Re: coyote trapping
1.5 stock traps are on the light side. but if thats what you got just make sure you are using crossed rebar or a cable type stake. 1.75 offsets are a better trap for yotes.
location is everything. if you got mostly woods look for haul/log roads and esp. where they intersect or dump out into a feild or clearing.
dirt holes with a flat/urine set down wind. there are a ton of lures and baits out there but i like russ carmens stuff, larry barrows lures, and morgans pro-sqeeze.
Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!