Here’s a unique fishing bait which mimics bleeding. These baits imitating blood stimulate a fish’s predatory instincts to hopefully help you catch more fish. The bleed bait is designed to hold special pellets which slowly dissipate a red natural die. The idea is it can help get fish to bite by making your bait look like it is seriously wounded. After, a few weeks of testing these bleed baits, here are my thoughts and insights about this unique new lure for bass fishing. It might be something to consider to help you “Krak” some bass!
Baits Imitating Blood
The bleed bait is a crazy cool concept for triggering a bass’s predatory instincts. Here’s a quick run down of these baits, and how they actually work for catching bass. When the company reached out to me to try some samples, I thought it sounded like a cool concept. It is always fun to test out new baits and gear. Let’s dive into these bleeding imitation baits, and I’ll show you what you can expect with them.
Bleed Bait Design
The bleed bait body shape is identical to the Yamamoto Fat Ika. The main difference between the two is the chambers in the bleed bait allow for red pellets to sit and bleed out in the water. The bait design is great, because it catches fish even without the red bleeding. I tried testing this bait out several different ways such as on a bullet weight texas rig, neko rig, ned rig with the skirts cut off, and lastly weightless texas style. The weightless style as illustrated on the box was definitely the best. Even with the weightless rigging the bait sinks decently fast. The baits seem to hold up decently even after taking a little bit of a beating from the bass when I used them.
Blood Imitation Bait in Practice
In practice, the little red pellets which create the bleeding in the bait are kind of a pain. They are small and spill easily. Plus, if you don’t have the little tool or a small tooth pick it’s almost impossible to get the pellets down into the chambers. Even with 5 pellets in the bait, you can maximally get only about 15 minutes of fishing in the water before the pellet bleeding appears to dry out. It was really hard to know when you need to refill or not with the bleed pellets.
On the positive side, it did seem like the extra blood action from the pellets, appeared to generate more bites. There were a couple times when using the bleed bait when the blood ran out. I’d put fresh pellets in, and the next cast or two produced a bass. It was fun to think about how the lure was bleeding as it fell through the water. The blood stimulation is drawn out on impact with anything. Knowing what your bait is doing helped me to jerk it up off the bottom to get that bleeding imitation revived to try and trigger a bite.
Bleeding Bait Bass Fishing Video
This video contains my first use of the bleed baits bass fishing. The video includes from the start with un-boxing the bleed baits all the way through to catching some bass. Plus, some footage of experimenting with the different rigging options. It’s always fun to catch fish on new baits. Hopefully, you can see from this video whether or not the bleed bait will work for you. Head over to the show notes of the video on the YouTube channel to win a box of these baits. Contest rules are lined out there.
Bleeding Baits Pro’s and Con’s Weighted
Let’s take a look at some of the positive and negative aspects of the bleed bait. On the positive side the bait catches fish. On the negative side replacing the pellets every 15 minutes is a bit of a pain. Does the bleeding action of the bait really generate more bites? My opinion is….maybe. It seems to get bit quicker with the pellets bleeding out, but the bait will generate bites regardless of whether it is bleeding or not. It wasn’t a super clear night and day difference in the number of fish caught with bleeding and non-bleeding action.
Hope you found this post about the bleed bait intriguing and fun like I have. For more details about this product check it out on Kickstarter –
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