Chena Bait comes in a small roll about 1-inch long and is packaged in a small, plastic case. Per instructions, Howard sliced the roll with a razor blade into 1/16-inch chunks, then unraveled each chunk and cut it into a half-inch long strip. When the strip is stuck on the hook and placed in water, it softens rapidly. The bait simply trails behind the jig like a wax worm but does have some swimming action.
There is some kind of fish attractant soaked into the material, and I really dont know what the material is, Howard explained. All I know is that they bite it and it saves me from having to re-bait with livebait.
We experimented with livebait, too. I rigged the same jig with meal worms and continued to catch fish, but had to constantly re-bait the hook. I eventually went back to the Chena Bait to solve the problem and frankly, caught bigger fish.
Theres no doubt that this would work in the summer when the panfish are on the outside weed edges, Howard insisted. And I know it would be deadly on the back of sinking fly, like the black Ant that people use during the pre-spawn when the fish are starting to bed. It stays on the hook so well, it would save you time from having to bait with wax worms.
Chena bait comes in strip form that can easily be added to any hook to entice nervous pan fish. The easy to handle strip profile of the bait allows the angle to decide how much or how little Chena bait is need. Special scent and life-like action is ideal for both ice fishing and summer fishing applications.
At the recommendation of someone answering phones at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Fairbanks office, our GPS was pinned on the Chena River State Recreation Area. This was where locals went trout fishing, we were told. And, rather than given names of lakes to fish, we were told five mile markers, all of which harbored trout and were stocked by the state.
At that moment, on the right side of the highway, a massive Santa statue appeared, ironically in the 2,000 person town of North Pole, which we were driving through. I pulled off the highway and walked inside Santa Claus House with Albrich to ask Santa where the best trout fishing was locally. To no surprise, he knew.
I had no clue what Chena Bait was until I caught a commercial about it and immediatly thought of this thread!!! HAHA a product on TV to catch more fishermen than fish IMO but to each their own...buy it try it and maybe you will have the secret bait
It works as well as eurolarva. I like it because it stays on the hook much longer than live bait and and you can catch a lot of fish before having to use a new piece. It is thin sliced pork rind or seal skin. I always keep some in my pocket when on the ice looking for panfish or perch.
I have caught fish with the flying lure!!! I bought the gimmick and gave it a run for awhile...not a bad bait to hit the docks with as it will \"fly\" further under the dock and caught a bass or 2 and a couple northerns. Haven't used them in years but I do still have them!!
The history of \"The Whip\" goes back to the early 1950's. The perch fishing on the shores of Lake Michigan is southeastern Wisconsin was at its peak. Catching 100 perch a day was common but you could easily burn 10 dozen minnows or worms in the process. A few fisherman started using strips of opaque white rubber they cut themselves. It worked pretty good and was certainly cheaper than buying all that bait. When the perch fishery collapsed in the mid-1950s, the rubber slivers were all but forgotten. Sometime after that the Chena-Bait (baby seal skin)fad came and went. A similar situation happened in the Green Lake, WI area. On one particularly slow day there was a Vietnamese woman that was pounding the bluegills when nobody else was. A fellow approached the woman to see what she was fishing with. The woman was using strips of rubber that she had cut from an old set of dishwashing gloves.
In the mid 1970s the plastic worm revolution, \"texas rigging\", and the inventions of the \"Mister Twister\" had turned the concept of jigging on its head. Jigging twister tails in Canada would produce an catch of walleyes faster and more conveniently than live bait could. Ice fishing was catching on too with the advent of modern hand and power augers that made cutting a hole in the ice really easy. Lake Mendota in Madison, WI was one of the most popular lakes for panfish. Many fisherman from southern Wisconsin flocked to get 50 fish limits of perch, bluegill, and crappies. Wax worms worked but they were hard to come by. You couldn't just stop at the quick-e-mart and pick up a dozen. Many raised or harvested their own waxies and grubs, but it was a lot of work and they died and turned black if they got too cold. A chance encounter between one of the innovative Lake Michigan perch fisherman and a fisherman named Herman, one day out on Lake Mendota, was the inspiration for a soft plastic ice fishing tail. Herman was using thin slices of purple bass jelly worms on a #8 ice jig and doing quite well will all species of panfish. Fishermen Joe Moreau andOscar Franseen from Racine, WI started cutting their own slivers of purple worm and calling them \"Purple Hermans\".
The \"Purple Hermans\" worked great and a few ice fisherman swore they would never use live bait again. As the demand for the tails grew within the circle of friends, cutting the jelly worms into the perfect shape was getting to be too time consuming. Looking for an easier way, it was soon realized the plastic used in the jelly bass worms could be re-melted. An open face mold brass mold was made with a file. The evolution from strips of rubber to molded soft platic was just about complete.Unfortunately, the pointy tail that gave the tail its perpetual wiggle, couldn't be made reliably with an open face mold.
We started using tails pressed from Joe and Oscars original mold in the late 1980s. We had great success with it but wanted a slightly longer tail for jumbo perch and late ice crappies, but could also be cut down for a lite bite. We had a new 1.75\" mold machined in Boyceville, WI. We experimented and tested softer plastics and scents until we had it perfected.The result is a longer tail with a long taper that created an extremly sharp point. We call this super soft plastic tail \"The Whip\" because of the incredible live flicking action that seems to come alive without even trying to jig it. The pulse of your thumb on your jigging pole, or a slight breeze on your fishing line is enough movement to keep The Whip whipping. The evolution of The Whip has spanned 4 decades. The shape, the soft translucent plastic infused with SL-B, and the protective anise scented sheen are some of the improvements over the years, that have made The Whip the best bait, live or artificial, ever dropped below the ice. You have got to try 'em out.
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We have a great selection of minnows, worms, leeches, spikes and wax worms (depending on the season). We also have rods, reels, bait buckets, terminal tackle, propane canisters, hooks, jigs, plastics, and more.
Lots of Coho powerline as well as rod and reel. Larger minnows and night crawlers best. A few using lures and crankbaits catching also. Some really nice Steelhead and Browns caught too. Hours through this week and probably next are 6am to 2pm.
Walleye action continues to be slow with the cold weather and snow in recent days. The bite down river, Orahula to the lake has been the best. Panfish on Partridge, still doing well, but check with local bait shops for ice conditions.
These specimens were donated to the University of Alaska Museum of the North, where Curator Andres Lopez was already involved with several projects involving lampreys. He is working with undergraduate, graduate and faculty researchers across a variety of units on campus to learn more about the complex life cycles of lampreys.
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