Fishbites ?

Fishbites ?




I'm thinking about trying Fishbites when I come down 1st week of September. I'll be fishing surf,pier & Little Bridge.Any opinions or advice?


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They work not maybe not as good as natural but I have had luck with the Blood worm and shrimp too. Best thing is, they don't go bad if you don't use it all. and you don't need to keep it on ice.


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I have to be honest the shrimp and sand flea work BETTER for me on rigs than the real thing. Especially if the surf is hard. both Shrimp and sand fleas have a short life on a rig while both of the fish bite flavors stay for a long time and can take multiple hits to the bait before you have to re-do them.
Also you can order direct from fishbites if you have the time and save a good amount of coin.


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They do work. Very convenient. Very Expensive in my opinion. My experience is the Sand Flea works best, but not every store carrys that variety. I know TW's does. As someone said in a rough surf they will last better. However, on an overall basis I would never, never agree that it works better than real bait. We keep several varieties on our charter boat, just in case we are forced to do a Sound Trip because of weather. One last thing. You really should carry a scissor, which not only works well to cut them but to get the "mesh" off (that's the inside piece that it is molded on) off the hook. Leave a fish for me


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Thank's for the responses folks.I think I'll get some bloodworm,sandflea and shrimp to try.I like to travel light - small tackle bag(with scissors),1 rod & sand spike.I'm in my seventies so I don't try to lug a lot of stuff.Don't need a cooler cause I release anything I catch.


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johnnylite You know you can drive on the beach in many areas with a permit. I too am 70 and doubt I could carry all my stuff on to the beach .so Driving is great . Mount a cooler rack on a 4x4 and your good to go.


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Thank's Rick.That is the way to go to find good looking spots.But my days of spending all day on the beach are over - too many skin cancer surgeries in recent years. I limit myself to a couple of hours at dawn or dusk.Stuck with whatever the beach structure is in front of where I'm staying.Just casual fishing.I love standing in the suds watching the sun come up fish or no fish.(fish is better)
I think I'll contact Pickle to see about chasing some fish.


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My son and I put them to the test for the last 3 years with the sand flea. We used same rods same line and the same Joe Moore floro rigs and cast near each other.
We always caught more pomps with the fishbites than we did with real sand fleas.
The difference with mullet was no difference using blood worms vs real and we had some very good flounder bites on bucktails with a strip of the clam as a teaser but with so much depending on how you work the bucktail i don't know if I could say it made a difference or not.
Since the Op is looking to carry less you can take a bag or 2 out with you and stuff it in your pocket and be set for a while.
I have to say I am a real minimalist when I am surf fishing and can get by with a little waist "fanny pack" with all the tackle I will need.
In the fall I set up 2 berkley boxes that fit in the front of my vest or jacket depending on the weather and i am good to go.


RE: Fishbites ?




My son and I put them to the test for the last 3 years with the sand flea. We used same rods same line and the same Joe Moore floro rigs and cast near each other.
We always caught more pomps with the fishbites than we did with real sand fleas.
The difference with mullet was no difference using blood worms vs real and we had some very good flounder bites on bucktails with a strip of the clam as a teaser but with so much depending on how you work the bucktail i don't know if I could say it made a difference or not.
Since the Op is looking to carry less you can take a bag or 2 out with you and stuff it in your pocket and be set for a while.
I have to say I am a real minimalist when I am surf fishing and can get by with a little waist "fanny pack" with all the tackle I will need.
In the fall I set up 2 berkley boxes that fit in the front of my vest or jacket depending on the weather and i am good to go.

Alexy
I've had good luck with FishBites bloodworm while surf fishing. Mostly Spot and the like, but if fish are there and hungry, they sure seem to like it.


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for sea mullet i use the orange flea, you will be amazed if the fish are there




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Hint: Cut the Fishbites into 3/4 " pieces before you go and carry them in a small container, such as an empty pill bottle.


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My fishbites are locked and loaded & I'll be crossing the bridge tomorrow afternoon.Don't know how I'll be able to sleep tonight.I've also got a trip booked on Pickle's boat Tuesday in case the fishbites don't work. Banana


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