Berkley PowerBait Crappie Nibbles
Saved the day
Me and my wife went to our regular honey hole.We usually catch a dozen or so keepers(hand size +) each time we go.This trip we weren't getting anything to bite,.No fish were playing around popping/splashing like normal either.The river was rising,and water temps were high.The fish just weren't in the mood.
We used crickets for the first 4 hours with no luck..And for fun (because this stuff never works anyways right)...I decided to use the pink crappie nibbles on the tip of the hook with the cricket..Well wham! I caught a 1lb 2oz shellcracker,and she started getting fish too...when we missed a strike (because sometimes they took it under before we could get our slack up)we would reel it in to see the cricket still there,but the nibbles gone each time they hit..It seemed they weren't hungry,but had to hit the nibbles.They would not hit if there wasn't a nibble on there.
They were slamming it time it hit the water.In the next 45 minutes we caught 40 or so fish between the 2 of us.We kept 18.We caught warmouth,shellcrackers,and bluegills,plus my wife caught a 2lb 5oz bowfin.
It definately saved the day when the fish were obviously not active.Sometimes they do come off easy,but they worked great this day,and there are enough in the jar so I don't mind.
I know nothing is going to work every single time..Fish can be finicky,but this is definately something I will keep in my tackle box.
I have included 2 pictures.One with the the keepers,and the other is a pair of warmouth..The bigger one had a deformed mouth..The top of it didn't function,but he still had to hit the bait..lol
July 4, 2010
Great Bait for the Price
This bait is great for bluegill. I catch nearly as many fish on this bait as I do on live crickets. The only disadvantage to this bait is that it is nibbled off of the hook easily. You will lose a few of these when fishing for nibblers like bluegill but u can keep them in a jar as opposed to crickets that don't live forever. You may catch the occasional catfish also. I love this bait and will always have some in my tackle box. I like the chartruese.
June 18, 2010
This really works, I've used it for several years, in the string and summer, the only
thing that I have found that works better is
live minnows. I never fish for Crappie without
taking it with me. When I run out of minnows
I can always switch to this, and keep on catching. Limiting out with this bait is easy.
December 31, 2008
i had the chartreuse
now these dont stay on the hook so well yet they do catch panfish
their are much better baits than this one though
much much better
but these are ok
and when wet they kinda melt on you
August 21, 2010