Review of the Berkley Powerbait “The General Worm”
Stick Worm Bait
Stick worms are one of the most popular baits used for fresh water fishing. In fact, they are some of the oldest surviving baits that have been used for fishing. If you want to learn more about baits, then you will find that there is a large variety to choose from, including fly, crankbaits, night crawlers, tubifex worms and many more. They come in many different shapes and sizes and can even be purchased in bulk at wholesale fish stores. You can also choose a variety of bait depending on what kind of fish you are planning on catching. Below we will go over some of the best stick worm bait that you can use.
The first type of fishing experience that we are going to discuss is that of “live worms”. There are a number of different types of worms that you can use, including gold spinners, red worms, red-top, blue worms and live worms. Live worms offer a great deal of opportunity for you to get the bait into the fish’s mouth as quickly as possible. On the other hand, if you are looking to catch the smaller mouth bass, then it is often recommended that you use worms that do not have strong attachments to them.
Dead worms are also a great way to go when you are looking to get the most out of your fishing. This type of bait has a unique presentation that makes it stand out when it is presented to the fish. Worms such as blue, red and gold ones are known to offer the best chance at getting the jig up in the water. The reason why this is so important is because they have a very strong smell when they are newly dead. You should take special note of this when you are going through the tackle box, as it is important to make sure that you do not leave any of these worms in there. Dead worms are also very easy to package into small plastic containers.
On top of using dead worms for fishing, it can also be fun to sprinkle the water with some lime or lemon juice to offer an extra touch to your worms. If you are going to do this, then you will want to be sure that you are using a natural bait. For example, you could sprinkle crushed lime or lemon juice on your bait and allow it to sink down into the water. The smell of the juice will attract fish, but it may not necessarily be as effective as some other types of natural bait.
One of the most popular ways to fish with worms is to bring them along with you while fishing. There are many different methods for doing this, but the most popular option is to stick them onto your fishing line while you are fishing. If you have live worms on your hook, then this can often work quite well, provided that you tie them off with a small rubber or plastic piece. If you don’t have the ability to tie your worms off, then you can purchase plastic worm traps that you can place on the bottom of the lake or pond. These traps come in a variety of sizes and colors, so you are sure to find one that will work well for you.
You can also create your own bait by creating a simple worm. This can be accomplished with a little creativity and some materials from around your house. If you already have some meat on hand, then you can certainly use that. Other materials that you can easily use include paper towels, Saran wrap, and even a Saran wrap bag. Once you have your own bait prepared, you will simply want to lure fish with it. In no time at all, you will start seeing great results from this natural bait.
“The Berkley Powerbait The General holds up surprisingly well for a stick worm. I’ve been primarily rigging it on a 3/0 or 4/0 offset EWG hook and it seems to stay intact for a long time. This allows me to fish more efficiently without having to mess around with re-rigging it every few skips.
When it comes to durability in regards to fish catching, I feel comfortable telling you to expect about three fish per worm. Now of course, that all depends on how the fish bite and other random factors, but three is a fair average.
When they bite The General, you can hardly shake ’em off. Before you ask… yes, I have tried to shake fish off while testing this worm. They just eat it. You could hook a fish on this worm with a Snoopy pole, give it to a toddler and they probably wouldn’t lose the fish. It’s something myself and a lot of my buddies agree on. There’s something to the whole Powerbait thing. I wouldn’t have ordered a bunch more last week if I didn’t believe that.
Pretty colors, a nice shimmy on the fall and a little stink on it… what else could I ask for in a stick worm? This is a really good option for those who like to fish shallow water. I could even see this being effective on a Ned rig or Carolina rig in deeper water as well. The way these fish have been eating this little dude has turned this into a definite confidence bait for me. “