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History of The Bait Pump
One day three years ago fishing was slow,
so my dear old uncle started using a new product he had found
called ‘Berkley Crappie Nibbles’. He starting
catching crappie, and soon had me using them. At the end
the day we had our limit and could cull from the live well
and brought home 100, 1 to 2 pound crappie. The only problem
was for every crappie caught, 1 to 3 nibbles ended up in
the bottom of the boat due to the fish shaking and our other
on our four jig setup, would be shaken off, plus the constant
removal of the nibbles by bream or smaller crappie.
This caused a problem because the nibbles worked very well,
and we didn’t want to stop using them, but the constant
mess became more than my wife could stand when it came time
to clean the boat.
This prompted me to look for a better way.
I tried syringes, turkey injectors, and even a turkey injector
with the aid of a caulking gun.
Nothing worked well due to the high viscosity of the nibbles
unless they were watered down to the point of being so thin
that they would not last long even inside the jig.
A few months later I had the opportunity to design and machine
ducks calls made from acrylic and this led to the design of
The Bait Pump as it is today.
I made a few and tested it secretly to make sure that it worked,
and I new right away that I had an advantage over others on
those days the fishing was slow, without the mess in my boat.
On good days on the lake I found that the aid of crappie nibbles
were not necessary, but I felt better knowing that they didn’t
hurt anything being injected into my jigs.
The day came when I had to share with my family and friends
because they struggled most days to catch, and new that I
was doing something that made my bait more attractive to fish
I made and gave away 10 Bait Pumps to them, (my uncle included),
and immediately improved the catch that they other wise struggled
A friend of mine said if you don’t get a patent you
are going to see it the shelf for sale at Wal-Mart one day
and you would be sorry.
So to sum up the matter, The Bait Pump is
used to enhance the use of soft plastics with a paste of a
viscosity such that can not otherwise be easily injected.
I do not begrudge any of the jells or jellies on the market,
they are great, the only problem I have with them is that
the thicker paste last longer and I have more time for fishing
and less time injecting.