When it comes to predator trapping, sometimes it pays to be different. This is how I would describe Clint Locklear’s Federales bait, if I had to use one word. Not the “different” you say when you don’t like your wife’s new meatloaf recipe, but this is different in a good way. I picked this bait up at the FTA in Kansas last year at Clint’s booth. I have used it with success.
Like most coyote baits, this one is meat based. I am not sure what meat, and I am not sure it matters that I know. This bait has a very permeating, almost sour smell to it. Not a rotton-sour, but there is definitely something that jumps out at you right away when you pop the lid. It is not your typical tainted meat, aged gland coyote bait smell.
As I stated, I am not sure what that is that pops out at you when you crack open Federales, but I know the coyotes like it. i have used this bait with and without an accompanying lure, both ways with success. I have always used it down a dirt hole, with a grass ball or some chaff covering it slightly. But I could also use it in other ways, such as trash piles.
Federales – Not Just For Coyotes
Although I have only used this bait in coyote sets, it would work equally well in fox or bobcat sets. This could also be an effective bank hole bait for coon, and I may give that a shot this fall. I probably wouldn’t stuff it down a DP, but it may work that way. I like to keep my DP’s relatively clean by using dry baits in them.
When I purchased this from Clint at the FTA, he told me, “you will like that. You will buy more of that” and he’s right. This did work for me, and when I get through this jar I will get more. It is different and it works. This bait is available directly from Clint’s Store (wolfernation.com) and also available in our store. Give this a try this year on your predator line!
Check out our youtube video review for Federales: