For several years now we have been getting requests for trout replication baits. Mainly targeting fish that eat trout, such as striped bass, largemouth bass, lake trout, and brown trout. With Chad traveling to test baits in NV and UT over the past year, and fishing for these targeted fish, he went back into design to create the Trout Bait. The action of the patented design works, so Chad then worked on the size of the bait and head weight for a slow glide while still maintaining the correct action the bait needed. For those big game hunters that are looking for that one big bite, this definitely is the bait you want to add to your big bait arsenal. You will be glad you did. We are offering the bait in the 2 oz. This is a limited edition and there is a limited quantity.
Another great testimonial! On the mint 1.5oz! You can zoom in and see it in her mouth. And hell yeah I yelled… HOOK-UP!!! - Daniel Kramer Shop this Jig
Another great testimonial! "I signed up for a typical rockfish outing with Capt Kyle Dyerly on the Phenix out of Patriot Sportfishing Avila, CA. I learned about Hookup Baits from Capt Kyle on a previous trip with him and was anxious to test them out. Sure enough, as expected landed some very nice Brown and Red Rockfish. As the day was winding down and we were heading back to the pier, Capt Kyle had warned us to keep our heavy rigs available "just in case". He found a school of White Sea Bass and the game was on! It was wide open! Within 30 minutes we must have landed 20 or more of these awesome fighters. I am most happy to say, I landed 3 of these guys using my light rig, a Daiwa Lexa HD 300 with 30# braid with a short 25# flouro leader using a 1.5-ounce Chovy. This is the most exciting thing I have done in years and I give all the credit to Captain Kyle and Hookup Baits for making this happen. Thanks for a great product!" Rich Kebo
Over the past year fishing many lakes in California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Oregon for trout, we noticed that the main forage fish for big native trout is the Chub. So, Chad went back to designing and testing a bait that matches these fish. The action of the patented design is always a winner for all fish in freshwater or saltwater, so the design of the bait remains the same. However, by testing different shades of color on a pearl body looking to match the look of small Chubs, Chad came up with one that proved repeatedly to be a winner in catching many big rainbows, cutthroat, and brown trout. It has been also very effective on freshwater bass, saltwater spotted bay bass, and halibut. July 15, 2021 Chub release will include the 1/32 thru 1/4 oz baits in scented and unscented. This color will be part of the standard product line available for retail partners and online store. The upcoming release of the 3/8 thru 1.5 oz baits is coming soon.