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#8136077 - 10/21/12 08:00 AM Using Fish bites
joser Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 506
Loc: clyde texas
Heading to Port A to fish the piers and jettys staying at Bay Tree Condos, want to try fish bites, I know Fishinlady swears by them, how do you cut them and what size hooks or rigs do you use , only seen pictures of fish bites, any tips would be appreciated, Joser

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#8136302 - 10/21/12 09:56 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
mullets+minnows Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 166
Loc: Houston Tx
Use the EZ shrimp or crab flavor. They are just 2 11 in. strips of fishbites that you can cut to size. Cut 1 inch pieces unless you are just getting small nibbles, then I like to go to a half inch piece. I use a carolina rig with a 2/0 circle hook. In the surf when the water is rough I will use a 2 oz spider weight but if its calm I will use a 2 oz pyramid weight. At the jetties use those round disc shaped weights in 2 oz.
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#8137668 - 10/21/12 04:41 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
FL-Fishlady Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 873
Loc: Aransas Pass, Texas
I make my own double drop leaders out of 30# test monofilament with the weight about 1 foot below the lowest hook. I like to use #2 or #3 circle hooks and sometimes put a colored bead just ahead of the hook. I buy Shrimp flavored FishBites, they come in a package with two 1/2" x 12" strips. I like to cut them in one inch pieces and keep them in a medicine bottle which is easier to get into and closes tighter than the package they come in. Put the hook into the piece one time only. It won't come off easily, even after catching a few fish. Good fishin' fish


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#8137754 - 10/21/12 05:20 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
joser Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 506
Loc: clyde texas
thanks for the tips

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#8139687 - 10/22/12 10:39 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
fishernoob Offline
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Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 295
Loc: Corpus Christi, Texas
I use fish bites and shrimp together. I put the fish bites on first then a dead shrimp. I imagine the scent bringing them in and the shrimp for sight.
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#8139698 - 10/22/12 10:41 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: fishernoob]
Garfish 3 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 568
Loc: Cypress, Tx
[quote=fishernoob]I use fish bites and shrimp together. I put the fish bites on first then a dead shrimp. I imagine the scent bringing them in and the shrimp for sight. [/quote

X2 - That's how i use them.]
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#8141474 - 10/22/12 06:17 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
back2fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1611
Loc: Houston
I have had some luck with crab flavor Fish Bites lately. Also the shrimp work well.
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#8165222 - 10/29/12 12:36 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
FL-Fishlady Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 873
Loc: Aransas Pass, Texas
I just bought some at the Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop in Harlingen for $5.49 a pkg. I got one pkg. of quick release to try since the water temps are getting cooler. fish
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#8165269 - 10/29/12 02:15 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
LOVNTREE Offline
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Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 1270
Loc: HALTOM CITY,TEXAS
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#8177474 - 10/31/12 10:08 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
back2fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1611
Loc: Houston
The quick release work too fast for me. I put a tiny piece of fast release on the hook but use a larger piece of long lasting.
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#8177550 - 10/31/12 10:28 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
fishernoob Offline
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Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 295
Loc: Corpus Christi, Texas
Just get long lasting and be done with it...lol.
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#8185649 - 11/03/12 10:32 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
FL-Fishlady Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
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Loc: Aransas Pass, Texas
Whatever you're trying to catch, it works!!! fish
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#8187101 - 11/03/12 08:22 PM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
back2fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1611
Loc: Houston
Caught a nice sand trout on crab flavor today. Fish Bites do work. The more I use them the more I like and trust them.
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#8188039 - 11/04/12 07:54 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
catchnrelease Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Kyle, TX
Interesting. I wonder, besides the different scents, does the color matter? I' ve never used fish bites.
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#8188654 - 11/04/12 11:33 AM Re: Using Fish bites [Re: joser]
back2fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1611
Loc: Houston
You can use any color jig or soft bait that you wish and then tip the hook with whatever flavor Fish Bites you want. I have been fishing the chartreuse shrimp but they are extreme acting. I will switch to long acting.

If I hit an area where the fish are very active then extreme, fast acting, is the way to go.
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