Post by gailkeller on Sept 4, 2011 12:35:45 GMT -5
R.C.,There are some reputable cat lures out there,but they do not always preform the same in different sections of the country.A lot of trappers speak highly of Dobbins' Purrfect and Backbreaker,which have beaver castor in them,he even has a skunky Backbreaker for colder climates.I would think the western lure makers would have lures that preformed better out west,fellows like John Graham,O'Gorman,Mark June,Rich Kasper,and others.Here in Louisiana lures by Asa Lennon, Bob Jameson,Dobbins and a few other reputable lure makers from East of the big river should work well.I make most of what little bait and lure I use out West,and I am satisfied with their results,but I don't put a lot of emphasis on lure and bait on my trap line,traps catch animals.I will say the lures I make resemble a lot of the commercial ones I have seen,my gland lures consist of that animals glands with some castor and a little skunk mostly,sometimes I add a few extra ingredients,usually just one or two and some glycerine usually for freezing conditions.I really don't like bait much,here it catches possums and in New Mexico it catches skunks,but I do use it in some situations,both here and in New Mexico.I do believe changing lures every so often increases catches,probably due to curiosity,at least it does on my lines,so it would be good to have several different types to change up now and then and keep them interested.
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Post by ottertrapper on Sept 4, 2011 17:37:57 GMT -5
Just to save somebody the $ and time I tried lennon super all call and powder river paste down there.had very little success with either one.works here and caught 54 cats in arizona in 1 season.wouldn't work for me there.but that's just me.
R.C. , to answer your question I have never tried Clint Locklears cat lure but one I swear by is GHII by Fox Hollow sold by MTP. It is also a good k-9 lure at the right of the year. Dobbins purfect is also a jam up lure.
R.C.,If you have any of the Gusto(MTP) or skunk tincture left over from your skunk trapping adventure,use your cotton ball wrapped with white surveyor's tape birdie soaked with either of these lures as a call lure above your set,when the weather is cold on those long North Louisiana nights.This will cause them to wander around the vicinity of your set location,searching for the source of that wonderful aroma,other furbearers will also be very interested and can also be caught in snares and blind trail sets as they search for that skunk.You would be surprised how many animals can be caught in a double set using two snares or two blind trail sets with your little white call lure soaked birdie placed in between them on a tight trail,it is a sight and scent attractor that most bobcats can't resist.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2011 5:47:38 GMT -5 by gailkeller