage trapping. It's a fairly cheap alternative if money is tight, but if you don't mind spending a little I believe some quality crawfish oil and fish oil from the lure suppliers would do just as good with a little less hassle. What got me to using it was when a guy told me about a hind foot set several years ago. If you have coon sign nearby and some water, then you can just set the trap in the water, cut a green sapling a little bigger in diameter than your thumb about waist high, cut one end sharp and the other end square, this where you put the oil I always had mine in a spray bottle it don't take much just enough to coat the end without running down the sides, I usually take my hatchet and checkerboard the square end, this helps it hold the lure better. You stick your stick in the mud 3-4 inches from the trap jaw. The coon will get on his hind legs and go round and round the stick smelling and 90 to 95 percent of the catches will be hind foot. This is basically the same concept as the pvc pipe sets that some of the guys on here use. I have caught coons days after a downpour with out reluring, so the green stick really holds the smell.


Edited by Mountain Cur (01/09/07 04:42 AM)
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#28291 - 01/09/07 06:04 AM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: Mountain Cur]
edmman Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 28
Loc: greene co. ohio
I ues them all the time. They work well in live traps.
.50 at the dollar store. Can't beat that.

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#28453 - 01/09/07 08:54 AM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: edmman]
CPA49707 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 4655
Loc: Alpena, MI 45 yo
I've also used Tuna Fish, that works real well after you get rid of all the possum.
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#28460 - 01/09/07 09:01 AM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: CPA49707]
tuskettrapperman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 823
Loc: Nova Scotia Canada 52yrs
I've tried using them but end up eating them first lol
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#28646 - 01/09/07 11:38 AM Re: anyone use sardines as coon bait. [Re: tuskettrapperman]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1576
Loc: St Louis, Missouri
Here in Missouri we have a store called Aldi's.. they have tuna in oil $.49 per can
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