How to Use Power Bait

How to Use Power BaitPower Bait is an artificial bait, engineered with visual and scent qualities that appeal to trout, the fish most commonly pursued and caught with the bait. Fishing with Power Bait is not difficult, and in fact is quite simplistic when you compare it to other types of baits and fishing techniques. However, basic guidelines will help you successfully rig your pole and catch fish include fishing line choice, fishing hole, amount of weight and application of the actual Power Bait.


Difficulty: Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pre-tied leader with hook
Step 1
Inspect your current fishing line and determine if your reel is spooled with the lightest line adequate for your specific fishing conditions. In addition, the line should be clear or some color that will blend in to its surroundings. Trout have keen eyesight making line choice important. Once you are satisfied with the fishing line on your reel, proceed to selecting a destination.
Step 2
Select a body of water appropriate for fishing with Power Bait. Still water allows Power Bait to work as it is intended, a floating bait that provides visual stimulation and emits scent attractants.
Step 3
Place and secure a weight 12 inches from the end of the fishing line. You need one quarter to one half ounce in weight. Tie a snap swivel to the end of the fishing line with the snap side facing away from the rod. Use a clincher knot to secure the swivel.
Step 4
Open the snap swivel and hook the loop of the pre-tied leader line into the swivel. Close the snap and tug the leader to make sure it is securely connected.
Step 5
Open the Power Bait container and remove a small finger full of bait. Pinch the Power Bait around your hook forming a ball. Hide the hook completely with the bait including the shank. Only fishing line should protrude from your bait ball.
Step 6
Cast the Power Bait covered hook and sinker out and let it settle until the weight no longer sinks. Reel the line back slowly until it is snug against the weight on the end of the fishing line. You can either set your fishing pole up or hold it at this point. Let your bait sit and wait for fish to bite.
Step 7
Slowly reel the fishing line snug against the weight removing the slack every fifteen minutes. No bites for 45 minutes may indicate you have an issue; reel the line back in and inspect the bait. If the bait appears to be in good condition and still covers your hook, repeat step 6. If the bait is no longer on your hook, or is in poor condition, reapply more and repeat step 6.

Tips & Warnings

Use line no heavier than eight pound test due to the senses of trout
Always have multiple colors of Power Bait available on your trip, fish may bite on color and not another
Always test the knots on your swivels, leaders and hooks; faulty knots could prevent you from landing a fish

Article Written By Jeremy Slaughter

Jeremy Slaughter is a tax, accounting and small business expert. After completing his master's degree in accounting at Keller Graduate School of Management, Slaughter co-founded an accounting and tax firm where writing plays a daily role.

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