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C M Collier
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: power bait (?) for trout Reply with quote

Had a good day trout fishing on opening day but the boat next to us put us to shame. Said he was using power bait. Who makes that? And is there a particular type or color or flavor?
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frogscraps
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Powerbait Reply with quote

Berkely makes Powerbait.

Here's a link with some data on the various colors....

http://www.troutlet.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=56
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: C M Collier Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. I'll get some on order and give it a whirl.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 5:10 pm    Post subject: Two good Flavors Reply with quote

Yesterday was opening day in Eastern Washington and the fellow I saw with a 16" 4 pounder caught it on the Rainbow Flavor Power Bait. His partner had several he caught on Sherbert Flavor. So there's a couple of choices. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject: Southern fish and powerbait Reply with quote

Although I will not readily admit to going over to the darkside I have used pwoerbait and other artificial baits once and while and what I learned was that although smell matters, what is most important is getting the bait to settle at the same depth the fish are feeding at. If the fish are feeding on the bottom then it needs to be on the bottom, if they are feeding on top then the bait needs to be right below the surface. if the fish are holding which is what they do during most of the day you need to have the bait at the same depth the fish are holding at. I have found over the years that the fish usually hold right above where there is a temperature change in the water temp, this is know as the thermocline. My adivce would be to experiment with depth until you catch a fish and then keep your bait at that depth. The best rig I have found is one or two split shots above a floating bait. This will keep your bait fixed over the bottom and all you have to do is vary the distance between the weights and the bait until you find the right distance and start catching fish.
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Flying J



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: power bait for trout Reply with quote

Good report SouthernJim, I also do that and it works good, just got to be methodical about it. I've also rigged the hook above the split shot using swivels suspended on the leader. Ive even put two hooks on about 2 feet apart to sort of shrink the learning curve.
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North Liner



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Power Bait Reply with quote

Power Bait works good for that but if your are casting with a spinning rod and lure don't forget to try some WD40 especially if you are using a small lure like a Triple Teazer etc. Just spray it on the lure and you'll be amazed!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Powerbate (Good) WD-40 (bad) Reply with quote

The myth of WD-40 has been around for years and years. I (sheepishly) admit to trying it BUT recognized the solvent look on the water. To read a bit more on this, check out

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/wd-40.asp

WD-40 does have some amazing uses though! Check out what it does do.

WD-40 (Water Displacement #40) is not useful for fishing as an attractant. Use Powerbait and fish where the fish are.
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