Our trapping days at State, we would put shelled corn in a bucket for several days covered in water long enough time to start getting good and sour. Then we'd mix it with canned mackerel and spoon it in the traps. We used live traps though. Trick is to use disposable rubber gloves for the mess.
I’m only running 9 DP’s right now and they’ve been out for 3 days. So far and I’ve caught 4 ***** and a possum. I put cat food in them and drip some salmon oil in and around the trap. Seems to be working pretty well.
we use whatever fish type material in oil (sardines, tuna, fish steaks or makerrel) , sold in a can is cheapest. Open the can and break up the oily fish over cat/dog food. Spoon the bait into the set trap while wearing gloves.
FWIW I use sardines around the trap but I don't put them inside the trap to avoid that mess. Inside I'll use marshmallows or dog food. Once the strong smelling bait gets them to the trap, pretty much anything will be good enough for them to put their hand in the tube.
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