JRW Fishing.com ~ The Troutberry Powerbait Trout Bait Press
The Berkley Powerbait press is now available on
Amazon!!! It quickly and easily helps you form a ball of dough trout bait onto your fishing hook anytime that you are fishing with Powerbait. This ingenious device quickly and easily forms a perfect sized ball onto a #12 (or smaller) treble hook (or gang hooks, the Troutberry works great with our #10 gang hooks). As we all know trout bait smells quite rancid and getting that smell all over your fingers, and then subsequently onto your pants or shorts as you attempt to clean your fingers of leftover trout bait is an annoying problem that the troutberry solves quite nicely. With the Troutberry Powerbait trout bait press you don't have to touch your trout bait with your fingers and a perfect ball of Powerbait is formed onto your fishing hook every time. This makes
fishing with Powerbait much less messy, more convenient, and more effective.
The Troutberry Powerbait press also eliminates any human scents that would otherwise get onto your trout bait from your fingers while forming your trout bait into a ball around your fishing hook (or hooks the case of gang hooks) when fishing with Powerbait. The other cool thing about the Troutberry Powerbait press is that it has a small circle molded into the press itself that is perfect for clipping onto a JRW retractor. This way your Powerbait press will always be hanging from you retractor which is hanging from your fishing vest and within easy reach while you are trout fishing.
The Troutberry Powerbait trout bait press is available to our customers
in a package with the smaller Eggberry press for under $5.00 each (as
pictured above). Check out the photos below to see exactly how the Troutberry trout bait press works and pick a few up today for your next Powerbait fishing excursion today.
The Powerbait press combo consists of 1 Troutberry Powerbait press and 1 Egg berry
trout bait press. The troutberry trout bait press molds a perfect ball around a
#12 or smaller treble hook or #10 bait holder hook. The egg berry is for
forming salmon egg sized balls of dough bait for use in egg sacks or individually on very small treble hooks (size #18 or smaller) for trout fishing. We all know how effective egg sacks are for salmon and steelhead fishing and now you can make egg sacks out of little egg sized balls of dough bait, rather than salmon eggs. This is a very effective technique that is becoming quite popular among salmon and steelhead fishermen. If you are wondering how the Powerbait press works, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out the pictures.
Berkley Dough Bait Mold
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A question that comes up a lot for anglers new to
trout fishing is how to use Powerbait when they are trout fishing. Let's begin by defining the term Powerbait. When I refer to the word "Powerbait" I'm referring to any synthetic bait that comes in a small container and is molded onto a hook as bait. Synthetic baits like this are made by different companies, and the only important thing, as far as catching trout is concerned, is that your synthetic bait floats.
Using Powerbait for trout fishing is really quite simple. There are a few things that can be done to tip the odds into your favor though. The first of these things is to make sure that your using light fishing line. We are talking about fishing for trout, which means that the water that you're going to be fishing in should be fairly clear. Couple this with the fact that trout have very keen eyesight, and the bottom line is that you should be employing light fishing line. I suggest four-pound test monofilament.
The next tip is to make sure that you're using small hooks. The smaller your hooks, the les visible those hooks will be to the fish (which is a good thing). Again, trout have very keen eyesight and can detect hooks very easily. For this reason, small fishing hooks should be employed. I suggest size 8 or 10 hooks for almost all trout fishing.
Along with the size of your hooks, the way your hooks are set up is important as well. This is why I suggest using gang hooks. If you don't know what gang hooks are, they are simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, thus enabling you to present bait naturally, or in the case of Powerbait, gang hooks enable you present twice as much bait. Doesn't it seem as if this would work to your advantage?
Here's a great rig for using Powerbait to catch trout. Begin by taking the end of your line and slipping on a small egg sinker (1/4 to ½ an ounce). Now tie on a small barrel swivel, which will act as a "stopper" and help prevent line twist. On the other end of the barrel swivel, tie on a set of pre-tied gang hooks (size 8 or 10). Now add enough synthetic bait to each hook to completely cover each individual hook. This is your rig. Now cast it out and let it sink.
Slowly reel in the slack line and set your rod against a solid object. You want your line to be completely taught. Your rod tip will start to bounce whenever you get a bite. My normal rule of thumb is to wait thirty to forty five minutes, and if I don't receive any bites, I check my bait and re-cast. This rig works extremely well for trout fishing with Powerbait (or any floating trout bait).
Another important thing to keep in mind is when you are fishing. That's right, there are some times that are better than others, which is why you should always pay attention to the weather and moon. That's right knowing how the weather & moon relate to fishing will pay huge dividends in your trout fishing success. This simple information has a huge impact on you catching trout, believe it or not.
These simple tips and techniques will help you catch more trout when
fishing with Powerbait, or any other synthetic trout bait. How am I so sure of this fact? Because, I've been using this exact information to catch more trout for more than 20 years and know how effective it is.