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Losing Bait Prematurely? Button them Up with Bait Buttons! (continued)

Effectiveness: So in our brief experiment minnow fishing, what we eventually surmised is that the minnows would begin to dance around and shake, likely because they were being approached by a big, hungry fish. But they'd do so to the point of ripping their lips and simply shaking off the hook, or to the point where they made it easy for the big, hungry fish to rip them off the hook.

Sometimes, you get the bait back.. in this case we did not.

The bait buttons definitely mitigated against this loss and kept the minnows on the hooks until such time a fish at them and was, itself, hooked. We found the bait buttons surprisingly effective.

Even more exciting is the ability to use these buttons on soft plastic baits.

Installation & Reuse: The buttons are actually soft enough to where you can put them on and take them off the hooks with your bare fingers. However, because they are so small, we recommend using the holder included with each standard package of buttons (there's also a refill pack that does not come with the holder).

If they start making the buttons in different colors, their utility will increase!

The holder, houses a good number of bait buttons inside its casing. To use, simply shake the holder until a button appears out at the bottom, stick the hook point in the middle of the button, and pull through. It's a very simple procedure.

Live bait, or soft plastic baits, the Bait Buttons server a very useful purpose!

Other Uses: We carried the bait button device a step further and began using them with success on wacky hooks, drop shot rigs, and other finesse applications. The downside here? For now, the buttons only come in one color, red, so they are quite visible when on the hook. When finesse fishing, this could be an issue, but for plastic baits like the Senko or plastic craw, probably not a big deal.


Bait Buttons Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality The buttons hold up relatively well and the dispenser fulfills its purpose 7.5
Performance Work as advertised 8
Price Won't break the bank 8
Features Buy the pre-loaded dispenser first 7
Design (Ergonomics) Simple and very effective 7
Application Works with both live bait, and soft plastics 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here


Pluses and Minuses:


+ Works with both soft plastics and live bait - Only one color option - at least for now
+ Dispenser makes them really easy to use  
+ Reusable!  


Conclusion: Whether you're fishing minnows, crawlers, or roe, or if you're looking for a way to get extra life out of your soft plastic baits, Bait Buttons are a product worth some serious consideration. They're easy to use, but most of all, they work! If they come out with some other color options, or really, just start making them in a clear color option, the possibilities may be endless in bass fishing applications. For now, they're a good tool for general fishing applications and a great way to keep your bait buttoned for better catching opportunities.


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