One of the most frequent questions asked of us is which particular lures and baits we recommend. Some lures work better in certain parts of the country, this is fact not fiction. Even though I have my definite favorites when setting up a new line in Minnesota or any of the other states I trap in, I mix it up on the initial setting and quickly gravitate to those that are producing the best. I do the same with my predator sets, a mixture of dirt hole sets, flat sets, and post sets until I see what's clicking the best. I don't want all my eggs in one basket whether it is lures and baits or the type of set I'm using.
I have been fortunate enough to have trapped in 12 states in the past 40 years and I have noticed long term trends and this is the information that I want to pass on to you. I want to place in your hands a lure or bait that gives you the very best chance for success.
The following are my favorites and my suggestions based on real results over many years of trapping in several states. I am sure there are some very fine lures that I haven't used and so aren't on this list. If you are happy with what you are using, don't switch regardless what I say or write. This page is for those trappers that are in doubt or those that want to add another lure or two to their current favorites. I am in a rather unique position as I am a total trap supply dealer first and a Caven's Lure and Bait maker second. I use my own bait 99% of the time but on lures I use other brands 20 to 25% of the time. My catch is better for it and I enjoy using other lure makers products as these are often my friends. I must say that I enjoy my position as I don't have to "push" my own brand of lures to make a living. I wouldn't want to be in the position of only offering my brand (or any single brand) of lures to my customers. If you would like to order please follow the link below and that will bring your right to the page. Thank you!