i found sonnys stink bait
I did a bait off yesterday using the Berkely dip bait, Sudden Impact, and Sonny's. Sonny's went 2 for 5, Sudden Impact went 0-2 and the Berkely stuff 0-0. I am going to try it again on a warm day when the water is closer to 70 degrees. I have tried numerous dip baits and the only one that has come close to unseating Sonny's is the Junie's products.
I just bought (4) 45 oz tubs of Sonny's so I expect to be good for a year or 2.
Fleet farm in Stevens Point finally has it again. Although , I met the field tester for Berkeley Power Dip and Power punch. He fishes head to head with Sonny's and says the Berkeley Power products catch more and bigger fish. Anyone else have experience with those products?
It depends on where you are fishing and if your intention is to catch mostly eaters or bigguns. I like catfish and where I get them from they are quite good to eat. I have tried other baits like cut bait and crawlers and all I catch are drum on the Rock river by Fort Atkinson. If I want to catch cats and only cats I always use Sonny's. It's stinky and messy no doubt, but it catches fish like crazy where I fish. I know on the Wisconsin river it was almost useless for me and cut bait caught all the fish that day. I don't fish there much as it is almost a 2 hour drive. Just depends on the body of water.
I have had good stink bait "sonnys" retention with the vinyl mesh treble hook bait holders.
Put it in the jar dry.
I also have a wooden dowel, to pack the bait in the top where the line comes out, when it is stuffed into the bait.
I also use wooden shims, from Menards, Lowes ect, to pack bait into the mesh sides, hold the thick end, while the thin end has enough flex/give to push and bend around your bait.
I also swap these mesh baits out while fishing, after reeling in to rebait, one sits and drys, while the dried off one, gets dipped, then thrown back out.