By Robert Feinauer, Captain, Fine Hours fishing team
We used Big Water Tackle's BTB system for the first time during the Ludington Ladies Pro/Am. We ran both BTB and traditional cut bait. All of our biggest Kings came on the BTB, both during the Ladies and during the two day Ludington Offshore Classic. That includes the $500.00 winning big fish at the Ladies Classic. BTB is much more convenient, less expensive and way less mess. Best of all, it's reusable, unlike traditional cut bait, so we can just keep putting it back down and catching more fish. We're definitely sold on the BTB system.
By Team Plugg'n Along
In past years I used cut bait when trolling for salmon and trout. I had great fishing success, but hated the excessive preparation, care, and costs required in using actual herring strips.
At this years fishing show I was introduced to a new innovative product called BTB. Wow, how simple it is to use! I just pin the bait strip into the head, glow it up, dip it into a jar of herring oil, and lower it into the water.
My fishing results using BTB have been excellent! Even after two plus hours of trolling, I was amazed I didn't need to reapply the herring oil, the scent was still noticeably trapped under the bait head. Also, I'm still fishing the same originally purchased BTB bait strips - GOTTA LIKE THAT no more hassles with cut bait and it's deterioration factor! Thanks Big Water Tackle for Better Than Bait !!!
By Troy Wortley
For the last two years I have had the pleasure of testing one of the most innovative products to hit the salmon market in years. If you use cut bait then you might want to listen up. This year Big Water Tackle put BTB on the market. BTB is a great substitute for cut bait. I know you guys are probably saying nothing will replace real bait. That's where you guys are wrong. With real bait it must be refrigerated, cured, and soaked in herring oil. Besides all of these things, have you ever seen a piece of real bait glow? Probably not but BTB does. Other than glowing brilliantly it is made of a tough material that is more resilient than real bait. I've caught up to ten kings on one piece of BTB where, with real bait, you are lucky to get up to two kings without having to replace the real bait. As for catching more fish on real bait we ran BTB against real bait last year and there was days where BTB out fished real bait 2-1. Not only does BTB catch kings but we also have taken browns, lakers, and even walleye.
I've personally tested this product in some of the best salmon hot spots in the country. It's been tested in Oswego, NY, Frankfort, MI., Rogers City, MI., and my home port Black River, MI., just to name a few. We consistently caught kings on lake Huron where it seems everyone else has totally given up on lake Huron. I have been a field tester and a pro staffer for Big Water Tackle for the past five years. I know you guys are probably thinking this guy is just trying to promote a product but last year, our team consistently won tournament after tournament. If you just give it a try I think that you, too, will consistently put more fish in your cooler.
Our tournament standing were as follows:
1st place 2007 Michigan Brown Trout Super Tournament
1st place 2007 Detour X Atlantic Salmon Derby
1st place 2007 Black River ATF Big Fish contest
1st place 2007 Black River ATF year long tournament
1st place king
1st place brown
1st place laker
1st place steel head
3rd place 2007 Rogers City lions tournament
7th place 2007 Lincoln lions tournament
1st place 4 time Lincoln lions ladies classic champs including back to back 2006 2007
6th place 2007 Jack Daniels ladies classic Alpena Mi, out of 90 boats