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Offline Stickhick86

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Beaver tail
« on: Mar 03, 2020, 08:04 AM »
Has anybody else ever tried using the fat out of a beaver tail as bait??? I tried tipping my jig with it this past Sunday and I was completely amazed at how well it work. I caught over 30 dinks with it and never had to change the fat. It is very versatile and does not come off the hook. I also caught gills and trout with it. Would like to hear if there is any other success stories using beaver tail fat.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2020, 08:39 AM »
Stuff works great and like you said it's very durable with great action. There is a company out there marketing them in different colors beavertailbait.com
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 2020, 08:54 AM »
I have a beaver tail wallet that's pretty cool....   Never would have thought of using the fat for bait.


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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2020, 08:54 AM »
Stuff works great and like you said it's very durable with great action. There is a company out there marketing them in different colors beavertailbait.com

That's cool I just got a tail from a buddy that traps and cut a piece out of it. Might have to try dying some of it for next season seeing how ours is pretty much done here.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2020, 09:20 AM »
I have a beaver tail wallet that's pretty cool....   Never would have thought of using the fat for bait.



Cool wallet. Where do you get the tails tanned?

I send the pelts to a tannery, perhaps they could do the tails too.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2020, 09:28 AM »
Very few tanneries can properly handle a beaver tail and produce a product that can be turned into a wallet. I bought my beaver tail wallet from Glacier Wear.

I have tried beaver tail fat for bait, both natural from a tail of my own and the commercial BeaverTail bait that comes dyed. I had better luck on the commercial bait, but only tried either one once, so can't say that's definitive.

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2020, 12:30 PM »
I haven't had any luck with it myself. I'll keep trying it.

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2020, 12:54 PM »
Im going to try some beavertail bait on my smelt rigs next year, so i dont have to keep baiting all the tiny hooks and risking a tangle up each time.lol

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #8 on: Dec 22, 2020, 09:29 AM »
Hey all, so I was very pleased at how well beaver tail worked as bait last season, so this season, I am going to try and preserve it with fire brine and dye it at the same time. I want to see if this makes a difference or not with the reaction to the bait. Let me know what you think or if you have tried this and had success. Stay dry and tight lines.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 2020, 09:31 AM »
Has anybody else ever tried using the fat out of a beaver tail as bait??? I tried tipping my jig with it this past Sunday and I was completely amazed at how well it work. I caught over 30 dinks with it and never had to change the fat. It is very versatile and does not come off the hook. I also caught gills and trout with it. Would like to hear if there is any other success stories using beaver tail fat.
not for fish, but it's great for Fisher,fox, and coyotes..
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #10 on: Dec 22, 2020, 09:33 AM »
not for fish, but it's great for Fisher,fox, and coyotes..

I used it plain fresh off the tail last season it was completely impressed with it. Only needed on piece all day. It never tore or came off the hook and landed a good amount of fish with it.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #11 on: Dec 22, 2020, 12:12 PM »
Works good and you can add food coloring and different scents

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #12 on: Dec 22, 2020, 10:07 PM »



Guess I will have to try it...I get plenty of them

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #13 on: Dec 23, 2020, 05:38 AM »
Any pictures of how big you cut the fat?

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #14 on: Dec 23, 2020, 05:57 AM »
Huh!  Never heard of that!  Whoda thunk? I learned something today!  ;D

                                    


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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #15 on: Dec 23, 2020, 07:50 AM »
What species are you targeting? I assume you can cut the chunks big or small enough to suit whatever you’re fishing for, just curious if perch would go for it.

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #16 on: Dec 23, 2020, 07:53 AM »
Beaver Tail works great on perch, cut it a little bigger than the size of a maggot.

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #17 on: Dec 23, 2020, 07:57 AM »
Gullickson Bait Co.  www.beavertailbait.com

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #18 on: Dec 23, 2020, 08:11 AM »
The gullickson beavertail bait i got is cut the size of a waxworm.but im going to cut it thinner and shorter for smelt.

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #19 on: Dec 23, 2020, 09:34 AM »
Any pictures of how big you cut the fat?

depends on what I am targeting. Let your imagination run wild.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #20 on: Dec 23, 2020, 09:35 AM »
What species are you targeting? I assume you can cut the chunks big or small enough to suit whatever you’re fishing for, just curious if perch would go for it.

as said above. it works great for perch. I caught my limit of perch on just one piece of fat. They can't get it off the hook and they just keep biting it.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #21 on: Dec 23, 2020, 09:36 AM »
Gullickson Bait Co.  www.beavertailbait.com

This would be my go to if I didn't have friends that trap and give me the tails for free
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #22 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:04 PM »
I wonder if this bait would attract crappie?

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #23 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:10 PM »
I don't see why not. It wiggles just like a spike or waxie. I have caught some slab gills with it.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #24 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:29 PM »
what  about  muskrat tail????

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #25 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:45 PM »
Haven't tried that one
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #26 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:54 PM »
Ok I'm gullible. I ordered some to try. Will give em a go and try to report back.
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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #27 on: Dec 23, 2020, 01:03 PM »
Don't be like me, the instructions for the Gullickson beaver tail bait say to refrigerate for storage. Mine were just kept in my ice fishing bucket and turned brown over the summer. Store them right to use year after year.




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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #28 on: Dec 23, 2020, 02:04 PM »
Don't be like me, the instructions for the Gullickson beaver tail bait say to refrigerate for storage. Mine were just kept in my ice fishing bucket and turned brown over the summer. Store them right to use year after year.




I should have read that myself!  ??? ::)

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Re: Beaver tail
« Reply #29 on: Dec 23, 2020, 02:05 PM »
Forgot what site but they have the purple color for 1.50 a pack.

 



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