I rig them up pretty plain, not such an expense when you have guys jigging the bottom. We drift jig around the rocks and sand flats, so a lot of gear can be lost. Guys kind of look at me funny when I rig them up with the Baitrix glow herring, but as soon as something wonderful grabs hold, they sure change their minds. The natural Anchovy have worked phenomenal on the Chinook and Coho as well. And the rockfish love it all.
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Northern Dream Charters
Prince Rupert, B.C
“We don’t know the Lure used, but we do know there are some huge Chinooks out there this year.
This 84 lb monster female Chinook was caught by Chris Lewis, a Vancouver, B.C. resident. Mr. Lewis was a guest of Queen Charlotte Lodge and guided by Lodge Guide Derek Poitras.
After a quick photo the fish was released. Let’s hope she makes it to her likely destination..the Skeena River or Rivers Inlet.
Our congratulations go to Mr. Lewis. Well done!”
The Baitrix Crew
Photo Credits: National Post
Nice Chinook on a Baitrix tunable whole herring at Ucluelet, British Columbia.
28 & 49 lbs and lot’s of 40 plus! With the Baitrix Tunable Herring.
I know herring and anchovy baits work, but I hate all the fuss of buying, freezing, thawing, and brining baits. Setting real bait in teaser heads to roll just right is a real pain, especially if the bait is still a bit too soft. And if I miss a strike, I’ll be towing a round a useless piece mangled bait. Oh yeah…fishy fingers and hands, yuck!
When I saw Baitrix imitation Anchovy and Herring baits for the first time, I was quite amazed at how life-like they looked. And they smelled great (keep them away from licorice lovers). But would they work?
Regular Baitrix lures still need fussing with hook placement and line tension in a teaser head to get the roll right, but the new “tunable” baits, with their bendable metal inserts, are much easier to adjust – they can even be fished without a teaser head. With both kinds of Baitrix imitation baits, once set, maintaining the same roll as you wish is easy – the soft plastic lures are very durable and seldom need replacing after any strike. And Baitrix Strip, Whole Herring and Whole Anchovy lures do catch fish.
Fished head-to-head with real bait, Baitrix products held their own. They were even more effective, because I could get my almost-indestructible Baitrix lure adjusted and back into the water in seconds!
Having a package or two of Baitrix imitation baits in my tackle box means I will always have, and not run out of bait on any fishing trip.
David Wei, Outdoors Writer
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Thank goodness I still had a couple of Rhys Davis Strip Teaser heads. Your chartreuse strips with tails worked from moment then I dropped them into the briny! Unfortunately, it took us a bit of time to get them to hook into fish and hang on. They hooked much better once I put them behind a full-sized flasher. We had about a dozen hits on the strip compared to zero on anything else.
Please feel free to use the pics. Thanks again!!!
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