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Coon Catcher89
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i was thinking what is a good bait for fox. i just would like to see what is working for you guys.any info would be nice.

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coon catcher89, i can tell you that for gray fox, cat food and syrup works really well, another good bait is canned fish. not sure about reds.
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hey thanks for the info. what kind of syrup would work. and if you have any kind of bait that works for red fox would help alot.thanks alot coon catcher.
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i use the cheapest kind of maple syrup i can find, i cant tell you about red fox because there are none where i am trapping. hope i helped!
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Fox are carnivorous so any type of meat will work as bait, keep it cheap and easy use mouse, deer scraps, muskrat, beaver,etc. I would also try the syrup mentioned above for Red Fox.
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hey guys thanks for the info. i am trying the cat food and syrup right now and i will just see what will happen in the morning. and i hope i will get something.
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Sounds to me like you're falling into a trap often encountered by beginning trappers. You're looking for the magic potion that will instantly bring critters to your traps and make you successful. There is no such thing. If there were, everyone would be using it already.

Your choice of attractors (bait, lure, etcetera) is not nearly as important as having your sets at locations that fox are visiting, or are prone to visit. If you have your sets on location, you can actually catch a fox with just a bare dirthole -- no lure, bait, or anything else -- just a hole in the ground with a trap in front of it. On the other side of the coin, if there are no fox in the vicinity of your sets, your chances of catching one are not very high -- no matter what concoction you use.

Beaver, venison, and groundhog are all good baits for fox.

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hey guys thanks for the info. i did get to hits this morning but i didnot get anthing but i will try and get something on my last morning since traping goes out this sunday. well thakes a gine. coon cather89.
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Coon catcher89 try Red fox urine it has worked wonders for me this year. Hope that helped. Big E
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thanks big E but its a liter late because my trapping season is over. thanks anyway.coon catcher89
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hey guys thanks alot. but i would like to know a good bait for coon. i just use scraps from the kitchen. but i would like to know what is working for you guys. any info would help. coon catcher89
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Fish!
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Yep, fish and marshmallows.
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Tuff will marsmallows really work in a dirt hole set for coon? I have heard of that but have not tryed it. What for fish would sardiens work. Thanks.Traper Love
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TL, Coon Catcher89 only asked about coon bait. Marshmallows are my favorite bait for live trapping coons(cage traps), a lot of that is eye appeal. No, I'm not recommending them for dirtholes, but I've never tried it.

Fish is fish, sardines will work but you can catch your bait for free. I use carp and suckers.
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Thanks for the info. How do you preserve your fish after you get them? Thanks again. Traper Love
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thanks for the info tuff. i will givet a shot next year because my trapping season is over. thanks a lot.coon catcher89
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Freeze it.
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Big fish I cut up, smaller fish leave whole. I freeze them on an old shelf ( one that I can remove ) in the freezer overnight then I take the shelf out, knock the fish off and put back in bags or buckets and they won't freeze together. Dale
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One concoction I tried for coon this year that worked well was Jack Mackeral and peanut butter mixed together (just enough pb to hold it together). Put a spoonful in the hole or pocket and a couple of marshmellows outside for eye appeal. Took 4 in two days on this bait.
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hey thanks for all the info on what good bait for fox and coon. I did try some of your guyses bait ideas for fox i had some hits but didnot catch any thing. hay thanks for your ideas.coon catcher89.
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Canned cat food with honey. Good for coon and fox. Want to really jazz it up, add what ever you have for wild berrys. I use black berrys or rasberrys.
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hey butcher would any kind of berrys work i have some strarbarry plants i just wanted to know if they work. any info would be nice.coon catcher89 [question]

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Anything with a fishy smell will take coons. Two of my favorites are canned sardines or fish flavored cat food. I've taken dozens of coons with both of these baits.
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Probrably any berrys. My personal thought is wild berrys would by far be best. Logan berrys, blackberrys, etc.
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