ABOUT OUR BAITS
The attractants in these baits
definitely do their job. When I
saugeye fish, everyone is using
small 3/16 oz blade baits and 1-1/2
twister tails tipped with minnows.
All I use is a 1/4 oz jig head and a
3" bear claw grub and I catch as
many or more fish than the people
All Bearpaw baits are fortified with Mega
Strike fish scent.
Before I talk business, I'd like to
relate a short story to you. Due to a
number of reasons, I have not been
fishing much in quite a while. Last
weekend a friend encouraged me to enter
a local bass tournament with him. It
was held on a small, highly pressured
lake on which I have never done well
anytime I've fished it. True to form,
fishing was slower than slow and by 10
am we had no keepers. I had one bag of
your 5" Lazy Sticks in my boat, and even
though we had been trying Senkos, I put
your bait on. Two casts later we had
our first keeper. By the 2 pm weigh-in,
we had a limit and took 2nd place-
missed 1st by 6 oz. I'm sure we could
have culled for a better fish but I ran
out of your baits!
Bearpaw's Custom Hand-poured Lazy Stick is
similar to the famous Senko only in size and
shape. The Senko is widely used from the
beginner to the best of pro Anglers. Unlike
the Senko our Lazy Stick is a floating bait.
Willis "SNAGMAN" Beam
The 4 inch Lazy
Stick (Our 2nd favorite bait) colors tested
#9,#11,#40, and a special request of a smoke
with purple fleck. I used this bait several
different ways. Most effective was on a 3/0
hook and a 1/8oz split shot...this bait
floats fairly well so to work it I casted
over and in front of weed lines in 6 feet of
water, letting it slowly settle. then I just
twitched it and sorta of tugged it along.
Being in a clear water lake I was able to
watch the bass come out of the weeds and
nail this bait from underneath as it hopped
along. Next I wacky rigged it on a drop Shot
rig and vertical jigged it in 13 to 15 feet
water...I found this was very effective on
tough bite days and especially after the
lake had been hammered by tournament anglers
and weekend anglers. this is a good bait to
use when lakes are really pressured. The 6
inch works good when looking for bass that
wants a little bigger meal!
Willis "SNAGMAN" Beam and Fishing Partner
Sherry *Bassette* Lee are independent field
testers and are on the pro-staff of BearPaw
Hand Poured baits, we do our tests mostly on
Lake St Clair in Ontario Canada, the
following are products and results on each
type of plastic bait we have tested to
include techniques and colors. So it is
important to view the color chart on
BearPaws website for reference.
From Kevin Dahlke
I am very impressed with the 4" Shad.
This is really one bait that I
can count on that will catch fish in all
situations. The life like action that
this bait gives off is unbelievable, I
am able to use this bait and catch
smallmouth just about anywhere that I
fish it as opposed to any other bait.
I have been using the Grizzly Stick
quite a bit and this is a winner of a
bait. I have had situations where that
is the only bait the bass preferred and
couldn't get them to bite anything else.
The Grubs and the Trailers are working
awesome, for tough fishing conditions.
The grub is a great go to bait and works
great around docks and wood structure.
I had one of your trailers on a jig and
during a tournament caught a 19"
Kevin is an avid tournament angler
that fishes in MA, NH, and ME, with numerous
top 10 finishes. His real passion is
introducing youngsters to the sport of bass
fishing and getting them hooked on fishing.
Kevin is the owner of
a web site that follows him and gives
information for fishing the upper New
Dad and I made
it out for another great day of
fishing with Bear Paws Custom Hand
My dad who
caught a beautiful Bass using the
Creature Bait on our last
outing..... Quickly chose the same
bait today. He fished it rigged with
a single hook, a slip sinker with a
red bead on each side of the sinker.
Bait" is a marvel........ It has
outstanding action and is just
incredible to watch in the water.
landed 5 small pike with this bait
before it tore apart.... Add the
bass caught with this very same bait
last trip, and you have one VERY
TOUGH bait that the fish love to
hang on to!
I chose what I
believe is called the Six Inch Slick
Stick. I rigged this bait with a
single hook, and a small bullet slip
several sunfish and perch on this
bait...... These were very small
fish compared to the bait. I smiled
big on most of these, as there is
humor in the way those fish will
hold on to the tail of these Bear
Paws Baits. They do not want to let
go and several were boated just by
reeling them in and flipping them in
to the boat...... Several of these
fish were not hooked..... Just
holding on for dear life, refusing
to let go. All of our fish were
A good day on
the lake to say the least!!!!
Celdon is an independent bait reviewer from
Vermont and has no connection with Bearpaw
by Susan Brownell
haven't been able to BASS fish much this
year, but yesterday I stole away for about 3
hours to a small local pond. My first bass (
13 inches) was caught on a Zoom Super Fluke,
but after an hour of trying every productive
place in the pond with it, that was all that
would take it.
I rummaged through my tackle box and found
one of Bearpaws Lazy Sticks, it's a pumkin
color with gold flakes. I tossed in in a few
places and nothing happened until a nice
cast next to the cait tails. I brought in a
fiesty 17 inch Largemouth bass. I had thrown
my super fluke to this spot many times the
hour prior to this lure.
The worm held up much better than a senko
would have. This fish jumped all over the
place, but the worm hung on!
The picture is posted in the Members Photo
Album on S&K. I am wearing a FISH TIE!
Susan Brownell is an avid fisher mom
in New York. She is listed in many bass