Fresh Water Testimonials

Hi Tom/Gord – thanks again for the product support on my recent trip to Great Bear Lake, NWT. Lakers up there love the Rhys Davis/Baitrix Herring rigs just like we knew they would. We had incredible fishing – big numbers – with size averaging 4-12#’s, some 12 to just over 20#’s. I caught 75 trout on one herring and I could still have used it. Second herring caught about 50 trout again could still have used it – these plastic baits are virtually indestructible by some of the hardest hitting freshwater fish! We had fishing like this throughout the trip and almost all of our fish, and all of our largest fish were caught on these rigs. Catching that # of fish with one Rapala for example – would probably never happen?

Besides teaching Great Bear Lake’s Lake Trout how to bite the rigs, we did some underwater work of the baits in action and with fighting fish attached to them enroute to the boat.

The day after a cold front/change the trout would barely hit the rigs – they preferred the flash of big spoons for most of that day – until late in the day – and then they remembered how to hit them again. During this several hour period the spoons and other lures outfished the Herring rigs by a wide margin – but the rest of the trip over 5 days – no other lure even came close to the #’s of trout we caught on the rigs.

The special rigs you tied for me worked great – trailer hook hookups – but again the small treble hook size permits even 8#’rs to deeply swallow the whole bait. The standard supplied hooks are too small for Lake Trout fishing. The perfect size is 4/0 although a 3/0 would work where only small-medium size Lake Trout are found, but for big water trolling the rig needs a 4/0 hook – otheriwse they can and do swallow the whole thing quite deeply and fairly regularly. Read More

LAKE ONTARIO / Baitrix Strip

Hi Gord. Just wanted to thank you for expediting delivery to me so quickly of the various Baitrix herring and anchovy baits that I ordered. Ironically, the whole baits I purchased have not produced yet, on a limited basis, but the strip bait samples you added in are working amazingly well in our Lake Ontario summer Chinook salmon derby. We fished the Baitrix RDO strip side-by-side with a real herring strip rig, and it out-fished the real thing by a 3-to 1 margin!
Thanks again. Lanny Baer, Toronto

I caught this Northern Pike in Alberta in open water, bank fishing with a hanger rig with a 2 bobber and a Baitrix Herring. No extra scent was added.


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