Berkley® PowerBait® Catfish Bait Chunks
not so good
when i used this the first time i was in a small pond and caught a few, but when i went into a bigger pond or lake that have a lot catfish, and i didnt catch anything. i think that liver is better than this. for a small pond there ok but for a bigger one there not so good.
May 22, 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
do not buy
i have tried the liver and the blood flavor and nether of them have caught anything and they fall of the hook!
April 18, 2010
I have no idea how catfish are so delicious, as these bottom feeders will eat almost anything thrown in front of them. They are one of the ugliest fish that exists, and their strange noises and ability to fin you are not among their most appealing traits. While some argue that the Largemouth Bass is America's #1 gamefish, I support the catfish for this title, because they fight hard from hooking to netting. In the south, some anglers in a figurative sense, enter "noodling" competitions. These crazy folks put their arms in crevices, and wait for a catfish to latch on to them, before pulling them up. I don't know if there is a trophy for Snapping Turtles or Cottonmouths, but I have no enthusiasm for trying this form of "fishing."
While I prefer using live baits for catfish, such as worms and minnows, I've tried other lures to bring up a monster. These are sold in six ounce bags, and I've had the most success with the Liver variety. They are small enough to store in a tackle box.
The stench of these liver baits will make your eyes roll up, and I would recommend sealing up the bag. They are thankfully resealable, and be sure not to leave these in your car on a summer day. The bag is easy to open and close, and you get a large amount of these liver chunks in each one. A bag should last between 1-2 days of heavy fishing, as this is one the few soft baits that actually stays on the hook. All you have to do with these, is take one out, and push it through the hook. It can take a lot of hard casting without falling off, and it allows for proper setting to guarantee the fish will be on the line when you bring it in.
Although I do have more success with live baits, I think this is a good product. With its value and ease of use, it is a good secondary bait, and I've had some luck catching good size Catfish with it. This is a great product to use for night fishing, as the odor generates a lot of enthusiasm from our whiskered friends chilling out on river bottoms. Even though I have to almost wear an oxygen mask when using this product, I recommend it for a change of pace, or to try your luck at catching America's greatest fish
March 4, 2010