Berkley PowerBait Catfish Bait Chunks
best catfish bait
i recently purchased some of these catfish chunks in the fish scent. i put 2 pieces and molded it onto my hook and cast it out with my big catfish rod and reel.i was at a large pond, and never tried to catch catfish there, but the owner of the pond told me that there was big catfish in the pond. instantly my line took off and i caught about a 7 pound channel cat. i cast 2 more times and caught 2 more catfish.this stuff really works! i always count on powerbait!
August 8, 2010
Impressive Catfish Bait
I am not sure why the other reviews have had trouble with this bait. I fished a very small pond in eastern Ohio and used this in West Virginia on the Ohio River. Caught catfish very quickly. I would rig this on a treble hook and let it sit under a bobber. The bloody flavor seemed to work well, but it is messy on your hands. I find that the bait also falls off the hook if you recast in the water (after letting it sit).
May 17, 2010
I tried the powerbait side by side with nightcrawlers, crawdads, cut bait and grasshoppers in over a dozen ponds and lakes over the spring and summer. I didn't catch a single fish with the powerbait. Not one. Even in an overstocked pond teeming with bullheads and channel cat, they simply wouldn't touch this stuff. With any other bait they would attack it seconds after hitting the water but the powerbait could sit there forever without a nibble. Amazing.
You really have to wonder if Berkley even tested this garbage. Congratulations Berkley! You've created something even starving catfish won't eat. Don't know how you managed to pull that off but it's quite an accomplishment.
You're better off just using any other type of bait but this powerbait. A bare hook would out fish it. It's actual fish repellant.
October 2, 2012
Not much success w/stink bait
I have never had much success with stink bait, homemade or store bought. I have used this product and did not catch anything, got a nibble or two but no "strike" to say. It gets soft and falls off the hook as well. I have caught catfish on cheese dogs before which gives the cheese dog the leg on up on stink bait. I have found the most success with catfish to be on live bait such as minnows and worms with slightly better success with FRESH cut bait, I prefer carp or panfish.
July 27, 2010